Cactus and succulents gardening lecture set for January 14

Mark Sitter, January lecturer

Green Valley Gardeners will have a lecture by Mark Sitter, owner of B&B Cactus Farm on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom. He will be speaking about cactus and succulents.

The Green Valley Gardeners welcome Mark Sitter, popular expert on cactus and succulents grown in our region, to the Monday morning, January 14, 2019 seminar on cactus and succulents. This will be Sitter’s sixth visit to Quail Creek as part of the Green Valley Gardeners’ 2019 Winter Seminar Series. Come and be enlightened about everything cactus and succulent.

Are you new to our region? Want to learn more about these fascinating desert plants? Are you curious how to grow and maintain succulents? Then this seminar is for you.

Join us for an hour with Sitter. He will share his expertise with these sculptural and unique groups of plants that are ideally suited for our climate. Take home useful information on how to care for cacti and succulents, when to water, fertilize, transplant, pot and protect from cold or too much sun. Sitter will be able to teach you how to have your plants thrive rather than just survive.

Sitter has been the owner of B and B Cactus Farm in Tucson since 2004. He was a staff horticulturalist at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for ten years. He designed the original gardens at the Ironwood Restaurant and Gallery and grew magnificent, large potted specimen cacti and succulents that adorned the complex.

Today, B and B Cactus Farm is a destination nursery for locals and visitors from around the region and across the United States. The nursery focuses on acclimated cacti and succulents for pots or landscapes. B and B specializes in agaves, barrels, hybrid torch cacti and columnar cacti. Large display gardens are also maintained to show off what Southern Arizonans can grow outside.

The seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts one hour. Come as early as 9:00 a.m. to get a seat for this popular presentation. As always, Mark will be available for questions and answers.