Meetings

Meetings are on the second Monday of the month from 6 to 8:30 PM in the Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Meetings are free for SDHS members and $15 for non-members. Parking is free.

Upcoming Meetings

    • Mon, July 13, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Martin Grantham

    Rush to Restios: Choices for San Diego Gardens


     

    Martin Grantham, SFSU botanist who formerly curated the restios collection at UC Santa Cruz, has visited South Africa, where these plants originate, and test grown some 100 different species.

    Martin’s presentation focuses on the plant families most closely associated with Fynbos communities, the Restionacae, or Restios, along with Proteas, Ericas, and a number of the more unusual, attractive, and grow-able plants.  The Western Cape is one of the world’s 5 Mediterranean Climate zones, so the plants there experience summer drought. But the Cape has the highest rainfall of the 5 zones, so we must be selective of which plants we can successfully grow in California.

     

       

    Martin was born in pre-silicon Santa Clara Valley and took an early interest in botany, eventually studying the subject at UC Davis. He has done work for all the major botanical gardens in the SF Bay Area from field work and collection, through design, plant propagation, installation, curation, fundraising, volunteer coordination, you name it! One of his specialties is the Fynbos flora of South Africa’s Western Cape. He has traveled there often to study plants in the wild and has grown a broad spectrum of the characteristic plants, as well as some of the most obscure.


    The presentation starts at 6:45

    Members free 
    Guests $15
    Parking free for everyone

    • Mon, August 10, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

    UC Berkeley Bee Lab

    California Bees & Blooms


    California is home to over sixteen hundred species of undomesticated bees—most of them native—that populate and pollinate our gardens, fields, and urban green spaces. In this absorbing guidebook, some of the state’s preeminent bee and botany experts introduce us to this diverse population. California Bees and Blooms holds a magnifying glass up to the twenty-two most common genera (and six species of cuckoo bees), describing each one’s distinctive behaviors, social structures, flight season, preferred flowers, and enemies. Enhancing these descriptions are photographs of bees so finely detailed they capture pollen scattered across gauzy wings and iridescent exoskeletons. 

    Drawing from years of research at the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab, California Bees and Blooms presents an authoritative look at these creatures, emphasizing their vital relationship with flowers. In addition to opening our eyes to the beautiful array of wild bees in our midst, this book provides information on fifty-three bee-friendly plants and how to grow them. Just a few square feet of poppies, sage, and phacelia are enough to sustain a healthy population of wild bees, transforming an urban or suburban garden into a world that hums and buzzes with life.

    Check back for more information.  Program subject to change. 


    The presentation starts at 6:45

    Members free 
    Guests $15
    Parking free for everyone

    • Mon, September 14, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Rebecca Sweet 

    Refresh Your Garden Design - Simple Strategies to Wake a Weary Garden


    Rebecca Sweet is a Los Altos, California garden designer and author of Refresh Your Garden Design

    Rebecca's Website: http://harmonyinthegarden.com

    Check back for more information.  Program subject to change. 


    The presentation starts at 6:45

    Members free 
    Guests $15
    Parking free for everyone

    • Mon, October 12, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Nan Sterman

    Hot Colors, Dry Garden


    Nan launches her latest book Hot Colors, Dry Garden and tells us about adding bright colors to our gardens.

    Check back for more information.  Program subject to change. 



    The presentation starts at 6:45

    Members free 
    Guests $15
    Parking free for everyone

    • Mon, November 09, 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Designer Panel

    Trends in Garden Design

    A panel of Landscape Designers will present information about current trends of garden design in Southern California.  This is usually one of our most popular meetings.  You won't want to miss it!

    Check back for more information.  Program subject to change. 

    The presentation starts at 6:45

    Members free 
    Guests $15
    Parking free for everyone




    • Members FREE 
    • Guests FREE with preregistration guest pass or $5 at the door.  Guest registrations accepted starting October 1st. 
    • Parking FREE for everyone

    • Mon, December 14, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Clayton Tschudy

    Waterwise Lessons from the Garden


    Clayton Tschudy, director of horticulture at the Water Conservation Garden on Ecology Landscaping and other Waterwise Lessons from the Garden


    Check back for more information


    The presentation starts at 6:45

    Members free 
    Guests $15
    Parking free for everyone

Past Meetings

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

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