Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center | 5340 N. Fresno Street, Fresno | MAP |
April 5, 2018 | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Presented by Robert Scott

General Care of Cactus & Succulents Light, water, soil, propagation and much more!

Robert Scottl Robert will be giving a presentation on cactus and succulent care. He will go over how much light each type needs, if full sun or shade. Even if cactus and succulents can be grown indoors. Then what soil do you use? He will discuss all the different types of soil and advantages of each. Also how often your plants should be watered and any pest issues. Finally, once we are able to keep our plants alive, we will get to the topic of propagation. How to make more of these addicting plants. Robert gives informative presentations that are great for the novice or advance growers combined. Please bring your questions and any plants you might have that aren’t growing correctly. We will work together to solve the issues.

Robert is currently a Board Member and our Club Show and Sales Chair. He coordinates the Fresno Home and Garden Show, as well as our Annual Show and Sale that happens the first weekend in June. Robert joined the Club a few years ago after his best friend Nick Deinhart introduced him to aloes and other succulents. He attended Fresno State and has a degree in Plant Science. He has always had a passion for plants that he thanks his Grandmother for. She introduced him to growing plants at an early age and the knowledge has grown from there. After school Robert worked at local plant nurseries and helped them grow their drought tolerant selections. After the last nursery went out of business Robert decided to start his own cactus and succulent nursery. That’s how Desert Roots Nursery was formed. Robert sold around town at local Farmers Markets offering new, rare, and healthy plants. The Nursery was slowly growing till he had to go get a “real” job. Now Robert works for the County of Fresno in the Agriculture Department. He works with regulating the growers who sell at the local Farmers Markets. He hopes to start working more on his nursery soon but for now enjoys selling at local events like our Club Sales. His hope is to one day have a small nursery in town where he can offer rare and unusual plants to the public. Robert’s “specialty” is aloes and now grows over 100 species and varieties. His collection has grown through the years to include many other types of both cactus and succulents. He always willing to share what he’s learned and help any of our Club members. Even though he’s at every meeting.

Please welcome back Robert Scott as a speaker.

Plants: Robert is going to be doing a demo on plant care and potting.

Dinner: BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse, 715 East Shaw Avenue Fresno, (559) 570-1900. For reservations, contact Rosanna by Wednesday, April 4th 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.