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Growing California Native Plants

  • Wed, October 18, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Valley Center
  • 19


  • Guests of Members
  • Members of San Diego Horticultural Society

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Topic: Growing California Native Plants


The native plants of California have incredible diversity and beauty. It seems logical that the plants that grow here naturally should be the ones that would be the easiest to grow. So often we try to help the plants along and fail them with our kindness. Knowing where the plants come from and what conditions will make them thrive can make many of these plants easy choices for including in most any garden. 

There are 4,839 species of plants native to California. Native plants are very effective at attracting our native wildlife and may provide some limited habitat for increasingly displaced native wildlife species. Within our state there are climatic zones that range from the very wet to the extremely dry, from coastal plants to alpine. With this range of climatic zones there is a huge array of plants to chose from and something that can suit almost any need.


Susan Krzywicki is a Landscape Designer and Consultant in California Native Plants who has lives and works in San Diego and got involved in native plant gardening way back in 2003.

She was the first paid Horticulture Program Director for the California Native Plant Society, as well as chair of the San Diego Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Gardens Committee. Susan is currently on the Board of Directors for San Diego Canyonlands and is on the Port of San Diego BCDC for the Chula Vista Bayfront. She teaches native landscape design and maintenance at the local adult school for landscape professionals and homeowners.

To be held rain or shine. 

Bring the following:

  • Drinking Water
  • Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED

By registering for this workshop I understand that I will attend this workshop at my own risk.  Host gardens, workshop instructors, and the San Diego Horticultural Society assume no liability whatsoever. 

Questions about this workshop? Click HERE to send an email to Anne Murphy.

Need to cancel your reservation? - Click HERE to send an email to Anne Murphy.

Registration will close two days before the event.  

If you find that you cannot attend after registering, please let us know. If you register and then fail to show up without cancelling, you will not be able to register for future workshops.

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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