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  • The New Normal: Strategies for Successful Gardens in a State of Drought and Fire Jeff Chemnick, Denise Knapp, Paul Mills
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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
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    Progress on Building the Ventura Botanical Gardens and Recovery from the Thomas Fire

    Progress on Building the Ventura Botanical Gardens and Recovery from the Thomas Fire
    Joe Cahill

  • Growing Succulents in Your Garden
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    Growing Succulents in Your Garden

    Growing Succulents in Your Garden
    Mike Tully
    • What are they?
    • Where do they come from?
    • Where do they belong?

    Mike Tully will lead us in a discussion of the dazzling diversity of succulents, their origins and how best to grow them.

  • Inviting California to Dinner: Bringing California native plant foods into your life and the future of native plant agriculture
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    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.

  • “Building Botanical Bridges- The Fascinating Flora of Cuba”
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    “Building Botanical Bridges- The Fascinating Flora of Cuba”

    The Santa Barbara County
    Horticultural Society
    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”

  • Best Bare Root Fruit Trees for Santa Barbara
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    Best Bare Root Fruit Trees for Santa Barbara

    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.

  • Compost: The Latest Scoop on Soil
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    Compost: The Latest Scoop on Soil

    Compost: The Latest Scoop on Soil
    Matt Vogel

  • Fungus Identification?

    Can edhatters identify this strange fungus?

  • Fall Plant Forum
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    Fall Plant Forum

    Fall Plant Forum
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    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!

  • Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale
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    Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale

    Plant Sale
    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.

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly
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    The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly

    The Santa Barbara County
    Horticultural Society
    August General Meeting
    will be held on August 2nd, 7:00pm
    at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
    on the corner of Foothill and La Cumbre Road

    Speaker: Frederique Lavoipierre

  • Plans for the Lotusland Japanese Garden
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    Plans for the Lotusland Japanese Garden

    The Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society June General Meetingill be held on June 7th, 7:00pm
    at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on the corner of Foothill and La Cumbre Road

    Speaker: Gwen Stauffer