2005 – HSCSS Picnic

The August 21 HSCSS picnic brought almost 40 club members to the home of Mike and Vickie Hellmann for an afternoon of eating, plant buying and cameraderie. International succulent expert Chuck Hanson sold plants from Arid Lands Greenhouses at attractive prices and joined in the potluck. The wide array of food offered more main dishes than desserts this year. Hanson later gave a slide presentation that featured succulent orchids from Brazil, Madagascar and Thailand. “Orchids are succulent plants,” Hanson reminded the audience. Many orchids live in harsh, rocky conditions in nature, but also do well in standard succulent soil with regular fertilizing. Hanson will launch the new Arid Orchids website this fall.

Pictures by David Wolfe