Upcoming Meetings

    • Mon, July 09, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

    Jason Dewees 
    Designing with Palms


    The palm tree is so iconic that we can lose sight of the varied uses of palms in creating  lovely gardens and landscapes. Jason will share his expertise in the power of palms in garden design, their appeal to the senses, and their use in creating garden styles. He will also present basic information gardeners and designers need to know about the diverse palm family, including a portfolio of useful hardy palms and tropical staple species. Come see why the beauty and diversity of palms, from delicate understory plants and hardy shrubs to graceful trees and even bamboo-like clusters, earn them a place in well-designed gardens throughout the warmer parts of the world—including California.

    Jason's interest in palms began early on; he joined the Northern California Chapter of the International Palm Society as their youngest member in 1986. Today, he is the horticulturist and palm expert on staff at both Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco and East West Trees in Fallbrook. Jason has consulted on palm collections at the Conservatory of Flowers, the University of California Botanical Garden, and the San Francisco Botanical Garden; trained volunteers and docents on the palm family; grown thousands of palms from seed; planted palms in gardens; consulted with gardeners, landscape architects, and designers on using palms in the landscape; and lectured on palms.

    Jason’s book, Designing with Palms, will be available for purchase at the meeting.


    Doors open at 6 PM with the presentations beginning at 6:45 PM.

    Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members

    Tickets available at the door. 

    Free, easy parking at the Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92122

    • Mon, August 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

    Mike Atkinson
    Plumerias


    Plumeria expert,  Mike Atkinson, shares his knowledge on growing and propagating the many varieties of plumerias that thrive in our Mediterranean climate.

    Plumerias LOVE San Diego! Often thought to be native to Hawaii, plumerias are actually native to southern Mexico, Central America and South America. Their low-maintenance, low-water, and amazing blooms and fragrances make them the ideal complement to our Southern California gardens. Mike will show the various types of plumerias, explain their fertilization needs, which plants make good companions in the garden, and advice on their general care and selection.

    Mike Atkinson, and his wife Stacy, have been growing plumerias for over 21 years in La Mesa. He regularly speaks about plumerias around southern California.

    We invite you to bring in flowers from your blooming plumerias for the plant display table.


    Doors open at 6 PM with the presentations beginning at 6:45 PM.

    Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members

    Tickets available at the door. 

    Free, easy parking at the Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92122

    • Mon, September 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122

    Mike Evans 
    California Native Plants 


    Just in time for fall planting, Mike Evans, owner of Tree of Life Nursery, will tell us about California Native Plants.  Check back for more information.


    Doors open at 6 PM with the presentations beginning at 6:45 PM.

    Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members

    Tickets available at the door. 

    Free, easy parking at the Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92122

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

    Brie Arthur

    Including Edible Plants in Ornamental Gardens


    Brianna Glove, author of The Foodscape Revolution, will talk about how food can be grown inter-planted with non-food ornamentals. Check back for more information.


    Doors open at 6 PM with the presentations beginning at 6:45 PM.

    Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members

    Tickets available at the door. 

    Free, easy parking at the Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92122

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

    Karl Gercens   
    Exploring the World of Horticulture 


    Karl Gercens has made notable contributions in his field while at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. For over 10 years, Karl has influenced the design, installation, and maintenance of the world-renowned conservatory displays of nearly four acres under glass. His expertise in horticulture is evident through articles in magazines and newspapers published nationwide.

    Karl travels the world visiting and public and private gardens.  Check out some of his beautiful posts on his Facebook Page.

    Check back for more information.


    Doors open at 6 PM with the presentations beginning at 6:45 PM.

    Free for SDHS Members; $15 Non-members

    Tickets available at the door. 

    Free, easy parking at the Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego, CA 92122

Past Meetings

Mon, June 11, 2018 June - Night at the Fair
Mon, May 14, 2018 May - Nan Sterman's Hot Color, Dry Garden
Mon, April 09, 2018 April - The San Diego Zoo’s Native Plant Seed Bank: Saving Flora, One Seed at a Time:
Mon, March 12, 2018 March - Jeff Moore - Soft Succulents
Mon, February 12, 2018 February - Tom Nuccio - Nuccio’s Camellias
Mon, January 08, 2018 January - Gary Ferguson – Wildfires in the West
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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