Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center | 5340 N. Fresno Street, Fresno
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Not So Common Cacti and Their Flowers

Presented by Elton Roberts

Arthrocereus itabiriticola Elton Roberts is a well‐known and highly respected grower of cactus and succulents, and a regular contributor to the Cactus and Succulent Journal as well as many cactus websites. His knowledge of cacti is extensive. He said he learned to love the desert, “when as a very young child granddad would take us kids out to the desert. It was in those days a half-day journey. I got to like the desert because it seemed so peaceful of a place. This was back in the days when Palm Canyon was only known to a very few people. What a wonderful place that was for young kids for we could look at cactus or play in the stream flowing among the palm trees. Someone gave me a start of an Aeonium when I was about five years old. I did not know what to do with it but I guess they told me to stick it in the ground. It grew into a fantastic plant. Someone gave me a cactus plant in a pot and the rest is history”.

Elton has had cactus plants most of his life and formed Roberts Cactus and Succulents Nursery in 1987 and now he has well over 2,000 different kinds of cactus.

Let's give Elton a BIG welcome back!
Plants: Elton will be bringing plants for purchase.

Dinner - Members are invited.
Toledo's Mexican Restaurant, 367 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno
559.224.0975; Menu:

Contact: Rosanna Rojas by Wednesday, August 5, for reservations.
559.999.0017; Email:

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