Next Monthly Meeting

April 16, 2023

Program: Members-Only Plant Sale

Although there were plenty of plants for sale last year at Jost Event Center, nearly all were sold. In 2023, look for even more plants from vendors new and old at the Commerce Bank Center.

HSCSS meetings have returned to Missouri Botanical Garden facilities for 2023. See details below. We will also usually broadcast via Zoom for those who cannot attend.

Meet Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 846 6776 5973 / Passcode: 900328

The annual HSCSS members-only plant sale will take place at our regular meeting location in Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Education Center, located at 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis 63110.

There will be about 20 percent more plants than last year, with offerings from Botanic Wonders, Cactus Data Plants, Kelly Grummon’s Cold Hardy Cactus and Grigsby Cactus Gardens. The tables will have a true mix of plants – something for everyone from beginners to obsessive-compulsive collectors.

We will sell the plants for what it costs to bring them here and get them on the tables. Thanks to Marty Altepeter, who is once again potting these up and making them ready to take home.

The sale should start about 1:30. You are welcome to arrive any time after 1:00. Once the tables are loaded with plants, you’ll have plenty of time to scout for your favorites. Our organized number system will give everyone the opportunity to choose the plants they want.

Make your purchases by cash, check or credit card and help make this event successful by making sure all the plants find a home. Please bring a box or three to make the transport of your plants convenient.

If time permits, we’ll answer questions and also make time for sharing brag plants and plants that need help. This is something we plan to do at every meeting.


Zoom is a videoconferencing software program that allows multiple users with higher-speed Internet connections to “meet” via desktop computers and mobile devices. The Zoom web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting, and is also available for manual download at

The club sends e-mail reminders containing a link to Zoom and the meeting ID. Zoom meeting information is also provided in the Digest newsletter. If you need additional help or would like to practice using Zoom, please contact one of the following members well before the meeting:

Susan Carpentier –
Nikki Murdick –
Marge Williams –

Location & Times

Commerce Bank Center for Science Education (Dogwood Room #125)
4651 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
(Several blocks west of main Missouri Botanical Garden entrance)

1:00-1:45 p.m. – Building opens, social hour
1:45-2:00 p.m. – Show and tell
2:00-3:00 p.m. – Program
3:00-3:15 p.m. – Break
3:15-4:00 p.m. – Business meeting

Upcoming HSCSS Events

2023 Events

  • January 8, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • February 12, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • March 12, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • April 16, 2023Members-Only Plant Sale 
  • May 7, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • June 11, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • July 9, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • July 29-30, 2023Annual Show and Sale
  • August 13, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • September 10, 2023 – HSCSS Picnic
  • October 8, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
  • November 12, 2023 – Monthly Meeting
    (Annual show and sale dates to be determined.)

Other Succulent Events

Ad ArtCactus and Succulent Society of America 39th Biennial Convention
July 12-16, 2023 – Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society invites you to the CSSA 39th Biennial Convention in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs. The convention is from July 12 to July 16, 2023, with field trips on July 13. This year we will also feature an optional field trip prior to the convention. There will be excellent speakers, plant and pottery vendors, live auction and silent auction, local sales area, an opening reception and awards banquet. See for more information.