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Resting after a long morning
Resting
Photographer:Kevin Barber

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Rescue Sales

Current News

Monthly Meetings

The next TCSS Cactus Rescue Sale is TBD.

To be added to our TCSS Cactus Rescue Sales Notification Email List: email us (List@TucsonCactus.org) and mention that you want to be added to the TCSS Cactus Rescue Sales Notification List. You do NOT need to do this if you are a member. TCSS Members already get notified of all sales.

Information about our Cactus Gloves.

Here is a link to a PowerPoint presentation that shows how to plant a Saguaro. The file is 20 MB.

We have an informational video about our cactus rescue program (12 minutes, 16M file, only download if you have broadband access)!

Click here to learn more about our cactus rescue program.

For awhile, you can see the photos and descriptions of the gardens of the TCSS 2019 Garden Tour on this page.

Here are photos of the Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the TCSS Cactus Rescue Program. And here are photos taken by the TCSS Cactus Rescue Crew during the years 1999 - 2019.

The Second Edition of the TCSS Field Guide is available. See the Field Guide Page.

The publications page has a link about "Organ Pipe Cactus, Stenocereus Thurberi with fleshy leaves on spherical short-shoots that have indeterminate growth".

Low water use plant buyer's guide for Central and Southern Arizona.

Great video of blooming cacti flowers, must see!

Videos about local Tucson gardens, TCSS, Tucson Pima Prickly Park, and the Sonoran Conference.

Video and story about Tucson Pima Prickly Park.

Growing (succulents) in the Desert Columns.

Monthly meetingThe next TCSS general meeting is the Annual TCSS Holiday Party (open to TCSS members by RSVP only) on Sunday December 8, 2019. Setup at 1pm, bring food at 2.30pm, party from 3 - 5pm.

The previous TCSS monthly general meeting (open to TCSS members and non-members) was on Thursday November 7, 2019 from 7 - 9 pm. Michelle Cloud-Hughes, of Desert Solitaire Botany and Ecological Restoration, gave a presentation titled "'The horror of man and beast': a relatively painless introduction to the Cylindropuntia (chollas) of Arizona".

NOTE the meeting location: Sky Islands Public High School 6000 E. 14th St Tucson, AZ 85711.

Interesting Links

The Sonoran Desert Florilegium Program has created this web site.

Take a look at Mark Dimmitt's Adenium web site.



We conduct and sponsor native cactus and succulent rescue operations, plant sales, field trips, nursery and garden visits, conventions and conferences as well as other activities throughout the year. We set aside 25 percent of all cactus rescue profits for our School Grant Program. We welcome everyone to come to our meetings and join us in the fun and excitement. Become a member and expand your knowledge today!

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