November fully loaded

Posted on | October 27, 2010 | No Comments

November dry garden events for Southern California are finally online here. Events include expert tutorials on native plant garden design in Santa Monica, Sun Valley and San Diego. (Run, don’t walk, to the Theodore Payne Foundation to book a place in Susanne Jett’s course — she designed Garden/garden for the City of Santa Monica.) There will be talks by Jessica Hall of LA Creek Freak on stream restoration, Ellen Mackey of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on stormwater diversion* and Lili Singer of the Theodore Payne Foundation on native plant horticulture. There are plenty of restoration projects and, for those less enamored by the wild and more rapt by exotica, a new CEO will be talking about the future of The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. For native plant lovers, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden will be having its fall plant sale. Afflicted by a sudden bout of common sense, as of November 10th, Rancho’s new west side Grow Native Nursery will finally be open on weekends. Hooray! There are too many good bird events to single one out. Enjoy.

*An earlier version of this post mentioned a talk by Drew Ready on gardening in sympathy with the local watershed. It has been postponed.


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