Cactus Courier
Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose

Mary Parisi - Gasterias and More

Mary Parisi and Ed Dunne have visited Southern Africa numerous times to study the native plants. Ms. Parisi focused her attention on succulent plants (Hawathias, Gasterias, and Aloes). Mary presented a program to our club on Hawathias several years ago. We welcome the chance to benefit again from her knowledge and experience. Her presentation will be emphasizing the hybridization of Gasterias with other succulent plants.

Mary and Ed are well known for their collection of rare and infrequently cultivated succulent plants.

Assisting Ms. Parisi will be Marilyn Rossovich a long-time collector of and enthusiast of Gasterias.

We are sure that Mary will be bringing plants for sale as well as for demonstration.

Members with last names starting with G through L should bring a snack for the May meeting.

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