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

Note the change in the dates for the Spring Show and Sale

Cathy Hendig - Making Pots

For the cactus and succulent planter demonstration, members will need to bring some supplies in order to make their own cactus/succulent planter.

Please bring the following:

  1. A bowl or other container that is a suitable shape for a planter. It will be used as a support for the clay.
  2. A towel.
  3. A piece of cloth to work on.
  4. A small plastic container for water.
  5. A knife and fork.
  6. A small sponge.
  7. Anything that might make as interesting texture or design on the clay.

I will be bringing the clay and some of my tools, etc. I will do a short demonstration on the coil, slab, and pinch handbuilding techniques. Iím looking forward to seeing everyone. Please come prepared to have fun!

(Note that there is a $10.00 charge to cover the cost of the materials provided by the presenter and the cost of firing your planter.)

Plants of the Month for February:

Cactus:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Ceroid or columnar cacti
Succulents:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Any succulent or geophytes in bloom
Something Special:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Your choice or a plant that you saved from the garbage
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  
Favorite Plant that you received as a gift

Members with last names starting with A through F should bring a snack for the February meeting.

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