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Designing Your Garden with California Native Plants (202-220)

Thu, Oct 5, 7:30pm

Cosponsored San Francisco Botanical Garden Society

6:00-7:15 pm, Plant Identification Workshop:

Leader: Kirra Swenerton (Presidio Native Plant Nursery Seed Collection Manager)

Liz Parsons will inaugurate our fall planting season with a program about the many uses of California native plants in your garden. Whether you have a formal or an informal garden, native plants have a role to play in its design. Learn about the trees, shrubs, and perennials that make up California’s native plant palette. This program will be a prelude to the CNPS Milo Baker Chapter (Sonoma County) plant sale October 14, as well as our YBC plant sale on November 2. Liz will bring examples of plants that will be available at the Milo Baker sale and will tell us about their habits and culture. She has also prepared a list of “California Natives for the Landscape” arranged by size and cultural needs. Liz is a very knowledgeable and engaging speaker with much to share. A native of Illinois, as son as she moved to California she began to study her new surroundings. She has been coordinator for the Milo Baker Chapter plant sale for more than 25 years, during which time she has become well-acquainted with the native plants that do well in the Bay Area. Her garden in Kenwood is filled with California natives and compatible drought tolerant plants, many grown from cuttings and seeds that she started herself. CNPS has been an important part of her education and she has enjoyed sharing her knowledge by writing and speaking about our wonderful California flora. She has written articles on native plants for the California Horticultural Society Newsletter, the Kenwood Press, and the newsletter of the Milo Baker Chapter. Her annual talk on the wildflowers of Sonoma County at her local library is very popular. Liz is currently co-president of the Milo Baker Chapter and its representative to the Chapter Council. She received the well-deserved high honor of being named a Fellow of the California Native Plant Society in 2004.

 
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Notes Thu, Oct 5, 7:30pm  
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