2019 Calendar

 

Meetings are held on 4th Tuesday of every month. We do not hold a meeting in December.

Doors open at 7pm for ‘early bird’ plant exchange and sales. Official meeting starts 8pm. 

We are always on the lookout for persons who may be willing or able to give an interesting  presentation on a relevant topic at our meetings.  If you think you might be able to do so, or know of someone else you would like to hear a presentation from – please let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Venue: Mt Waverley Youth Centre, 45 Miller Crescent, Mt Waverley Victoria 3149  

Members are requested to wear their membership name tags when attending any of our meetings or events.

 

We welcome all of our members and visitors to our current calendar. Visitors and guests of members are most welcome to attend up to three(3) monthly meetings before being required to become members of our Society.

Please note there is an entry fee for visitors - refer to signs at venue.  

  

December - NO MEETING!

 

Tuesday January 22nd

Speaker: Noelle Weatherly

Topic: Treatment of pests and diseases specific to Cacti and Succulents

Plant of the Month: Rhipsalis

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)

 

Tuesday February 26th

Speaker: 4 members each present a short (10-15 minute) talk: Kirsteen Mcleod, John Roewer, Sally Kerr, Jordan

Topic: Various, each by an individual speaker.

Plant of the Month: Dish Garden

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)

 

Tuesday March 26th

Speaker: Robyn Stewart

Topic: "Food, tonics and other additives"

Additional short talk by Attila Kapitany to be confirmed.

Plant of the Month: "Rescued to health" (any succulent)

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)

 

Tuesday April 23rd

Speaker: Symone Mansfield from "Tissue culture Australia"

Topic: Tissue culture

Plant of the Month: Crested/monstrose cacti/succulent

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)

 

Tuesday May 28th

Speaker: Dr Randall Robertson

Topic: TBA

Plant of the Month: Mature cactus <10cm pot

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)

 

Tuesday June 25th

Speaker: Attila Kapitany

Topic: TBA

Plant of the Month: Variegated (any succulent/cacti)

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)

 

Tuesday July 23rd

Speaker: Wayne Robinson

Topic: Judging and presentation of show plants

Plant of the Month: Aeonium

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)

  

Tuesday August 27th

Speaker: Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne staff

Topic: Royal Botanic Gardens update on Arid Garden

Plant of the Month: Sedum

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)

 

Tuesday September 24th

AGM and special supper

Speaker: Society Patron Prof. Tim Entwisle

Topic: "One and a Half Days and Five Hours in Mexico"

Plant of the Month: Mammillaria

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)

  

Tuesday October 22nd

Speaker: Kirsteen Macleod

Topic: South African trip and succulents

Plant of the Month: Euphorbia

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)

 

OCT 26TH/27TH: CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA ANNUAL SHOW AND HUGE SALE 

  

Tuesday November 26th

Christmas Supper (fruitcake, shortbread, mince tarts)

Speaker: Noelene Tomlinson

Topic: "Senecios and Othonnas cultivated in Oz"

Plant of the Month: Epiphytic

(Please don't forget you can make photo entries to our Plant of the Month competition; Photos are to be 6" x 4" in a plain frame preferably.)