The guest speaker for August 2023 Gardening U was Steve Brack, who is an expert on succulents and cacti not usually found in ABQ. He and his wife have taken numerous trips to other countries, including 20 to Africa, to collect cactus seeds. They have had great success in growing cacti from seed, and opened a nursery called Mesa Garden in 1976. For the GU presentation, he brought dozens of photographs of uncommon cacti and succulents that he has grown from seed, and told some stories about where the seeds were collected. The door prize for the evening was a succulent he donated.
The next GU will be September 6 @ 6:30 p.m. with Suzy Andrego teaching us how to plant flower bulbs for spectacular blooms next season and beyond. Come hear the expert and Master Gardener!