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May Zoom Meeting 

May 10th Meeting, 6PM

Gabriel Frank, Striking Succulent Gardens

Gabriel Frank
is the founder of Gardens by Gabriel, a landscape design/build firm in Morro Bay, California, known for its distinctive and dramatic succulent designs.

A graduate of the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture, he has been honored by America in Bloom and featured in Better Homes and Gardens‘s Country Garden magazine.  See More

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Previous Zoom Meetings

If you missed a zoom meeting or want to watch all or part of it again: Meetings recordings are now available via  SDHS YouTube Channel, or use the links below.

February Meeting

Nature Restoration Landscaping

Dennis Mudd, Creator of Calscape

Calscape, created by Dennis Mudd, is an online resource you won't want to miss. The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) has been working in partnership with Dennis Mudd, creator of Calscape, to bring this outstanding resource to the attention of more gardeners. The unique aspect of what Dennis has created is the site's ease of use: just type in your address and find out what native plants grow there.

View YouTube Recording

January Meeting 
SDHS 2021 Horticulturist of the Year
Nan Sterman

The San Diego Horticultural Society honored SDHS former board member and charter member, Nan Sterman, with Horticulturist of the Year to a packed zoom house. To celebrate, Nan took those in attendance on a magical journey around the world and around the county to some of the gardens that inspire her, and for those who missed the live event here is her outstanding presentation made just for this evening.

Please go to Nan's link tree below to visit her website, buy her book, watch her award winning KPBS TV show and sign up for her newsletters and much more.

Nan Sterman WaterWise Gardener

December Meeting 
Citrus in Southern California: A History and Growing Primer
John Clements, San Diego Botanic Garden Horticultural Manager 

A pictorial history of citrus in Southern California. Using antique photographs, citrus expert and horticultural historian John Clements will lead us on a tour of the places that made citrus famous in California and share stories of the people that made the citrus golden age happen. We will also discuss citrus varieties for our area and their cultivation.

November Meeting 
Conserving Orchids in the Wild and Growing them at Home
Peter Tobias and Debby Halliday

In this presentation Peter shares images from orchids in the wild and describe the goals and methods of the conservation group.

Following Peter’s presentation, Debby Halliday, President of the San Diego County Orchid Society, will provide a quick lesson on how to become a better orchid grower. 

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October Meeting 
Manzanitas & More - Creating Garden Structure with Natives
Su Kraus, Moosa Creek Nursery

The focus of this presentation is on utilizing hardy, evergreen native shrubs to create the all important backbone of your garden design, attention will be given to the wildlife benefits and bloom cycle that will add interest and activity in the garden and finish up with helpful hints on how to select your plants and where to find them!

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September Meeting 
A Live Zoom Horticultural Concert! 

View this special Zoom Concert of horticulturally rich songs with recording artists Dominique Arciero and her husband, Sean Watkins, of the Grammy-Winning band, Nickle Creek. 

Karen England, the new San Diego Horticultural Society president, discusses growing and using the plants featured in the songs.  This live, special broadcast was from “Stage B” (the porch) at Karen England’s home, Edgehill Herb Farm, in honor of her installation as president. 

August Meeting 
Kate Sessions’ World Wide Web of Horticulture
Nancy Carol Carter, Landscape Historian 

Kate Sessions is well known as a San Diego local and regional horticultural influence, but her place within a large professional network of horticulturists is less-well known. This presentation reviews the personal biography of Sessions and introduces many of the botanists, nursery owners, landscapers and others within her national and international circle of friends and correspondents. 

July Meeting 2019 San Diego County Superbloom
Jim Bishop, Past SD Horticultural Society President

Did you miss the 2019 superbloom?  Well it wasn't just poppies.

We revisit the 2019 superbloom from January to July spanning 25 sites from the deserts, mountains, inland valleys and to the coast.  Join Jim to experience some of his best wildflowers discoveries.  You'll be surprised at the variety of wildflowers that grow all within our county. 

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