Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center | 5340 N. Fresno Street, Fresno | MAP |
January 4, 2018 | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Dudleyas and Tylecodons: Mediterranean Climate Plants
Presented by Gary Duke

Gary will describe the culture of Dudleyas and Tylecodons. He will also present a few historical facts and describe the differences between Dudleyas and Echevarias as well as between Tylecodons and Cotyledons. He will show a dozen or more each of Dudleyas and Tylecodons that he is able to grow in southern California.

garyduke.jpgGary Duke has been collecting cacti and succulents since he was 10 years old. He is a retired Air Force officer with a doctoral degree in physics. During his military career, he moved his original and ever expanding collection of less than about 30 plants from Illinois, where he grew up, to Omaha, NE, Dayton, OH (where he started their first C&S Society, which is now defunct), San Pedro, CA, Montgomery, AL and Albuquerque, NM where he had been show chairman. He has also been President of the South Coast Cactus and Succulent Society and the Long Beach Club in the southern California area. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors to the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Following his military career, he worked as a program manager for Boeing for 16 years. He's an avid collector of cacti and also collects Tylecodons and Dudleyas. He has over 1000 different species in his private collection and enjoys propagating them. He frequently gives slide presentations throughout southern California.

Plants: Gary will bring a variety of plants for sale.

Dinner: Toledo's Mexican Food, 367 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, (559) 224-0975, menu. For reservations, contact Rosanna by Wednesday, January 3rd to make reservations at 559.999.0017 or Dinner begins promptly at 5:00 p.m. Reservations under Fresno Cactus Club. Members are invited to attend.