Steve Gerisher, President

GerisherPacific Horticulture Society

Steve Gerischer, an award winning landscape designer, teacher, and current president of the Southern California Horticulture Society, has been gardening locally since childhood. He has appeared on HGTV’s ‘Landscaper’s Challenge (where his was the design chosen and installed) and formerly worked and lectured at Smith & Hawken in Beverly Hills, and Hortus, in Pasadena. He now divides his time between creating landscapes with his company, Larkspur Garden Design, and lecturing on a wide variety of topics relating to gardening in Southern California. Current motto: “Get rid of the lawn”

Current teaching assignments: Beginning Gardening and Landscaping for the Homeowner (Tri-Community Classes-Covina Valley Adult Education) The Seasonal Gardener at The Arboretum and Botanic Garden of Los Angeles

Past Lecture Topics: Containers for the Mediterranean Garden (Gardening under Med. Skies Symposium, 2004) Hypertufa Pots and Troughs (Arboretum/Descanso/SOKA) Rose Pruning and Care (Various) Designing with Foliage-Form and Texture (Greystone LA Garden Show/Arboretum etc.) Orchid Care, Topiary, Bulbs (Spring and Summer), Bareroot Plants, Pest Control (Organic Methods), Organic Gardening, Getting Rid of Your Lawn- All for Smith & Hawken (1994-1997), Hortus (1997-2000), Arboretum, Covina Valley Adult, Descanso etc. (2000 to present)