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467 Main St, Wakefield, MA

     Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13

9 AM  to  5  PM

Adults $5 Children (10 & under)   $2 Toddlers  Infants free


•One of the largest Cactus and Succulent Shows on the East Coast! Over

400 Cacti and Succulents on exhibit.

•Free guided tours of the plants and displays.

•Plants for sale from some of the best growers in the East. Daily auction  of rare, collectible, and specimen plants

• Books, prints, pots and more also for sale!

• Winter Hardy Cacti for your garden $1: limited quantities, so arrive  early!

• Accessible by MBTA lines: Orange Linet o Oak Grove, then bus # 136 or

137 and also via commuter rail from North Station in Boston via the Haverhill Line, to Wakefield Station

•More details at www.cssma.org

Cactus and Succulent Society of Massachusetts

Plant Auction Offerings

Tomorrow is the big day! One of the items that you can bid on is a succulent garden for your very own. Terri hosted a planting party which resulted in these centerpieces for the tables. Here is how they looked when first done a month ago or so. It will be fun to see how much they have grown. See you at the auction!

Succulent Garden 2


Hard at work...

Hard at work…

Succulent Garden 3


Propagating Succulents

SucculentsSpring is here!

It’s time to start thinking about planting. Succulents are beautiful little plants that do well in the garden and in pots. Since they can be quite costly at the garden center, it would be great if you could get your own free plants! How do you do it? Propagating, of course! Here are 4 easy steps.

  1. Break off leaves from a small branch, exposing a short stem. Dry, or “callus”,  cutting for several days before rooting.
  2. Mix equal parts sand, perlite and soil. Water well and use to fill a small pot.
  3. Push stem or ends of leaves into the potted soil mixture and tamp around them to set in place.
  4. Water and keep the succulents moist in a sunny spot. Watch for new growth in four to six weeks, then repot if desired.

Propagating Century PlantIn the photo to the left is a propagated night blooming cereus. You may remember that Terri gave out some cuttings one meeting a while back. I decided to try it and it turned out well – notice the new growth on either side of the base of the plant. If you look hard you will see a small shoot on the left. I fully expect to see flowers in a century or so.  If I can do it, you can too!

~ Max