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March 2018

Designing with Succulents

March 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Debra Lee Baldwin – Author Debra Lee Baldwin has completely updated her popular book, Designing With Succulents, and shares her new insights and revelations.    

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Africa Rocks Plants

March 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Stephanie Shigamatsu – Tour the newest San Diego Zoo exhibit "Africa Rocks" and all the fantastic habitats and plants with curator Stephanie Shigematsu.  Learn about how the largest project in Zoo history was built and showcases some of the Zoo's world class botanical collection.

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Tropical Looking Landscapes with Low Water Plants

March 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Tony Gurnoe – Horticulture manager for San Diego Botanic Garden shares tropical looking plants for your garden which use far less water.

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How to Hire a Landscape Professional

March 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Shellene Mueller – How do you know whether you need a Landscape Architect, Landscape Contractor or Landscape Designer for your landscape installation or update? Learn how to hire the right professional for the job.

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The Drought Defying California Garden

March 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Greg Rubin – The perfect solution for local landscapes and drought conditions has been determined by Mother Nature, but we need to learn how to listen to her lessons to create beautiful spaces.

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Designing with Succulents

March 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Debra Lee Baldwin – Author Debra Lee Baldwin has completely updated her popular book, Designing With Succulents, and shares her new insights and revelations.

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Beautiful Landscapes with Far Less Water

March 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Lynlee Austell – Lynlee will demonstrate sustainability techniques for your landscape to save time, money and habitat while practicing conscientious stewardship of our environment by applying  just the right amount of water with beautiful plants.

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Carefree, Colorful California Gardens

March 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Linda Bresler – Succulents are all the craze but there are many beautiful plants that can be combined with succulents for a gorgeous easy-care garden.

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Tropical Looking Landscapes with Low Water Plants

March 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Tony Gurnoe – Horticulture manager for San Diego Botanic Garden shares tropical looking plants for your garden which use far less water.

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Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden

March 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Marcia Van Loy – Create beauty and habitat in your garden using the right plants to attract birds, hummingbirds and butterflies. Click here to view her bio.

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The Drought Defying California Garden

March 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Greg Rubin – The perfect solution for local landscapes and drought conditions has been determined by Mother Nature, but we need to learn how to listen to her lessons to create beautiful spaces.

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Hot Colors Dry Gardens

March 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Nan Sterman – A Growing Passion star and author Nan Sterman shares gardening information from her newest book to help you create color in your low water garden.

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Spring Veggies and Tomatoes

March 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Roy Wilburn – Farmer Roy brings professional tips and techniques to help you grow your best vegetables and tomatoes ever! Click here to read his bio.

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Carefree, Colorful California Gardens

March 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Linda Bresler – Succulents are all the craze but there are many beautiful plants that can be combined with succulents for a gorgeous easy-care garden.

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Fruit Trees for Southern California: Selection and Care

March 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Greg Alder – Choosing the best fruit trees for your yard and its microclimates here in Southern California, and then watering, fertilizing, and pruning the trees for health and fruitfulness.

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Spice Up Your Life with Home Grown Herbs

March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Nan Sterman – Fresh herbs are a great addition to your garden and kitchen. Learn about great herbs for San Diego gardens and pot one up to take home.

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Designing for Small Garden Spaces

March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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Roxy Kim-Perez – Not every landscape is large. Learn how to design for the patio garden including beautiful containers.

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March 2019

Success with Succulents

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CA United States

Debra Lee Baldwin – Author Debra Lee Baldwin shares insights on selection, using and caring for succulents. She will have her popular books on succulents available for sale and signing both before and after her presentation.

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Hire the RIGHT Landscape Professional and Save Money

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CA United States

Steve Harbour – Are you embarking on a new landscape project but don’t know where to start?  Join us as Landscape Consultant Designer Steve Harbour discusses the necessary steps homeowners need to take to ensure their projects turn out successfully. Steve will discuss hiring the right design and installation professionals, what to expect as the process unfolds, what materials and services cost, and the best way to keep your project within budget. Steve will have his books available for sale and…

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Garden Up with Low Water Hanging Plants

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CA United States

Tony Gurnoe – Tony will be describing and demonstrating how gardeners can take advantage of the natural growing habits of epiphytic plants to add interest and dimension to their landscapes without a lot of additional water or work. This presentation will include a brief description of orchids, bromeliads, aroids and other plants that can grow without soil. I’ll also touch on substrates suitable for this type of mounting, and include a demonstration of how to setup and care for hanging…

