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Tag: San Diego Horticultural Society

For the Love of Plants

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
For the Love of Plants

October’s Garden Club meeting featured a past president of San Diego Horticultural Society and our own garden club, Jim Bishop. He introduced himself as a plant-a-holic. He explained his first slide by saying he always loved to dig. There was Bishop, maybe two years old, shovel in hand at the beach in Panama City, Florida. […]

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Benefits of Wild Fires

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Going to hear naturalist Gary Ferguson speak on wild fires was difficult for me. I have been terrified of fire since I was five-years old when the kindergarten class, seated in a lotus position on wooden folding chairs so feet wouldn’t bang on the seat’s edge, saw a movie about what not to do to […]

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40 Years Among the Natives

| May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
40 Years Among the Natives

In April I went to the San Diego Horticultural Society at the Del Mar racetrack to hear David Fross talk about plants native to California.  He arrived at his current career by a circuitous route. Fross had been drawn to natural landscapes as a child. However, he majored in history; and as a graduate student […]

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A Lesson in Water Wise Gardens

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Lesson in Water Wise Gardens

In December I attended San Diego Horticultural Society’s meeting on Water Wise Lessons, given by Clayton Tschudy, director of Horticulture and Exhibits at The Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon. This garden represents nearly 20 years’ experience in using drought tolerant plants. Tschudy discussed the garden’s history, both success and challenges of the Garden and subsequent innovations […]

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Invaders in our Midst

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Invaders in our Midst

“Since 1993 Sustainable Conservation has partnered with the private sector to identify, implement and scale environmental solutions that make economic sense,” explained Greg Richardson, PlantRight project manager of Sustainable Conservation and speaker at the September meeting of the San Diego Horticultural Society. PlantRight, a project run by Sustainable Conservation since 2005, has a goal: “to […]

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Growing on Air

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Growing on Air

  Imagine a plant that lives on air, requires very little attention, uses almost no space (It can even be grown vertically), and it can take both extreme heat and cold as low as 32 degrees. Paul Isley, co-owner of Rainforest Flora, spoke to the San Diego Horticultural Society about Tillandsias, also known as air […]

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Part I Bromeliads

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Part I   Bromeliads

Easy to grow and Easy on the Eye In April, Joann Dossett, long-time member of the Mission Hills Floral Association, San Diego Horticultural Society, and a host of other botanical organizations, gave an enthusiastic workshop on bromeliads at her beautiful home. She began by apologizing. It seems a troop of raccoons has fallen in love […]

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