2019 Seminar Schedule at a glance

FRIDAY, March 1

12:00 Debra Lee BaldwinSuccess with Succulents
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
1:00 Steve HarbourHire the RIGHT Landscape Professional and Save Money
Are you embarking 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 signing after his presentation.
2:00 Tony GurnoeGarden Up with Low Water Hanging Plants
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 planters.
3:00 Candace VanderhoffCreate a Pollinator Sanctuary with Solitary Native Bees
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.
4:00 Greg RubinCalifornia Native Landscapes
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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SATURDAY, March 2

11:00 Debra Lee BaldwinSuccess with Succulents
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.
12:00 Nan StermanSpice Up Your Life with Herbs
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.
1:00 Linda BreslerCarefree, Colorful California Gardens
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.
2:00 Jeff MooreSoft Succulents
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.
3:00 Tom Del HotalSpring and Summer Fruit Tree Care
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.
4:00 Greg RubinCalifornia Native Landscapes
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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SUNDAY, March 3

11:00 Gregg OpgenorthPalms for San Diego
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.
12:00 Nan StermanSpice Up Your Garden with Herbs
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.
1:00 Linda BreslerCarefree, Colorful California Gardens
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.
2:00 Tony GurnoeGarden Up with Low Water Hanging Plants
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 planters.
3:00 Roy WilburnTomatoes – The King of the Spring!
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.