Native Plants 101: Get Started with Native Plants for Sustainable Gardens

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 10:00 am If you are new to native plant gardening, here’s the perfect introduction to landscaping with California native plants. Lucy Warren will teach you the ABCs of creating beautiful, evergreen, low water, low maintenance landscapes that are beautiful year round. Discover how and why California natives are different from […]

Here’s What’s Trending: Valuable New Plants for Changing California Gardens

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:00 am Join Nicholas Staddon, an unabashed plant fanatic, as he navigates us through a cornucopia of regional appropriate plants for our southern California gardens, both in-ground and container plantings. He always has a firm eye on the environment and will suggest plants and habitat that support the wildlife struggling […]

Sharing the Earth: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm One of the joys of gardening is creating a beautiful, natural space that you, your family and the local birds, butterflies and other backyard wildlife can enjoy. Join National Wildlife Federation naturalist and television host David Mizejewski for a fun and informative talk on creating wildlife habitat gardens. […]

Tomatomania! How to Grow The Best Tomatoes Ever!

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm Maybe you’ve been growing tomatoes for years but keep running into troubles. Or perhaps you started a new edible garden in 2020 and realize there’s a learning curve – especially when it comes to growing great tomatoes! Join Scott Daigre to learn all the basics and get some […]

Go With the Mow: Technology, Tools and Tips for Making Yard Work Easier

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm Tiger Palafox with ECO Gardeners knows tools, and knows how using the right tool for each chore can really ease landscape maintenance. He will give you tips on using technology, tools and techniques to make your time working in the yard less than the time enjoying your yard. […]

Coming Attractions: Exciting New Plant Varieties for Resilient Gardens

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm Janet Sluis spends her time with test trials of all kinds of plants for low water gardens, so you don’t have to. Discover many plants that have had proven success in the Sunset Western Garden Collection test gardens. These are plants with many positive virtues; low water landscapes […]

Plan Ahead: Designing with Water Wise California Native Plants

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm California’s native plants offer nearly limitless uses in your residential garden, from creating wildlife-attracting, naturalistic landscapes to cottage, contemporary or traditional style spaces. Santa Barbara Landscape Architect Billy Goodnick will outline the steps professional designers use to assure that the finished garden is beautiful, useful, and sustainable. His […]

Cocktails and Crafts: Stylish DIY Succulent Heart Wreaths!

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm Invite your friends, pour a few cocktails, and enjoy a fun hour with Jessica Cain making your own succulent heart wreath! In this exclusive virtual workshop, learn to make a succulent wreath from a wire heart form. Succulent wreaths are perfect for any season, holiday, décor and gifts […]

Happy Houseplants 101: Tips for Indoor Gardening Success

Friday, January 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm “Interior gardening” is high on everyone’s stay-at-home need to help create a more soul soothing and healthy environment. Whether you are just getting started on bringing nature inside with houseplants or you are well into succumbing to creating an urban jungle, Jeff Robbins and Ari Tenenbaum will help […]

Perfect Pairing: Arts and Crafts Style Meets Sustainability for Sanctuary Gardens

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00am John Beaudry will share insights he has learned over forty years of designing gardens, influenced by Arts and Crafts style, and grounded in sustainable practices. It is here, in the rhythms of the natural world, where we find connection to our true nature. The principles of Arts and Crafts […]

Fearless Gardening: Be Bold, Break the Rules and Grow What You Love

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:00am Too often gardening advice comes in the form of rules: do this, don’t do that, plant this, don’t plant that. This can stifle creativity and personal expression, resulting in a garden that feels impersonal and generic. Fearless Gardening is a call to arms; urging gardeners to be bold, break […]

Fresh Start: Starting and Maintaining A Thriving Organic Vegetable Garden

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 12:00pm A great many people began an adventure in edible gardening when they found themselves quarantined at home. They also discovered a lot of disappointments along the way. One great thing about edible gardens is you get a fresh start every year! Eating local and growing your own fresh food […]

Houseplants: The New Garden Obsession Bringing Nature Indoors

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 1:00pm Are you ready to buy a houseplant but are unsure if you have a “green thumb”? Are you afraid you won’t be able to keep it alive? Everyone can cultivate a green thumb by paying attention to what their plants are telling them. In this seminar, brought to you […]

The Less is More Garden: Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2:00pm Author of the award-winning The Less is More Garden, Big Ideas for Your Small Yard, California Bay Area landscape designer Susan Morrison is passionate about gardens large and small. In addition to writing articles and presenting talks on design to garden enthusiasts all over the country, she has shared […]

Botanical Beauties: A Native Plant for Every Spot in the Garden

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:00pm Pamela Berstler brings you the secret professional landscape designers know – that there are thousands of California native plants uniquely adapted to our climate, soils, and water scarcity which are right at home in Southern California home landscapes. This curated short list of botanical beauties will add color, structure, […]

Succulent Success: Simplify Your Yard with Sensational Succulents

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:00pm If you jumped on the succulent train a few years back, only to be disappointed, this is the seminar for you! Succulents can help you garden smarter, not harder. These fleshy-leaved plants are the secret to easy, colorful and carefree gardens in mild, low-rainfall climates. With Debra’s expert guidance, […]

The Squish Factor: Designing Abundant Containers

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 5:00pm Do your container gardens fizzle out mid-summer? Are you confident that your combinations will look fabulous, or fearful they will become a tangled mess? Join professional designer Karen Chapman as she shares the tips and tricks of the trade to creating lush, dramatic container gardens. Glean inspiration for putting […]

Taming the Indoors Urban Jungle: Designing with Houseplants

Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 6:00pm Experience joy on this inspiring plant-filled journey throughout the home. From a tiny desktop to an entire room, learn from Baylor Chapman how to add suitable plants to strike a mood and portray your personality. Discover the benefits of houseplants and how they enhance our well-being. Empower the art […]