Cactus Courier
Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose

Ellen Stubblefield - Windowboxes

In her own words:

I started with the Monterey Bay Society in 2001. Naomi Bloss asked me to join, while I was showing plants at the Santa Cruz County fair. I also showed at the Monterey and King City Fairs. I now belong to five clubs and attend seven shows.

I propagate 90% of the plants I sell. I love to make wreaths and window boxes, or use anything that will hold a plant. My house work is always behind, because I love to be outside replanting and propagating. I started quilting about the same time, after retiring from banking. My husband says he is not building any more hot houses. He has said that before.

Cactus:         Advanced • Novice  
Succulents:         Advanced • Novice  
Something Special:         Advanced • Novice  
Will this look good in a windowbox? Anything hanging*, tall, full, or colorful, e.g., Senecio, Sedum, Crassula, Aeonium, rat tail cactus, etc (or your choice)

* Make sure you bring something to support your hanging plant.
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  
Variety is the spice of life variegated cacti or succulents

The meeting will be held in the Meeting Hall


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