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Let's Talk Plants!

Upcoming Meetings

    • Sat, June 15, 2024
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • San Diego Oasis 17170 Bernardo Center Dr. San Diego, CA 92128
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    NEXT HYBRID MEETING: 

    Plant Genetics - From Mendel’s Peas to Your Tasty Tomatoes w/ Lisa Marun - June 15, 2024, 1:30p At San Diego Oasis In Rancho Bernardo

    Join us June 15, 2024, at 1:30p in-person at San Diego Oasis in Rancho Bernardo or on Zoom for this upcoming presentation. Map below.


    Next Hybrid Meeting: June 15, 2024, with Lisa Marun presenting on “Plant Genetics: From Mendel’s Peas to Your Tasty Tomatoes”

    Part history, part science, and part storytelling, Lisa will share how our knowledge of plant genetics has changed over time, why some plants offer ‘volunteers’ right and left in your garden, and how you can play matchmaker with your plants. 

    Lisa will start us off with a review of our long-forgotten high school Genetics 101, and reintroduce us to our friend Gregor Mendel, so bring your thinking caps or just enjoy the pictures for the first part. We’ll also talk more specifically about the unexpected variety of ways that flowering plants pass on their traits, and how we can leverage this knowledge by doing our own garden experiments. What could go wrong? Depending on your perspective, a lot! But that’s part of the fun!

    Lisa is, among other things, a former co-editor of our newsletter, Let’s Talk Plants! with Susan Starr.

    Note: Although this an in-person meeting, Lisa will be remote and zoomed into Oasis for the presentation.

    • Social hour begins at 1:30 PM. 
    • Presentations begin at 2:00 PM
    • You must be a current SDHS member to attend
    • New Location - San Diego Oasis
      17170 Bernardo Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92128

    San Diego Oasis at Rancho Bernardo - San Diego (oasisnet.org)

    Past Meetings

    Sat, May 18, 2024 May Meeting - Pamela Tucker On African Violets
    Sat, March 09, 2024 March Meeting - With Judy Macomber
    Sat, February 10, 2024 February Meeting - Stephen Cantu
    Sat, January 13, 2024 2024 Horticulturist Of The Year - Jeff Moore
    Mon, November 13, 2023 November 13, 2023 - Beth Van Boxtel
    Mon, October 09, 2023 October 9, 2023 - Master Composter Shital Parikh.
    Mon, September 11, 2023 September 11, 2023 - Dr. Eric Middleton
    Mon, August 14, 2023 August 14 - Ken Blackford
    Mon, July 10, 2023 July 10 - Meet The Trees
    Mon, June 12, 2023 June 12 - Water Wisdom, Plants & Rebatesarden
    Mon, May 08, 2023 Science & Conservation At The San Diego Botanic Garden
    Mon, April 10, 2023 The Houseplant Guru, Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
    Mon, March 13, 2023 Garden Design Month Featuring APLD Panel Discussion
    Mon, February 13, 2023 Plumeria 101: Grow Amazing Plumerias in San Diego
    Sat, January 21, 2023 The 2023 Horticulturist of the Year presentation to Robert Lutticken
    Mon, December 12, 2022 Beyond Bananas! Subtropical Fruits for So. Cal. w/Richard Reid
    Mon, November 14, 2022 Ernie Cowan - There's A Marmot In My Pack & Other Reflections
    Tue, October 11, 2022 John Clements, Horticulturist Of The Year Presentation
    Mon, September 12, 2022 Debra Lee Baldwin - Smart, Gorgeous, Sensible Succulent Gardens
    Mon, August 08, 2022 Greg Rubin, presents Fire Resistant Native Landscapes are NOT an Oxymoron!
    Mon, July 11, 2022 Jeff Moore's Deep Dive Into The World Of Agaves
    Mon, June 13, 2022 Sharon Reeve - Bees In The Garden
    Mon, May 09, 2022 Rebecca Sweet - When to Break the Rules
    Mon, April 11, 2022 How to Grow Epicactus & Help Them Bloom
    Mon, March 14, 2022 March Meeting - A Livelier Iris
    Mon, February 14, 2022 Bob Gordon - Raptors, Natural Predators in Your Garden
    Mon, December 13, 2021 December 13, 2021 Chuck McClung & How Orchids Rebloom
    Mon, November 08, 2021 November Meeting Farmer Roy
    Mon, October 11, 2021 October Meeting Robin Kobaly Presents "The Desert Underground"
    Mon, September 13, 2021 September Meeting Jeffrey Bale - Stone Mason
    Mon, August 09, 2021 August Meeting John Forti, The Heirloom Gardener
    Mon, July 12, 2021 July Meeting Toni Gattone, The Lifelong Gardener
    Mon, June 14, 2021 June Meeting With Saxon Holt
    Mon, May 10, 2021 May Meeting With Gabriel Frank
    Mon, April 12, 2021 April Meeting With Johanna Silver
    Mon, March 08, 2021 All About Cork, Natural & Renewable
    Mon, February 08, 2021 Nature Restoration Landscaping
    Mon, January 11, 2021 January-2021 SDHS HORTICULTURIST OF THE YEAR
    Mon, December 14, 2020 December-Citrus in Southern California
    Mon, November 09, 2020 November-Conserving Orchids in the Wild and Growing them at Home
    Mon, October 12, 2020 Manzanitas & More - Creating Garden Structure with Natives
    Mon, September 14, 2020 Live Zoom Horticultural Concert!
    Mon, August 10, 2020 Kate Sessions’ World Wide Web of Horticulture - Nancy Carol Carter
    Mon, July 13, 2020 2019 San Diego County Superbloom - Jim Bishop
    Mon, February 10, 2020 Spiny Succulents - with Jeff Moore
    Mon, January 13, 2020 January 2020
    Mon, December 09, 2019 December – Brijette Peña - The Magical World of Seeds
    Mon, November 11, 2019 November – Gregg Opgenorth, Palms For San Diego
    Mon, September 09, 2019 September Meeting: Daniel Nolan + SD Hort 25th Anniversary
    Mon, August 12, 2019 August Meeting – Al Klein, Fat Plants: Caudiciforms and Other Succulents
    Mon, July 08, 2019 July Meeting – Michael Wilken-Robertson, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany
    Mon, June 10, 2019 June Meeting – Night at the Fair
    Mon, May 13, 2019 May Meeting – The 21st Century Botanic Garden
    Mon, April 08, 2019 April Meeting – Mike Evans – Ugly is Not a Turf Replacement
    Mon, March 11, 2019 March Meeting – Christopher Woods – Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens.
    Mon, February 11, 2019 February Meeting – Brie Arthur – Foodscaping
    Mon, January 14, 2019 January Meeting –Jeff Chemnick – Treasures of the Sierra Madres
    Mon, December 10, 2018 No December Meeting
    Mon, October 08, 2018 October - Begonias, Unusual Plants, and Secrets From the Greenhouse
    Mon, September 10, 2018 September - California Native Plants
    Mon, August 13, 2018 August - Plumerias
    Mon, July 09, 2018 July - Designing with Palms
    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
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    Mon, December 10, 2012 December Meeting - Bring me Slow Flowers
    Mon, November 12, 2012 November Meeting - The Edible Front Yard - Special Meeting!
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    Mon, August 13, 2012 August Meeting - The Revolutionary Yardscape
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    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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