Thursday, January 5, 2016 Program
LACSS meeting begins at 7:00 PM .
The Sepulveda Garden Center will open for set-up
at 6:15 pm
Speakers-Jim and Roxie Esterle
Desperately Seeking Succulents, in the San Francisco Mountains of Baja California
Jim and Roxie Esterle bought their first succulent, a Bursera fagaroides, from Manny Singer in 1992. Little did they know then that collecting succulents would become a shared, lifelong passion for them. After each retired, Jim from education and human resources and Roxie from science education, they discovered LACSS and were hooked. In addition to learning about these fantastic plants, they have accumulated over 1000 cacti and succulents which Roxie tracks on a 50+ page spreadsheet.Finding plants in the wild and seeing their natural and full-size glory has been a tremendous source of excitement for the Esterles, taking them to Madagascar, Ethiopia, and other exotic lands. One of their favorite travel destinations in Baja California, so easily accessible and such a treasure trove of plants. In the past years, the Esterles have driven to central Baja several times and have been able to locate many species of Cactus, Agave,Yucca, Dudleya, Fouquieria, Jatropha, and Bursera. In this presentation, they will share their discoveries and the joy of the hunt.
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