Scott CalhounA Rollicking Trip into the World of Cactus and Succulents
San Diego Horticultural society welcomes award winning author and garden designer Scott Calhoun, who will take us on an exploration of the origins and contemporary uses of garden succulents in everything from design to nutrition, ceremony and transcendence. The talk will conclude with a short video showing the perils and rewards of agave hunting.
For at least 9000 years, indigenous Americans have cultivated and consumed agave and cactus plants. From 2009-2011 Scott Calhoun took six extended journeys into Mexico in search of provocative succulent plants. What he found forever changed his garden design sensibilities and landed him in a culture fraught with international intrigue and outsized personalities. Due to fantastic leaps in propagation technology, Calhoun realized that even in this new century, we were on the cusp a new golden age of garden succulent discovery. Join Calhoun for a talk exploring the origins and contemporary uses of garden succulents.
Currently, Scott is principal Zona Gardens, www.zonagardens.com, where he provides expert design services for those passionate about their Arizona style gardens. Prior to starting his own landscape design business, Scott was General Manage at Pascua Yaqui Adobe Company, and later at Civano Nursery.
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