Upcoming Meetings

    • Mon, January 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

    Gary Ferguson
    Wildfires in the West


    As a leading advocate for conservation, Gary Ferguson
    has been a speaker, researcher, teacher, and writer for the better part of the past 35 years on many environmental issues plaguing us today.  Bringing together years of experience with science, human nature, and psychology, many of his pieces study the human impact on our environment, as well as the impact that it has on humans. An author of 22 science and nature books, including the award winning Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone, he has also written for magazines and newspapers like Vanity Fair and the LA Times.  

    Gary's latest book, Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West, tackles
    an issue that most, if not all, of us here on the west coast know all too well.
    Western wild fires, how we have impacted our surroundings, how the fires affect us, and the integral part they play in many western forests. Please join us January 8th to hear Gary discuss his findings and gain a better understanding of wildfire ecology.
      Visit Gary's website @ 
    wildwords.net


    Presentations start at 6:45

    Members free 
    Guests $15

    Parking free for everyone

    • Mon, February 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

    Tom Nuccio
    Nuccio’s Camellias & Camellias


    ‘Yuletide’, ’Nuccio’s Pearl’, ‘Silver Waves’, ‘Tama Peacock’, ‘Curtain Call’, Nuccio’s Bella Rossa’….. are just a few of the names associated with February’s Speaker and his family. Today, a band of brothers/cousins have carried on the Nuccio’s name with the introduction of dozens of camellia and azalea cultivars. For over 50 years, the Nuccio family have hybridized and cultivated Camellia and Azaleas in Altadena where they own about 80 acres of which about 6 are under cultivation.  Stars of the winter and early spring garden, Southern California has the ideal climate for cultivating these evergreen shrubs, a family that includes the all important Tea plant (Camellia sinensis). 

    Join us to hear Tom Nuccio talk about his experiences with hybridization, growing, production and new cultivar introductions. Be prepared to take down cultivar names and ogle over flower/plant samples!



    Presentations start at 6:45

    Members free 
    Guests $15

    Parking free for everyone

    • Mon, March 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

    Jeff Moore
    Soft Succulents



    March’s speaker needs no introduction to most of our members; with 25 years experience running a successful Nursery, a large portfolio with gardens and two published books, all showcasing the fascinating world of Succulents, Jeff Moore will be joining us to promote his upcoming book: Soft succulents.  
         Focusing primarily on genus’ like aeoniums, echeverias, crassulas, sedums, dudleyas and other softer non-spiny succulents, his newest book largely talks about the plants themselves along with information and pictures of them in their native habitats. His talk will largely go i more detail on these plants in cultivation, some common, some not often seen, but all guaranteed to intrigue us with amazing colors and textures.