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Create a Pollinator Sanctuary with Solitary Native Bees

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CA United States

Candace Vanderhoff – There are 20,000 species of native bees in the world, 97% of these are solitary, do not sting or make honey, but are super pollinators. Come learn how you can invite these gentle bees to your garden with flowers, water and a native bee shelter. Candace Vanderhoff the founder of SoloBee, a local bee shelter manufacturing company will share how she began inviting bees to her San Diego garden and how you can too.

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California Native Landscaping

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CA United States

Greg Rubin The perfect solution for local landscapes and drought conditions has been determined by Mother Nature, but we need to learn how to listen to her lessons to create beautiful spaces. Greg and his co-author, Lucy Warren, will have their popular books on California native landscaping available for sale and signing after his presentation.

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Success with Succulents

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA United States

Debra Lee Baldwin – Debra Lee Baldwin – Author Debra Lee Baldwin shares insights on selection, using and caring for succulents. She will have her popular books on succulents available for sale and signing both before and after her presentation.

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Spice Up Your Life with Herbs

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CA United States

Nan Sterman – Fresh herbs are a great addition to your garden and kitchen. Learn how to grow great herbs in our San Diego gardens and pot some up to take home. Nan will have copies of her popular gardening books available for sale and signing after her presentation.

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Carefree, Colorful California Gardens

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CA United States

Linda Bresler – Succulents are all the craze but there are many beautiful plants that can be combined with succulents for a gorgeous easy-care garden. Linda will share and talk about many colorful low water plants that are perfect for San Diego gardens.

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Soft Succulents

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CA United States

Jeff Moore – There are many types of succulents, but many garden and collector favorites are the non-spiny ones, including aeoniums, echeverias, kalanchoes, sedums, crassulas, etc .  Jeff will show them in containers and combinations, talk about care and feeding and answer questions. Jeff will have his book available for sale and signing after his presentation. He will likely bring a few plants to sell, as well.

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Spring and Summer Fruit Tree Care

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CA United States

Tom Del Hotal – Tom will be giving recommendations for what is needed to bring the most juicy and delicious fruit from your garden to your table for the upcoming season.  Tips on watering, fertilizing, fruit thinning, pest control and harvesting will be discussed.

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California Native Landscaping

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CA United States

Greg Rubin – The perfect solution for local landscapes and drought conditions has been determined by Mother Nature, but we need to learn how to listen to her lessons to create beautiful spaces. Greg and his co-author, Lucy Warren, will have their popular books on California native landscaping available for sale and signing after his presentation.

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Palms for San Diego

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA United States

Gregg Opgenorth – Everyone loves palms. Gregg will talk about the best palms for your landscape, both familiar ones and exciting new ones just coming into the trade. He will also touch on ones to avoid as new pests invade our area.  

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Spice Up Your Life with Herbs

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CA United States

Nan Sterman – Fresh herbs are a great addition to your garden and kitchen. Learn how to grow great herbs in our San Diego gardens and pot some up to take home. Nan will have copies of her popular gardening books available for sale and signing after her presentation.

Find out more »

Carefree, Colorful California Gardens

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CA United States

Linda Bresler – Succulents are all the craze but there are many beautiful plants that can be combined with succulents for a gorgeous easy-care garden. Linda will share and talk about many colorful low water plants that are perfect for San Diego gardens.

Find out more »

Garden Up with Low Water Hanging Plants

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CA United States

Tony Gurnoe – Tony will be describing and demonstrating how gardeners can take advantage of the natural growing habits of epiphytic plants to add interest and dimension to their landscapes without a lot of additional water or work. This presentation will include a brief description of orchids, bromeliads, aroids and other plants that can grow without soil. I’ll also touch on substrates suitable for this type of mounting, and include a demonstration of how to setup and care for hanging…

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Tomatoes –The King of the Spring!

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CA United States

Roy Wilburn – Learn as Farmer Roy discusses the different types and varieties of tomatoes to plant in your spring garden. Get tips on how to seed, plant, prep your soil, water, fertilize, control pests and perform cultural practices to grow the tastiest treats from your organic garden.  

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