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  • December 2012 issue

    THE OFFSET Echinocereus reichenbachii subsp baileyi in the Wichita Mountains NWR, Oklahoma. Mount Scott in the background. Photo by Michael Douglas

    IN THIS ISSUE

    From the President pp 2 Christmas Party pp 3 The For Sale Corner pp 4-5 2012 Local cactus&

    succulent happenings pp 6 Odds and ends pp 7-8 Article of the month pp 9-10 What is blooming? pp 11 Succulent Plants pp 12 The Cultivation Corner pp 13

    OFFICERS

    President: Niki Furrh [email protected] 405-722-1718 Vice-president: Rosario Douglas [email protected] 405 447-7617 Secretary; Mary Kaser [email protected] 405-476-0600 Treasurer: Peggy Anglin [email protected] 405-840-4583 Librarian: Tony Furrh [email protected] 405-722-1718 CSSA Affiliate: Joyce Hochtritt [email protected] 405-7371831 Newsletter editor: Rosario Douglas [email protected]

    MEETING At Will Rogers Garden Center at 3400 NW 36th in Oklahoma City, the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm (except in January, the month of our show, picnic and December).

    NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CACTUS AND SUCCULENT

    SOCIETY

    Webpage https://sites.google.com/site/cocssok/

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    CLUB NEWS- FROM THE PRESIDENT

    December 2012 issue

    We are wrapping up 2012 and it still feels like it's July! Where does the time go? I will recap the November meeting since our secretary is currently in transition from one job to another. With approximately 14 members present, Joyce Hochtritt presented an interesting program on what show judges are looking for in Show Plants and we were quizzed regarding plant 'groups' and the problems judges sometimes have in assigning correct classifications and categories. Thanks Joyce! The matter of club officers was brought up and a motion made and seconded to keep our current slate of officers in office for 2013. As mentioned in the last newsletter, we have been contacted by the OKC Garden Council for a donation of 8 plants for their National Convention being held here in OKC in May of 2014. In trade we will be given advertising in their Program Booklet which can include information regarding our Conference and public Show & Sale a month later. Treasurer's Report: Current Balance: $4,731.32 October Income: Plant Sales $ 25.00 October Expenses: Library expenses $ 45.00 Presentations $150.00 Memberships $ 55.00 MID-STATES CONFERENCE - Since convention space is already booking for 2014, Joyce and I took a day and went to look at three centers and tour their facilities. These three included the Reed Center in Midwest City, the Magnuson Center in OKC, and the Saddleback Inn in OKC which seemed to give us a fairly balanced look at what is available in this area. The pros and cons of each facility was discussed and it appears that fees involved are fairly close to each other with proposed cost of hotel rooms varying somewhat with the Reed Center on the high side and the Magnuson the lowest. It was my and Joyce's recommendation to go with the Best Western Saddleback Inn located at I40 and Meridian. This facility can accommodate all our needs within the basic prices for this area. The decor of the hotel is Southwest which fits in with our plant subject matter, access for the public sale is very good, and amenities and location will fit our group's needs very well. A motion was made and seconded to authorize us to go ahead with getting a contract signed before the end of the year and we hope to do this by December 1st. It should be noted that the Mid-States Conference group for 2012 have indicated that they will be sending some 'seed' money to help us get started and this will be very much appreciated. Remember the Christmas Party on Dec 14th! Information and directions to our house on page 4. It is appearing that 2013 and 2014 are going to be quite busy for the club with the Annual Show and Sale in 2013 and the Mid-States Conference in 2014. The board will be meeting in January to try to come up with some interesting & fun programs for 2013 and we will all begin working on the Mid-States Conference in some respect within a few months. If you haven't been able or inclined to get too involved with the 'planning and working aspects' of the club before, please be ready to jump in this coming year with both feet!!

    Niki Furrh

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    THE OFFSET December 2012 issue

    CHRISTMAS PARTY ON DECEMBER 14TH at 6:30 pm

    Where? At Niki and Tony Furrhs house. The meal will be catered by Zios Italian restaurant. Members are welcome to bring a dessert if they wish. We will start eating around 7 pm. We will be playing a revised version of Dirty Santa (just to mix things up a bit) after dinner so bring a wrapped gift for each person wanting to play. Friends, spouses, kids (nephews!) etc are all welcome. Let Niki know if you are coming at least 5 days before so she can order enough food.

    Directions for the Furrhs house: 6717 Chelsey Lane Oklahoma City, OK 73132 722-1718 On Council Road (going either North or South), between NW 50th Street and Wilshire Blvd, you will come to NW 63rd Street. There are signs indicating that NW 63rd is ahead and a decorative lamp post. This is across from Wiley Post Airport and there is only ONE way to turn - West. You will drive across a city 'switch-back' bridge and continue driving West on NW 63rd until you come to the last turn into the neighborhood on the RIGHT, Green Meadow Lane. Turn onto GreenMeadow Lane and drive about one block and you will run into Chelsey Lane on the left. Turn onto Chelsey and drive to 6717.

