Archives for February 2020

Seminar Speaker Biographies

Jeremy Bugarchich

San Diego Botanic Garden Plants You Can Grow at Home

Jeremy Bugarchich, Curator, San Diego Botanic Garden

Jeremy joined San Diego Botanic Garden in 2016 as gardener and progressed to curator. He is originally from Connecticut where he achieved his B.S. in Biology. He started his plant career in a local Connecticut nursery. Jeremy’s main focus at the garden is to maintain the plant records and maps. He also focuses on the maintenance of special collections such as cycads, bamboo and the newly opened conservatory plant collection.

Rachael Cohen

Plants, Creativity and Wellness

Rachael Cohen, Creator/Owner of Infinite Succulent, Author

Rachael is the creator & owner of Infinite Succulent, a botanical styling, art and education service dedicated to reconnecting people with the infinite power of Nature and themselves. She is an experienced environmental educator who believes that our health is intricately tied to the health of the planet. Rachael is also the author of the book Infinite Succulent: Miniature Living Art to Keep or Share (Countryman Press, 2019). You can follow Rachael on Instagram and Facebook @infinitesucculent.

David Clarke

Plants, Creativity and Wellness

David Clarke, APLD, David Clarke Design

David Clarke Design specializes in residential climate-appropriate landscape design. David Clarke, APLD, is a native Southern Californian and has been inspired by the climate, terrain, and lifestyles of this unique region since childhood. He started David Clarke Design to offer clients quality landscape design services reflecting this appreciation and understanding of our unique Mediterranean climate.

Tyler “Mr. Trees” Trimble

Organic Fruit Tree Care

Tyler “Mr. Trees” Trimble , Home Orchard Specialist

Tyler is the owner of San Diego Backyard Fruit and is an educator for many of our local nurseries.  Tyler was raised on a family farm in Arizona and has always loved fruit. You may have experienced one of his classes at Walter Andersen’s Nursery or Dave Wilson Nursery. He has managed a nursery and ran one of the most extensive fruit departments in California. He has now left the retail nursery to accommodate his own expanding company Backyard Fruit. He wants to help everyone select the very best varieties of fruit trees for their area, and solve local disease and pest problems.

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Wilbur Nowlin

“Weeds” for Forage and Health

Wilbur Nowlin, Executive Director, Trees for Health

Wilbur has had extensive and varied career experience and is currently the Executive Director for Trees for Health garden in Balboa Park. Trees for Health is an association whose mission is to promote public education, cultivation, and enjoyment of healing plants through direct experience, research, and sharing of expertise. The mission  is supported through outreach to the public by hosting educational seminars and providing materials, maintaining and developing the “Trees for Health Garden” in Balboa Park including the trees and grounds, and by cultivating community partnerships and training volunteers.

2020 Seminar Schedule at a glance

FRIDAY, March 6

11:00 Jeremy Bugarchich, Curator, San Diego Botanic Garden – San Diego Botanic Garden Plants You Can Grow at Home 

12:00 Debra Lee Baldwin, Bestselling Author, Succulent Expert – Top Succulents for Colorful, Carefree Gardens

1:00 Rachel Cohen, Creator/Owner of Infinite Succulents, Author – Plants, Creativity and Wellness 

2:00 Magen Shaw, Horticulturist, City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department – Trees 

3:00 Greg Rubin, Founder and Owner of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. – California Native Landscaping 

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11:00 Nan Sterman, Creator and Star of A Growing Passion, Author – Raise Your Vegetables In Bed 

12:00 David Clarke, APLD, David Clarke Design – Landscape Design: How Do I Begin My Project? 

1:00 Debra Lee Baldwin, Bestselling Author, Succulent Expert – Top Succulents for Colorful, Carefree Gardens 

2:00 Linda Bresler, Landscape Designer and Licensed Landscape Contractor – Companion Plants for Succulents 

3:00 Tyler “Mr. Trees” Trimble, Home Orchard Specialist – Spring and Summer Fruit Tree Care 

4:00 Greg Rubin, Founder and Owner of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. – California Native Landscaping 

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SUNDAY, March 8

11:00 Wilbur Nowlin, Executive Director, Trees for Health – “Weeds” for Forage and Health 

12:00 Linda Bresler, Landscape Designer and Licensed Landscape Contractor – Companion Plants for Succulents  

1:00 Roy Wilburn, Horticulture Director, Cadence Living – Spring Veggies 

2:00 Candace Vanderhoff , Owner, Solobee Native Shelters – Fall in Love with Native Bees 

3:00 Tyler “Mr. Trees” Trimble, Home Orchard Specialist – Spring and Summer Fruit Tree Care 

Show Your Home Some Love!

