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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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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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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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March 2019

Hire the RIGHT Landscape Professional and Save Money

March 1, 2019 @ 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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March 2020

San Diego Botanic Garden Plants You Can Grow at Home

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CA United States

Jeremy Bugarchich – Curator, San Diego Botanic Garden The San Diego Botanic Garden has the ability to grow a wide diversity of plants outside and in ground that other gardens struggle to grow. Because of our proven diversity, Jeremy will describe and show unusual and uncommon plants the San Diego home gardener can grow in their backyards. Unique plants that are easier than many people think!

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Top Succulents for Colorful, Carefree Gardens

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CA United States

Debra Lee Baldwin – Bestselling Author, Succulent Expert Debra explains how to grow and care for succulents that look great year-round with minimal care. For a yard, landscape, container or garden bed that’s as practical as it is beautiful, just add top dressing and you’re done!

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Plants, Creativity and Wellness

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CA United States

Rachael Cohen – Creator/Owner of Infinite Succulent, Author Could the recent popularity of houseplants, gardening and planted art be not just a style trend, but a realization of how much better plants (and Nature) make us feel? Join Rachael as she highlights health and wellness benefits of gardening, plant-care and creativity. Rachael will share her personal story of how creating planted art transformed her life and demonstrate one of the living crafts from her book.

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Unique Trees of San Diego

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CA United States

Magen Shaw – Horticulturist, City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department Learn about unique and rare trees which grow in San Diego. Many are rare or not readily available in production.

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California Native Landscaping

March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CA United States

Greg Rubin – Founder and Owner of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. Learn what is so special about California native plants and how to design, plant and grow them in your home landscape.

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Raise Your Vegetables In Bed

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nan Sterman – Creator and Star of A Growing Passion, Author Grow more per square foot, with less water, less back stress, fewer pest problems and an extended growing season, even in the worst soil in the world by growing vegetables in a raised bed. Nan presents examples of raised beds, including a time-proven method for easy-on-the-back (and easy for small children) wooden raised beds. Nan shares her construction diagrams, video demonstration, tips and tricks!

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Landscape Design: How Do I Begin My Project

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CA United States

David Clarke – APLD, David Clarke Design David will outline the design and installation process to help you understand the industry, determine realistic goals, and gain knowledge to help make your project a success.

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Top Succulents for Colorful, Carefree Gardens

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CA United States

Debra Lee Baldwin – Bestselling Author, Succulent Expert Debra explains how to grow and care for succulents that look great year-round with minimal care. For a yard, landscape, container or garden bed that’s as practical as it is beautiful, just add top dressing and you’re done!

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Companion Plants for Succulents

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CA United States

Linda Bresler – Landscape Designer and Licensed Landscape Contractor Learn how to mix shrubs, groundcovers, and trees with succulents to create a lush look in our southern California climate. These plants grow well in poor soil, use little water, and need no fertilizer or pruning. Linda’s favorite plants thrive in succulent-friendly places, bloom 6-12 months a year and do not lose their leaves.

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Organic Fruit Tree Care

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tyler Trimble – Home Orchard Specialist Seasonal needs for fruit trees--pruning, nutrition, effective organic disease and pest control methods, soil health, permaculture design and planting techniques, fruit tree types for your area, and more...

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California Native Landscaping

March 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CA United States

Greg Rubin – Founder and Owner of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. Learn what is so special about California native plants and how to design, plant and grow them in your home landscape.

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“Weeds” for Forage and Health

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wilbur Nowlin - Executive Director, Trees for Health Garden in Balboa Park Numerous unwanted garden plants (weeds) can be very useful and beneficial to your health. Wilbur shares the traditional benefits of several common plants which may surprise you. Rather than weeding you may find yourself harvesting them.

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Companion Plants for Succulents

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CA United States

Linda Bresler - Landscape Designer, Licensed Landscape Contractor Learn how to mix shrubs, groundcovers, and trees with succulents to create a lush look in our southern California climate. These plants grow well in poor soil, use little water, and need no fertilizer or pruning. Linda’s favorite plants thrive in succulent-friendly places, bloom 6-12 months a year and do not lose their leaves.

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Spring Veggies

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CA United States

Roy Wilburn - Horticulture Director, Cadence Living Learn all about how to start and maintain your spring vegetable garden with the best practices, best varieties and best maintenance.

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Fall in Love with Native Bees

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CA United States

Candace Vanderhoff - Owner, Solobee Native Shelters San Diego has 700 species of solitary native bees. Come learn how you can create a habitat and home for these gentle little bees.

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Organic Fruit Tree Care

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tyler “Mr. Trees” Trimble - Home Orchard Specialist Seasonal needs for fruit trees--pruning, nutrition, effective organic disease and pest control methods, soil health, permaculture design and planting techniques, fruit tree types for your area, and more...

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