Bolivia in Bloom, NM Cactus & Succulent Society – Aug. 16 7:45 pm

Gary Duke (a former CSSNM member) will talk about Bolivia in Bloom.  He traveled to Bolivia during the flowering season for cacti.  Bolivia has the Andes Mountains over much of its land, and the Andes have a huge number of cacti.  There are both tiny types like Rebutia, Sulcorebutia, and Cintia.  Then some a bit larger like Lobivia which have fantastic flowers of many colors.  Some get to be tree sized like some of the Trichocereus, Cleistocactus and Oreocereus.   Also some kinds grow at very high elevation like Maihuienopsis and others.  So there will be a huge range of plants, and many fantastic photos of plants in flower in nature. Visitors welcome. For more information:

2019 Tomato Fiesta – Sunday August 25 11am-3pm

The 13th annual Albuquerque Tomato Fiesta, the premier summer event for all of the family is coming August 25. Join us for tomato variety tastings, samples from our 10th edition Tomato Fiesta cookbook, free gardening seminars, homegrown produce from local Master Gardeners, lunch at the Tomato Cafe, purchase crafts, produce, and Tomato Fiesta merchandise from vendors, and enjoy music from the Alpha Blue Trio. Children under 12 get in free and there are special activities for the kids. Admission is $5, parking is free. A no-waste event. For more information go to


State Fair Floriculture Information

Four standard flower shows:

Wednesday 9/4
Friday, 9/6
Monday, 9/9
Thursday, 9/12

2 Youth Shows Friday, 9/6 and Saturday, 9/14.
See rules for entry times. Shows open at 1 pm.

Entry submission closes at 9:30 am

Volunteer for the 2019 State Fair Flower Show  at or Master Gardeners can sign up at

For those of you interested in submitting entries to the 2019 NM State Fair Flower Shows here are the Rules for this year.

2019 Installed Officers

2019 Executive Committee members of the Council


President: Shirley Tetreault—Uptown Garden Club

1st VP: Mary Noskin—High Desert Design Club

2nd VP: Regina Hampton- Master Gardener

Recording Secretary: Sarah Bianco-Council Flower Show

Corresponding Secretary:  Joan Higgs

Treasurer: Jewel Cutter—High Desert Design Club

Director: Carl Soderberg–African Violet Club

Director: Keith Mead—Orchid Society

Director: Carolyn McCloskey—Master Gardener