Take a look at the following free talks –
thanks ~~Arvind Kumar~~
- Dec 12 in Milpitas
- Dec 13 in Cupertino !! very popular seed + cutting exchange !!
- Dec 18 in San Jose
Join in the fun, friendship and knowledge ~ Details below:
Maintaining Your Native Garden, a lecture and reading by Helen Popper
Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 PM,
This lecture is our twelfth and final in our 12-part
Designing Your Native Plant Garden series and we are
delighted to have it focus on a book about maintaining your
native garden. The book California Native Gardening: A
Month by Month Guide begins in October, when much of
California leaves the dry season behind and prepares for its
own green “spring.” In it, Helen Popper provides detailed,
calendar-based information for both beginning and
experienced native gardeners.
Hear about each month’s gardening tasks, including
repeated tasks and those specific to each season. See
different planting and design ideas, and learn about core
gardening techniques, such as pruning, mulching, and
propagating. Helen Popper is a long-time member of our
Chapter and one of the first members of the Gardening with
Seed Exchange and Propagation Lecture, with Jean Struthers and Patricia Evans
Thu., Dec. 13, 7:00 PM,
Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, (408) 446-1677
One of our most popular events, the Exchange arrives just
in time to sow seeds, take advantage of the upcoming rain,
and ensure plenty of blooms for spring. This year we have
two presenters who will give you plenty of tips on the how,
when, why, what, and where of seed starting.
Jean Struthers leads the crew of volunteers who propagate
plants for our semi-annual plant sales, while Patricia
Evans has taught “Garden Design for Homeowners” in the
Palo Alto Adult Education program and also propagates
many plants for the CNPS sales.
Bring native plant seeds and cuttings from your garden to
show, tell and share. Also bring empty envelopes for seeds
and plastic bags for cuttings and be prepared to take some
new starts home to your own garden. The offerings range
from easy-to-grow to hard-to-find. Feel free to come even
if you don’t have any to share—there is always plenty for
Native Plants in a California Garden, a talk by Patrick Pizzo
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:00 PM,
Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, (408) 808-3000
What is unique about California native plants? Do they
make good garden subjects? Where can I see native plants
in a garden setting? What are some of the best-of-the-best
drought resistant plants? What kind of care will they need?
Where can I find or buy native plants?
Beginning and intermediate level gardeners will find
answers to all these questions and more at this talk and
slideshow by Patrick Pizzo, retired SJSU professor and the
founder of the Capitancillos Drive native plant streetscape
in San Jose. Handouts and plant lists will be available.