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