Glen Morris Horticultural Society
GLEN MORRIS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
The Christmas Cactus or Schlumbergera truncate was named by a French botanist, Charles Antoine Lemaire, for this friend and colleague, Frederic Schlumberger, a French collector of cacti and other succulents. The Christmas Cactus was first dicovered by Englishman, Allan Cunningham, a well-known botanist and explorer. Between 1814 and 1816, Cunningham discovered the Cactus growing on a tree branch high in the tropical rain forest of Brazil. The English common name was Christmas Cactus because it bloomed at Christmas time. In the States, where plants are sold at Thanksgiving, the name Thanksgiving Cactus is used. It is called a Chain Cactus in New Zealand. Apart from flowering over the Christmas season, the Christmas Cactus historically has nothing to do with the traditon of Christmas or the story of Christ's birth. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful plant that brightens our homes at this time of year.
The November edition of our GMHS Newsletter, "Garden Gleanings," has been e-mailed to Society Members and is posted here.
Our Annual Meeting and Potluck is this Monday, November 6, in the Robson Community Room at the back of the Glen Morris United Church. We will eat at 6:30 p.m.
The Executive Members for 2018 will be installed and then I will show a PowerPoint summary of the events that took place in 2017. We hope you can join us.
Our Membership Drive will run for the month of November. Your $10 membership will help support our work in the community. Thanks for your support.
Margaret Fleury, President
November 2017 Newsletter
by Margaret Fleury
The November 2017 Newsletter is here. Happy reading! Click here