FEBRUARY MEETING: Spiny Succulents with Jeff Moore.


Photo credit: Jeff Moore.
Cover of Jeff Moore's latest book, Spiny Succulents.

Monday, February 10th, 2020, 6:00 PM • Congregation Beth Israel


Photo credit: Jeff Moore.
Photo from Jeff Moore's latest book, Spiny Succulents. Photo used with permission.

Join us for a wonderful evening with the ever popular speaker, local expert and San Diego Horticultural Society member, Jeff Moore of Solana Succulents, as he showcases the subject of his newest book, Spiny Succulents.


Photo credit: Jeff Moore.
Photo from Jeff Moore's latest book, Spiny Succulents. Photo used with permission.

He will discuss relevant care issues for cacti, euphorbias, pachypodiums, alluauadias, terrestrial bromeliads, and a few other primarily but not exclusively spiny succulent genera, concentrating on plants in cultivation in California and Arizona, with habitat information added for context. Of particular interest will be some of the extraordinary crested, variegated, or otherwise abnormal growth in many of these plants, and the breathtaking floral displays of some cacti. Jeff will offer tips and tales from the nursery trade, talk about growers and collectors, how to deal with spines, etc.


Photo credit: Jeff Moore, Spiny Succulents.
Photo from Jeff Moore's latest book, Spiny Succulents. Photo used with permission.

Jeff has owned and operated Solana Succulents since 1992, and this is his fourth book on succulents. He is currently working with Jeremy Spath and Kelly Griffin on a Dudleya book, which is at least 2 years away. Jeff is married, has two grown sons, is still enthusiastic about the plants and enjoys making books.


Photo credit: Jeff Moore, Spiny Succulents.
Photo from Jeff Moore's latest book, Spiny Succulents. Photo used with permission.