    Presentations start at 6:45

    Members free 
    Guests $15

    Parking free for everyone

Past Meetings

Mon, November 13, 2017 November - Gardens on the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes
Mon, October 09, 2017 October - Designing with Succulents in the New San Diego Garden
Mon, September 11, 2017 September - 20 South African Plants Every Home Landscaper Should know
Mon, August 14, 2017 August - My Life with Plants – Confessions of a Plantaholic
Mon, July 10, 2017 July - The Geraniaceae Family in Our Gardens
Mon, June 12, 2017 June - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 08, 2017 May - Foliage First
Mon, April 03, 2017 April - The No Sacrifice Low Water California Garden
Mon, March 13, 2017 March - Preserving Rose Genetics
Mon, February 13, 2017 February - Looking for Succulents in all the Wrong Places
Mon, January 09, 2017 January - Down Under Wonders
Sat, December 03, 2016 December - Horticultural Day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Mon, November 14, 2016 November - The Drought-Defying California Garden
Mon, October 10, 2016 October - The Bold Dry Garden: Inspiration from the Ruth Bancroft Garden
Mon, September 12, 2016 September - Aloes and Agaves
Mon, August 08, 2016 August - The Roar of the Monarch Butterfly
Mon, July 11, 2016 July - Horticultural Evening at the San Diego Zoo
Mon, June 13, 2016 June - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 09, 2016 May - Bromeliads in the Wild
Mon, April 11, 2016 April - Perspective, Forty Years Among the Natives
Mon, March 14, 2016 March - Botanical Collection at the San Diego Zoo
Mon, February 08, 2016 February - Think Outside the Box: Thirty Design and Horticultural Techniques
Mon, January 11, 2016 January - Contemporary, Expressive and Sustainable Southwestern Gardens
Mon, December 14, 2015 December - Waterwise Lessons from theGarden
Mon, November 09, 2015 November - Designer Panel: Small is Beautiful
Mon, October 12, 2015 October - Hot Colors, Dry Garden
Mon, September 14, 2015 September - Refresh Your Garden Design
Mon, August 10, 2015 August - The Ecology of California Garden Bees
Mon, July 13, 2015 July - Rush to Restios
Mon, June 08, 2015 June - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 11, 2015 May - Palms for San Diego
Mon, April 13, 2015 April - Jon Rebman
Mon, March 09, 2015 March- Eucalyptus: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Mon, February 09, 2015 February- Plants with Benefits
Mon, January 12, 2015 January - Under the Spell of Succulents
Mon, December 08, 2014 December - Centennial Celebrations: Remembering and Commemorating the 1915 Panama-California Exposition
Mon, November 10, 2014 November - Holiday Marketplace
Mon, October 13, 2014 October - Lawn Gone: Landscape Designer Panel
Mon, September 08, 2014 September - Randy Baldwin of San Marcos Growers
Mon, August 11, 2014 August Meeting - Creating Paradise Wherever You Live
Mon, July 14, 2014 July Meeting - Scent-sational Plumeria
Mon, June 09, 2014 June Meeting - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 12, 2014 May Meeting - Stuck on You! Indoor and Outdoor Projects with Succulents
Mon, April 14, 2014 April Meeting - Oaks of San Diego County
Mon, March 10, 2014 March Meeting - Tried and True or Brand New: Citrus in Today’s Gardens
Mon, February 10, 2014 February Meeting - The Wild World of Succulents
Mon, January 13, 2014 January Meeting - Native Plants of Chile
Mon, December 09, 2013 December Meeting - The Drunken Botanist
Mon, November 11, 2013 November Meeting - Holiday Marketplace
Mon, October 14, 2013 October Meeting - Trends in Contemporary Landscape Design
Mon, September 09, 2013 September Meeting - Right Plant for the Right Place
Mon, August 12, 2013 August Meeting - Drip is Hip
Mon, July 08, 2013 July Meeting - Succulents Simplified
Mon, June 24, 2013 June Meeting - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 13, 2013 May Meeting - Seriously Funny - The Business of Plants
Mon, April 08, 2013 April Meeting - Writing the Book on Natives
Mon, March 11, 2013 March Meeting - Growing on Air: Amazing Tillandsias
Mon, February 11, 2013 February Meeting - The Future of Roses in Today's Gardens
Mon, January 14, 2013 January Meeting - Exotic Bulbs for Southern California
Mon, December 10, 2012 December Meeting - Bring me Slow Flowers
Mon, November 12, 2012 November Meeting - The Edible Front Yard - Special Meeting!
Mon, October 08, 2012 October Meeting - A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us
Mon, September 10, 2012 September Meeting - Welcome to Club Med
Mon, August 13, 2012 August Meeting - The Revolutionary Yardscape
Mon, July 09, 2012 July Meeting - Not Just for Show
Mon, June 11, 2012 June Meeting - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 14, 2012 May Meeting - Small is the New Big
Mon, April 09, 2012 April Meeting - Fitting CA Native Plants in CA-style Gardens
Mon, March 12, 2012 March Meeting - From Seed to Skillet
Mon, February 13, 2012 February Meeting - Trees of Ill Repute
Mon, January 09, 2012 January Meeting - A Rollicking Trip into the World of Cactus and Succulents
Our Mission To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

Our Vision To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.


 





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