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NEXT MEETING: Jeff Moore's Deep Dive Into The World Of Agaves

You Are Invited!

to the next general hybrid meeting of the San Diego Horticultural Society.

Monday, July 11, 2022, 6pm in-person at CBI & 6:45pm on Zoom.

(Free to Members. For a nominal fee at registration, guests are welcome to attend either the in-person or Zoom.)

Come hear Jeff Moore of Solana Succulents, as he presents . . .

Agaves - Species, Hybrids and Cultivars, about the book that takes a deep dive into the world of agaves, both cultivated and in their native habitat. Co-authored with agave expert Jeremy Spath, this 350+ page book offers over 2000 images and informative information about these stunningly beautiful and architectural plants. Cultivars and hybrids are shown and discussed as well as the majority of species.

The presentation will follow the flow of the book, with most of the PowerPoint images from the book itself. The majority of the species are covered with images both in habitat (when possible) and in cultivation. There is also a chapter on established and new hybrids, as well as the relatively new phenomenon of mangaves. The talk will show examples of agaves in the landscape as well as those suitable for container culture and discuss pests/diseases as well as propagation. Although the emphasis is on agaves as ornamentals, we will look at the history of agaves as commercial plants, for fiber, food, and of course the genus’ most well-known byproduct - tequila and mescal. From an ornamental perspective, there are some beautiful, detailed images of agave spines and imprinting, as well as some of the more impressive variegated and collector forms.

Most of the images were taken by the authors, but also included are many beautiful photos from contributors such as Bryan Kemble, Jeff Chemnick, Tony Krock, and other knowledgeable enthusiasts.

Jeff will be happy to answer questions and will have books to sell/sign for in-person registrants. They are also available on his website,

Jeff Moore has owned and operated Solana Succulents since 1992. It is a small retail specialty nursery that carries as much of the rare and unusual as possible, along with the more common and colorful succulents. The agave book is his fifth self-published book about succulents.


Those who can't attend in-person that evening can still attend on Zoom. The in-person meeting, as well as the Zoom of the meeting, are Free to SDHS members.

Meeting link and registration will be emailed to members.

Guests who send an email to for specifics, may join either the in-person at CBI or on Zoom for a nominal fee at registration.


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Congregation Beth Israel is located in San Diego’s Golden Triangle at: 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122



- July 11, Jeff Moore - Moore Succulents at CBI.

- August 8, Greg Rubin, Firescaping at CBI.

- September 12, Debra Lee Baldwin, Success with Succulents at CBI.

- October - Horticulturist of the Year, John Clements, at San Diego Botanic Garden rescheduled from January.



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