November 11, 2012 – Laurel Woodley and Jim Gardner, long time growers and members of the South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society, will discuss the genus Aeonium. The name Aeonium comes from the ancient Greek word "aionos" meaning ageless. Aeoniums are mainly native to the Canary Islands, but some there are some species native to Madeira, Morocco and eastern Africa (Ethiopia). Jim will share photographs of his recent trip to the Canary Islands. Both he and Laurel have numerous slides of the different Aeonium varieties and hybrids as well as some show plants. They will help us understand their similarities and differences and how to successfully grow these “ageless” succulents better.
The lecture is at 1:30 PM; a business meeting of the South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society follows. Lecture free with paid admission to the Garden. For more information see www.southcoastcss.org.
Cactus & Succulent Society meetings 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, and 11/11 are in the Frances Young Hall. For additional information call Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886