Jeff MooreSoft 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.
Succulent & Pottery Marketplace starts at 5:30 PM
Presentations begin at 6:45 PM
Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members (tickets at door)
Parking free for everyone
The San Diego Zoo’s Native Seed Bank
Saving Flora, One Seed at a Time
Since 2004 the Institute has been working jointly with state and local government agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and SANDAG, the San Diego Association of Governments, as well as Kew Gardens and local plant rescue groups to preserve our local native flora. While many of us are familiar with the San Diego Zoo’s efforts to breed and conserve endangered animal species, our April 9th meeting will showcase a mission of the zoo that is seldom seen. This mission is particularly important to SDHS, as it conserves plants from our own backyard that are threatened by urban development and a changing climate. Come listen to what is sure to be an inspiring and encouraging presentation.
Nan Sterman Hot Color, Dry Garden
Nan Sterman is no stranger to San Diego gardeners. She is the author of numerous magazine and newspaper articles and two well-received books. Her long running television series, “A Growing Passion,” is an important source of information for novice and experienced gardeners alike. Now she has added a new book to her resume: Hot Color, Dry Garden showcases gardens across the Southwest, from the Mediterranean climate of San Diego to arid Arizona, addressing garden design, debunking low-water gardening myths, and offering a wealth of plant suggestions.
During the last few years, faced with a continuing drought, many in the Southwest have tried to plant in a more water wise manner. Unfortunately, water wise and drought-tolerant is too often equated with drab gravel lots enlived with just a few plants scattered here and there. Hot Color, Dry Garden provides home gardeners with an alternative: a color-filled garden that will flourish in low-water conditions. Please join us May 14th for a special night as Nan Sterman introduces us to her newest publication.
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