August Agenda
Monthly Program, August 12, 1-4pm
Balboa Park, Casa del Prado, Room 101.
Coffee in the Garden
Friday & Saturday, August 18th & 19th, 10am-2pm
552 Seabright Lane, Solana Beach
At the home of Tina and Joe Zucker
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August 2017 Program
Plant of the Month Presentation

by Tina Zucker
Tina Zucker grows and sells many beautiful species of caudiciform plants includ-ing those pictured. She will share her expertise and a few of her favorite plants at the August meeting.
A caudiciform is a plant with a swollen, water-storing stem or root/stem combina-tion called a caudex. A caudex is a type of thickened stem that is either underground or near ground level. It may be swollen for the purpose of water storage, especially in xerophytes.
Treasures of the Sierra Madre, part 2: San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas and Southern Nuevo Leon
by Brian Kemble
Brian Kemble has returned again and again to Mexico to investigate its amaz-ingly rich flora of succulent plants. This program covers 3 states in northeastern Mexico, an area where the Sierra Madre Oriental is a dominating geographical feature. In a presentation in April 2016, Brian showed photos of the same mountain range farther south, in the states of Hidalgo, Queretaro and Guanajuato, so this might be considered a northward extension of the area covered in that talk. Plants encountered include Agaves, many different kinds of cacti, Echeverias, Hechtias and Dasylirions.
In addition to being VP of the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society and a board member of the CSSA, Brian is the Curator at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek.
10:00 AM Plant and Pottery Sale
11:00 AM Pre-Meeting Workshop (in Kitchen)
How to Make a Hanging Planter Out of Any Pot
12:30 PM New Member Orientation
1 - 4:00 PM Meeting - July Program