Cactus and Succulent Bootcamp 101 – January 22


Green Valley Gardeners will meet Monday, January 22, 2018, in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom. This month’s lecture, Cactus and Succulent Bootcamp 101, will begin at 9:30 a.m. presented by Guest Speaker Mark Sitter, owner of B&B Cactus Farm.

The Green Valley Gardeners will feature Mark Sitter, popular expert on cactus and succulents that can be grown in our region, at the Monday, January 22 seminar, Cactus and Succulent Bootcamp 101. 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 Mark 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. Mark will be able to teach you how to have your plants thrive rather than just survive. A must attend seminar!

Sitter has been the owner of B and B Cactus Farm in Tucson since 2004. Mark was a staff Horticulturalist at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum for 10 years. He designed the original gardens about 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.

All Green Valley Gardener seminars are free and open to the public. The seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts one hour. Come as early as 9:00 a.m. to get a seat at this popular presentation.

Registration is NOT required.