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    THE OFFSET December 2012 issue

    FOR SALE CORNER

    Left to right: Ferocactus penninsulae $25, Agave titanota $25, Agave filifera? $25

    Left to right: Agave colorata $25, Ferocactus glaucescens $40, Ferocactus lindsayi $35

    Attention shoppers!! Here is a great opportunity to acquire some nice large plants for your collections. Long time member and club librarian Tony Furrh is unable to handle large heavy plants for health reasons. As you can see the plants look pretty nice and the prices are very reasonable. If you are interested give Tony or Niki a call (405-722-1718) or email them at: [email protected] If you are coming to the Christmas party, which will be at Tony and Nikis this year, you may be able to pick up your early Christmas present. Cash and checks accepted.

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    THE OFFSET December 2012 issue

    FOR SALE CORNER

    Top left: Agave variegated $25 Top right: Adenium obesum multiflorum $25 Bottom left: Adenium obesum somalense $30 Bottom right: Mammillaria compressa $30

    Dear members; Any member interested in advertising plants or other acceptable items can do so via this newsletter. We will have the For Sale corner available for such occasions. Your editor

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    THE OFFSET December 2012 issue

    CACTUS AND SUCCULENT HAPPENINGS IN THE REGION By Joyce Hochtritt

    COCSS Christmas Party December 14 at 6:30 pm at Tony and Niki Furrhs house. 2013 Cactus and Succulent Happenings in the Region *June 15 20, 2013 - CSSA 35th Biennial Convention - Hyatt Regency Hotel Austin, TX. http://cssa2013.com 2014 Cactus and Succulent Happenings in the Region The 15th Biennial Mid-States Cactus and Succulent Conference Hosted by the Central Oklahoma Cactus and Succulent Society in Oklahoma City, OK. More information to come! If you know of any plant happenings, please send me the information. Thank you, Joyce

    The last issue for 2012 starts with a well-illustrated report from Fred Kattermann on the IOS congress held in Cuba earlier this year. A spectacular Melocactus evae, seen on the post-conference field trip, graces the cover. Closer to home, an article by Gary James and Christopher Drover highlights Dudleya stolonifera, a narrow endemic from the coast of Southern California. Infestations of our plants are an inevitable feature of our hobby, and Matt Maggio draws our attention to a new and relatively poorly known pest of Agave, Agave mite. The article illustrates symptoms and suggests remedies, which will also be of interest to Aloe aficionados. Duke Benadoms popular series Superb Succulents returns after a short break, featuring outstanding specimens of Ariocarpus retusus and Pachypodium succulentum. John Pilbeam takes us across the Bridge of God in search of Echeveria with a thoughtful look at the status of E. halbingeri and its subspecies sanchez-mejoradae. The issue closes with the all-important index to vol. 84, carefully compiled by Cody Howard.

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    THE OFFSET December 2012 issue

    Riddle: What did the dog say when he sat on a cactus?

    Answer: Ruff! Ruff!

    Q. Why did the cactus cross the road?

    A. He was stuck to the chicken!

    Q. What did the balloon say to the cactus?

    A. Ssssssssst

    What animal do you get when you cross a pig with a cactus?

    A porkypine!

    ODDS & ENDS

    Our thanks to Mary Roberts for sending us these funny and entertaining bits of cactus humor

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    THE OFFSET December 2012 issue

    There are some excellent articles at the Cactus Explorer Journal issue #6 that recently came out. If you get the chance check them out at: http://www.cactusexplorers.org.uk/journal6.htm

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    Thinking of you Our good wishes for Helen Hill, and Lawanda Keeling both are recuperating from recent

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December 2012 issue THE OFFSET Echinocereus reichenbachii subsp baileyi in the Wichita Mountains NWR, Oklahoma. Mount Scott in the background. Photo by Michael Douglas IN THIS ISSUE From the President pp 2 Christmas Party pp 3 The For Sale Corner pp 4-5 2012 Local cactus& succulent happenings pp 6 Odds and ends pp 7-8 Article of the month pp 9-10 What is blooming? pp 11 Succulent Plants pp 12 The Cultivation Corner pp 13 OFFICERS President: Niki Furrh [email protected] 405-722-1718 Vice-president: Rosario Douglas [email protected] 405 447-7617 Secretary; Mary Kaser [email protected] 405-476-0600 Treasurer: Peggy Anglin [email protected] 405-840-4583 Librarian: Tony Furrh [email protected] 405-722-1718 CSSA Affiliate: Joyce Hochtritt [email protected] 405-7371831 Newsletter editor: Rosario Douglas [email protected] MEETING At Will Rogers Garden Center at 3400 NW 36 th in Oklahoma City, the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm (except in January, the month of our show, picnic and December). NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY Webpage https://sites.google.com/site/cocssok/
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