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Beautiful Palms for Bay Area Gardens (212-1800)
with Jason Dewees

Sat, Jan 23, 9:00am--12:00pm

Jason Dewees, palm expert at Flora Grubb Gardens and longtime SFBG volunteer, discusses unusual palms that can introduce new beauty into your garden.

Though only five common species dominate palm plantings in the Bay Area, nearly two hundred species of palms can be grown in varied local microclimates, ranging from tiny understory plants and bamboo-like shrubs to towering landmark trees. Some of these species are uniquely adapted to our mild, cool-summer climate, and are the envy of gardeners in hotter climates.

Come explore the many contributions that palms can make in your garden: light; animated, acoustically pleasing canopy; bold, architectural foliage; quick, dramatic vertical effects, informal hedges; understory in moist or dry shade; keynotes for containers; as well as fascinating flowers, fruit, foliage, color and texture for floral design and near-scale appreciation.

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Instructor Jason Dewees
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO members $25.00; nonmembers $30.00 
Notes Sat, Jan 23, 9:00am--12:00pm  
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