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November - The Drought-Defying California Garden

  • Mon, November 14, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92122


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Base fee:
  • Pay at meeting check-in

Lucy Warren and Greg Rubin
The Drought-Defying California Garden

We welcome Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren, co-authors of a comprehensive guide to landscaping with California natives, The Drought-Defying California Garden.

California native plants are among the easiest and most drought tolerant plants for local landscapes—if they are handled correctly. Popular local authors, Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren, return with new and exciting information making it easier than ever to create a beautiful evergreen California native landscape. Piggybacking on their years of experience and their first best-seller, The California Native Landscape, the authors designed their new guide to help homeowners jump right into native landscaping. One of the key differences between natives and other plants is that they thrive in compatible plant communities. Learn about new tools which enable people to recognize the right environment for the plant palette they select and to easily choose the plants which grow well together. 

Greg Rubin is owner of California’s Own Native Landscape DesignAlthough his formal education and background is in engineering, his fascination with California native plants started when he renovated his parents’ home in Chatsworth, CA in 1985.  Soon he was landscaping for friends and family on weekends and holidays. In 1993 he began his successful landscape business and the design of over 600 native landscapes in San Diego County.

Lucy Warren, who has an extensive background in marketing research and her own consulting firm, has been long fascinated with plants and horticulture. She is a UCCE Master Gardener and an experienced garden writer who authored a column on edible plants for the San Diego Union-Tribune and served as editor of California Garden magazine. She is the assistant coordinator for the the Spring Home/Garden Show and is a former board member of the San Diego Horticultural Society and the Pacific Horticulture Society. 

  • Their books will be available for sale and signing at the meeting.
  • Bring your native plants and flowers to share with members on the Plant Display table.  Native plant experts will be available to answer questions.

Doors open at 6 PM.  Shop our vendors, renew your membership, check out the plant forum table or mingle.

The presentation starts at 6:45

Members free
Guests $15
Parking free for everyone

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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