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

Chat the Old-Fashioned Way
by Bill Munkacsy

Our next meeting is for everyone. We hope all members will attend. We will discuss basic information on plants and plant growing. There will be plenty of time for questions and to help members with their plants. Hope to see you there.

(See page 2 for more details on the program. Ed.)

Even though the weather is beautiful and your plants are growing and looking great it is the time to start getting ready for winter. This means cutting back on water, curtailing fertilizer, and finding a spot to move your plants in to winterize. Some plants, especially those from the Southern Hemisphere, tend to grow now and need water and fertilizer.

Know your plants. Some will need to be protected from excessive winter rain, some need protection from freezing. Any questions you have, the next meeting is your opportunity.

The end of the year marks the most fun meeting of the year and by far the best meeting any club has, the Christmas extravaganza. Remember it will be the 2nd Sunday of the month this year; mark it down now. We will have member gift exchange, plant giveaway for members renewing and new members, and our auction where you can really get the gift you want by buying it yourself for your most favorite person, yourself. The plant giveaways are of quality plants that make it foolish not to join. They are worth more than membership price, and there are quality plants in the auction for one and all. I am still kicking myself for not buying a few that were available last year. Get yourself ready and mark that date down.

We will be having a POTLUCK for the October meeting.

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