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

Herb Fong - Stanford Grounds and the Arizona Garden

Herb Fong is the Head Gardener for Stanford University. He earned a masters degree in horticulture at U.C. Davis and has been tending the gardens at Stanford for the past 24 years.

The Arizona Garden was originally designed by Rudolph Ulrich for the Stanford family in the early 1880's. In 1891 when Stanford University was founded, this garden became part of the campus landscaping. The Arizona Garden was regularly tended until the 1920's. Neglected, many plants died or became overgrown with other vegetation. In the 1990's, volunteers from the San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society and from the university staff began restoration efforts.

Plants of the Month for September:

Cactus:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Plants native to Chile (Copiapoa, Eulychnia, Trichocereus)
Succulents:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
South American Succulents (Dykias, Echeverias)
Something Special:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Your choice or something educational
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  
Dish Garden

We will be having a POTLUCK for the September meeting.

The Cactus Courier is the newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose (CSSSJ). The members of the CSSSJ freely contribute the materials published herein. The accuracy of information and opinions expressed are those of the contributors. The deadline for submissions is the 20th day of the preceding month. Scannable hardcopy and Windows format text files sent via email or on 3.5-inch disk are acceptable as input. Send newsletter articles to Rich Kroll at: