Category: meetings

2018 Expedition to the Southern Gulf of California Islands of Baja California, Mexico

2018 Expedition to the Southern Gulf of California Islands of Baja California, Mexico

with Bart O'Brien Monday, June 17, 2019 In November of 2018, a multidisciplinary team of American and Mexican scientists (botanists, entomologists, herpetologists, ornithologists, mammologists, and others) journeyed to 14 of Baja California Sur's southern islands from Isla Tortuga in the north to Isla Cerralvo in the south. Bart will be speaking primarily of the botanical aspects … Continue reading 2018 Expedition to the Southern Gulf of California Islands of Baja California, Mexico

Annual Award Meeting & Potluck Dinner

Annual Award Meeting & Potluck Dinner

featuring Kristin Yanker-Hansen, Horticulturist of the Year Monday, May 20 2019 “You Can’t Grow That in Danville!” Although Danville, California, is still considered to be a Mediterranean climate, the temperatures are more extreme, which changes the palette of plants that can be grown. Kristin will talk about the plants that she has grown successfully, including … Continue reading Annual Award Meeting & Potluck Dinner

Growing Indoor Plants Outdoors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Growing Indoor Plants Outdoors in the San Francisco Bay Area

with Alan La Vergne Monday, April 15, 2019 Don’t take anything for granted about cold tolerance. Many plants from tropical and subtropical regions can tolerate chilly temperatures bette than we expect. Alan La Vergne grows sinningias (family Gesneriaceae), cacti, orchids, and begonias outdoors. A few die in winter, but most survive. The only way we can discover what … Continue reading Growing Indoor Plants Outdoors in the San Francisco Bay Area

Lions Tails, Tiger Lilies, and Bears Breeches, Oh, My!

Lions Tails, Tiger Lilies, and Bears Breeches, Oh, My!

with Jackie Salas Monday, November 19, 2018 Children's Fairyland is a kid's amusement park, developed over 65 years ago as a beloved retirement project of local nurseryman Arthur Navlet. Join Jackie Salas, the park's Landscape Supervisor, will discuss plant choices influenced by decades of additions, more than 200,000 visitors, toddlers' feet, and squirrels from Hades. … Continue reading Lions Tails, Tiger Lilies, and Bears Breeches, Oh, My!