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lawrence Bame, 858-350-3738

35th-Annual Spring Home/Garden Show
Returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds March 6 – 8, 2020

Del Mar, California—Now in its 35th year, the Spring Home/Garden Show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes (created exclusively for the Show), hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales, and face-to-face consultations with top experts—all with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside.

The Show focuses on San Diego-area experts, services, products, and businesses. Visitors find everything they need to save time and money improving, refreshing, or remodeling their home and outdoor surroundings—from the latest in appliances to garden lighting, from BBQ’s to security systems, from baths to sunrooms.

In addition to a huge main hall where hundreds of exhibitors showcase the newest products and hottest trends, all at special low show prices, the show offers several unique home and garden features (included in admission) that provide extraordinary added value. These truly set the Spring Home/Garden Show—now in its 35th year—apart from all imitators:

“The Garden Masters” Great landscapes (using local plants and products) designed by San Diegans FOR San Diegans—A JURIED COMPETITION. Tour the largest and best collection of display gardens created expressly for any weekend expo. Enjoy full-scale gardens installed for this year’s Show by professional landscape architects, designers, and contractors. These gardens are judged by a distinguished panel and honored in several categories. The competition is fierce! Meet the Designers throughout the show and discover San Diego County’s wealth of local talent and landscaping resources.

“Ask The Experts” features organizations such as the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), as well as representatives from city building departments, Master Gardeners, and many more. Each organization’s experts will be staffing consultation lounges and other areas at the show. Consultations are complimentary.

“All About Gardens” and “The Garden Marketplace”—Shop at a grand nursery of the freshest plants for sale direct from San Diego-area garden and non-profit plant societies, specialty growers and wholesalers–at low show prices. Enjoy free seminars and face-to-face meetings with some of San Diego’s top garden experts; gain priceless hands-on knowledge for your home projects, from landscaping to vegetable gardening and fruit trees.

“Bargains!” The Spring Home/Garden Show is a home and garden shopper’s paradise. Special pricing is a big attraction for any homeowner looking for deep one-time-only savings. The Marketplace is also an ideal opportunity to easily arrange for multiple bids on any home project, be it shutters, doors, windows, skylights, or hundreds of other essentials. Save TIME and money!

Seminars” Daily nonstop FREE seminars by Locals such as:

  • Debra Lee Baldwin “Top Succulents for Colorful, Carefree Gardens”
  • Nan Sterman “Raise Your Vegetables In Bed”
  • Greg Rubin “California Native Landscaping”
  • Linda Bresler “Companion Plants for Succulents”
  • Candace Vanderhoff “Fall in Love with Native Bees”
  • Rachel Cohen “Plants, Creativity and Wellness”
  • Magen Shaw “Unique Trees of San Diego”
  • David Clarke “Landscape Design: How Do I Begin My Project?”
  • Wilbur Nowlin ““Weeds” for Forage and Health”
  • Roy Wilburn “Spring Veggies”
  • Jeremy Bugarchich “San Diego Botanic Garden Plants You Can Grow at Home”
  • Tyler “Mr. Trees” Trimble “Organic Fruit Tree Care”

“Succulent Potting Bar” Back again this show is the Succulent Potting Bar. For a $10 fee, you will receive all the plants, soil and topping to create a 6” garden to take home with you. Take a picture and post it to be eligible to win a prize.

“30 for 30” Landscape Designers from APLD offer 30-minute Personalized Design Consultations for a special show price of $30 per consultation. This is your opportunity to kick-start your garden remodel, or polish a space that’s almost there! Design consultations are available in the Designers’ Lounge located on Designer Lane, just inside the show’s main entrance.

“More experts!” Other professional, amateur and civic organizations participating in the Show include the City of San Diego Building Department; Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD): National Kitchen Bath Association/San Diego.

Show hours: Friday, March 6, 10am-5pm; Saturday, March 7, 10am-6pm; and Sunday, Marc8, 10am-5pm. For more information, visit:

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About Westward Expos ( Founded in 1985 in San Diego, Westward Expos produces both the Spring Home/Garden and Fall Home/Garden shows. San Diego’s leading show producer, Westward Expos, can be reached at 858-350-3738. For information on how to participate in the Spring Home/Garden Show, contact Lawrence Bame at this number or