Saturday, January 7th at 10 am PST
Survival of the Fattest
When supply of water is so unreliable, plants find a number of ways to adapt to these harsh conditions. In this program, Buck Hemenway explores the ways succulents collect, store, and conserve water in South Africa. The presentation features a professionally produced video, “Survival of The Fattest”, with lots of commentary and insights.
Buck and Yvonne Hemenway turned their one-time hobby into the Prickly Palace nursery in Riverside Ca, which supplied cacti and succulents to the retail nursery trade in Southern California for 15 years. Buck is past president and lifetime member of several C&S Societies and served on the board of the CSSA for 10 years. They have worked together for many years. When they retired, they did something many of us talk about, but few do: They packed their bags and moved to Calitzdorp. South Africa to be closer to their love of succulents.