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The New Normal: Strategies for Successful Gardens in a State of Drought and Fire Jeff Chemnick, Denise Knapp, Paul Mills
Here in Santa Barbara where we are able to grow more plants than gardeners in other places, we still have a lot to learn. Since the Thomas Fire it is clearer than ever that drought and fire are significant factors here.
Successful gardens involve more than just buying a few cool plants and putting them where they might look good. Good soil preparation, thoughtful siting, and grouping plants together by their water needs are all necessary.
The knowledgeable people in this small panel will tell us what they have learned to help us grow healthy and resilient gardens.
Progress on Building the Ventura Botanical Gardens and Recovery from the Thomas Fire
Inviting California to Dinner: Bringing California native plant foods into your life and the future of native plant agriculture
Locally grown foods and low-water landscaping are all the rage right now, but a quick trip to farmers market or a local nursery will showcase almost no California native plants. What if, among the more than 6,000 plants native to California, hundreds were not only edible, easy to use and delicious, but extremely low-water as well? This one of a kind presentation, led by native food enthusiast Antonio Sanchez, discusses the ancient and emerging field of California native foods and their cultivation.
The Santa Barbara County
Annual Potluck, Installation of Officers
and the Bouquet of the Year Award
will be held on January 3rd, 6:30pm
at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
on the corner of Foothill and La Cumbre Road
Speaker: Paul Mills:
“Building Botanical Bridges-
The Fascinating Flora of Cuba”
Joint Meeting with California Rare Fruit Growers
Speaker: Larry Saltzman
Best Bare Root Fruit Trees for Santa Barbara
In December and January local nurseries sell apples, pears, stone fruit, mulberries and figs while the trees are dormant. Larry Saltzman, President of the Channel Islands Chapter of California Rare Fruit Growers, will describe some of the most productive and beautiful fruit trees you can plant in our region. He will also list Central Coast Nurseries from Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties where you can buy fruit trees.
Fall Plant Forum
Mike Tully, Terra Sol Garden Center
Randy Baldwin, San Marcos Growers
Bruce Reed, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
This is a traditional Horticultural Society event involving commercial growers and retailers and is designed to give our members an idea of what’s available for fall planting - new, hot, and flying-under-the-radar oldies. This is the best time to plant drought-tolerant perennials (especially natives!), pull your weeds, and add compost to your beds. Come to the meeting prepared to be inspired!
Saturday, September 23rd 10:00am-3:00pm
Located at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on the corner of Foothill and La Cumbre Road Santa Barbara, CA
Admission and parking for the Annual Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society Plant Sale are free and open to the public.
Specialty Vendors attending and hundreds of member-grown plant varieties and related items are offered for sale.
Raffle table of specimen plants and other items.