Next Meeting:

New Friends and Old Friends
(People & Plants) in Mexico

By Kelly Griffin
Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 pm

Location: Auditorium in the San Francisco County Fair Building, 9th Ave and Lincoln Way, San Francisco MAP

For our September meeting, Kelly Griffin will give a talk on Mexico which combines photos taken on several trips. There may be some species you have seen before, but these will be new photos with a glimpse of how they are doing now, and there will definitely be some plants and tales that you have not seen or heard about. There will be lots of Dudleyas, Echeverias, and Agaves, including one that is new and is as yet little known: Agave manantlanicola.

Kelly's current position is Succulent Plant Development Manager for Altman Plants in Vista, California. He has the good fortune to play with plants most days, and to study them both here and abroad. He sometimes gets to trek off to visit them in nature. In his work with plants over the years, he has created some interesting things, including Agaves ('Cubic', 'Moto Sierra', 'Snowglow', etc.) and Aloes ('Delta Lights', 'Pink Blush', 'Christmas Carol', 'Grassy Lassie', to name a few).

Kelly will also be our Featured Grower for September.

What to bring:

The show plants of the month are Sedum for succulents and Ferocactus for cacti, plus anything else that looks good which you would like to share with the other members.

Please bring baked goodies, fruit, snack food or a beverage if your last name begins with the letters S to Z and A to B, and any other members who can contribute this month.

A generous offer from

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