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  • (5/5/2019) - After our one to several feet of snow in February, we are now spending what is usually a rainy April and May basking in the sunshine of 60-80 degree days.  … Continue reading Crazy Weather
  • (4/8/2019) - As a result of our last meeting, "The Great Frailea Repot" happened over two days in the greenhouse of one of our members.  Some years ago, he willingly took in … Continue reading Tasks of Spring
  • (3/21/2019) - We celebrated spring a bit early at our March 17 meeting.  The weather was balmy with a blue sky giving hope and promise after the deep snows of a month … Continue reading Spring!
  • (3/12/2019) - The month of February was one to remember for those of us growing succulents in the Pacific Northwest.  We took a right to the jaw with 4 inches of snow … Continue reading Got Snow?
  • (1/24/2019) - As the daylight begins to return to our shady corner of the continental United States, there is yet time to reflect and learn from the past year.  Letting these reflections … Continue reading Starting a new year
  • (10/29/2018) - The fall season is full upon us, with leaves glowing and blowing through the yard.  Not but a month ago, the spaces now claimed by fallen leaves were occupied by … Continue reading Transitions
  • (9/10/2018) - It takes a village to raise a child.  It also takes a village to put on a tremendously successful plant sale.  Our club is small compared to some of the … Continue reading Our Big Sale
  • (9/4/2018) - Our club enjoyed an expanded picnic experience with a morning visit to Elandan Gardens in Bremerton, WA.  It was overwhelming with the amazing plants, ancient trees, and artistry of the … Continue reading Exciting Monthly Meeting
  • (8/7/2018) - Here in the Northwest, we cactus and succulent growers are reveling in “the dog days of summer”.  For us it’s “the succulent days of summer” - our summer heat wave.  … Continue reading It’s Time for the Annual Sale
  • (7/15/2018) - At last!  The weather our cacti and succulents have been longing for since last November: cloud free sunny skies,  high temperatures, long days, little moisture.  We have entered the Pacific Northwest … Continue reading Summer time and the Cactus are Happy