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2014-2015 SEASON

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
BILL McNAMARA and PETER RAVEN

“ASIAN FLORA “

OCTOBER 8, 2014
BART O'BRIEN
“Your Garden: Drought, Climate Change, and Native Plants –What’s New?"

NOVEMBER 12, 2014
TOM SAUCEDA
“New Zealand Plants for Coastal California Gardens"

DECEMBER 10, 2014. Holiday Party. Members only !
RICHARD & BRACEY TIEDE
“Gardens of Morroco”
      Plus SHERRY AUSTIN BAND

JANUARY 14, 2015
SEAN HOGAN
“New Plants from Near and Far”

FEBRUARY 11, 2015
DAVID FEIX
“Bay Area Style Gardens with David Feix”

MARCH 11, 2015
PAUL DISCOE
“Fences and Gates of Japanese Gardens”

APRIL 8, 2015
GREG STARR
“Cool Plants for Hot Gardens and Agaves: Living Sculptures”

MAY 13, 2015
KATIE WONG
“Upgrade Your Garden – Download Rare Fruits”

   
  PAST PROGRAMS 2014
   
January 8 Panayoti Kelaidis
  Great gardens of Central Europe
   
February 12 Jason Martinez
  Magnificent Magnolias at San Francisco Botanic Garden
   
   
March 12 Andrew M. Sutherland
  Invasive Pest Species and the Urban Landscape: A Recipe for Disaster
   
April 9 Christy O'Hara Hearst Castle:
  The History and Design of the Gardens
   
May 8

Martin Grantham

  Ferns for the California garden
   
September Peter Raven and William McNamara
  Asian Plants
   
October Bart O'Brien
  Drought, Climate Change, and Native Plants
   
November Thomas Sauceda
  New Zealand Plants for Coastal California Gardens
   
December  
   
   
   
   
  PAST PROGRAMS 2013
   
January 9 Kathy Echols
  Garden Myths
   
February 13 Panel Discussion
  Barrie Coate and Dick Dunmire
   
   
March 13 Ernesto Sandoval
  Growing Plants In Containers and In the Ground
   
April 10 Toni Corelli
  Pigeon Point Lighthouse; Native Plant Restoration
   
May 8 Mimi Clark
  Summer into Fall; a how to Guide
   
September 11 Nicholas Staddon
Too much is Not Enough
   
October 9 Helen Popper
Maintaining Native Plants Throughout the Seasons
   
November13 Dylan Hannon
Bulbs for the California Collector
   
December 11 Robert Warren
Trees and Plants that have Changed the Bay Area
   
   

 

Past Programs 2012

   
January 11 Marcia Donahue.
  Planting Sculpture, Sculpting Plants
   
February 8 Patricia Knight
  The Botanical Obsession; Prints and Porcelain
   
February 8 REGRET CANCELLED Lucy Tolmach
  REGRET CANCELLED Let's Party with Perennials
   
March 14 Shelagh Fritz
  The Gardens of Alcatraz
   
April 11 Dr. Russell Wagner
  The Wonder of Mesembs: Ice Plants, Living Rocks, and Flowering Stones
   
May 9 Renee Shepherd
  It's a Seedy Business
   
September 12 Annie Hayes
  So You Want a Fabulous Spring Garden
   
October 10 Jeff Chemnick
  Hither and Yon In Mexico
   
November 14 JOHN VALENZUELA
  Fruit Stories; A Cultural History of Some Northern California Fruit Varieties, People and Places.
   
December 12 Holiday Party. Members only !
NANCY NORRIS
  Miniature Landscapes
   
 

 

   

 

Past Programs 2011

 

January 12
Andrea Hurd
Mallorcan Masonry: Dry Stacked Stone Walls for Beauty and Habitats.
 
February 9
Don Mahoney
The Best New Plants for Shade
 
March 9
Cliff Low
Fertilizers, Amendments, Organic, Conventional, Oh My!
Lab Testing to Decide What to Use For Improving Soil Conditions
 
April 13
Jim Dixon
Transforming the Sense of Place:
Redefining Space with Shape, Color, and Texture
 
May 11
Kristin Yanker-Hansen
Year Round Cut Flowers From the Garden
 
September 14
Bart O'Brien
Reimagining the California Lawn
 
October 12
Nan Sterman
Garden Treasures from Arid Mexico and the South West
 
November 9
Dr. Matt Ritter
Small Trees for California Gardens
 
December 14
The WHS December party, a special treat with two great programs. MEMBERS ONLY
The Sherry Austin Band; A Little Night Music
Ted Kipping's slides 
Both Sherry and Ted are WHS members
 

 

Past Programs 2010

January 13

Saxon Holt
The Aesthetics of Sustainability:
What is Good Garden Photography?
 
February 10
Kathleen Navarez
Propagation Methods

March 10

Sherri Osaka
Sustainable Landscapes
 
April 14
Deva Luna
Alternatives to Lawns
 
May 14
Kristen Yanker-Hansen
Year round Cut Flowers from the Garden
 
September 8

Katherine Greenberg
The Evolution of a Native Garden

 
October 13
Richard Merrill
Managing the Landscape and the Garden as an Ecosystem
 
November 10
C. Todd Kennedy
The Unlimited Orchard; the Finest Fruits You Can Grow
 
December 8
Jennifer Dungan     MEMBERS ONLY
Can you see my Garden from Space? Satellite Photos
 

Past Programs 2009

January 14
Ellen Zagory 
The UC Davis Arboretum: New Programs, Gardens, and Plants

February 11
Dick Dunmire
Rock Gardens and Rock Garden Plants

March 11
Jason Dewees
Palms for Central California Gardens

April 8
Rosalind Creasy
Edible Landscaping:The New American Garden

May 13
Rebecca Lance
Rock Garden Strategies for Waterwise Gardens

September 9
Bill McNamara
Plants on the Move

October 14
Robert Kourik
Roots Demystified

November 11
Patrick Anderson
Bringing Succulents into the Garden

December 9
Aaron Dillon
Nursery History

 

Past Programs 2008

January 9, 2008
Barbara Worl
Bits and Pieces of a Life in the Garden

February 13, 2008
Ernie Wasson
Foliage plants: the Backbones of the Garden

March 12, 2008
Rosemary Nightingale
See, Smell, Hear, Taste and Feel; the Herbs, the Useful Plants

April 9, 2008
Patrick Worley
Peru, a Plant Lover's Journey

May 14, 2008
Jeff Rosendale
Plants, People and Art: Putting Them All Together in a California Garden

September 10, 2008
Judith Larner Lowry
Landscaping Ideas of Jays:
the interface between ecology and art in the restoration garden

October 8, 2008
Dave Egbert
Big Ideas for Small Gardens

November 12
Ryan Hall
What's New in Cordyline and Other Great Plants for Mediterranean Gardens

December 10
Nancy Schramm

Nursery Child: Growing up at Carman's Nursery

 

Past programs 2007

January 10, 2007
Ron Parsons
The Splendor of California Wildflowers

February 14, 2007
Paul Heiple
Weeds: What Horticulturalists Find in Pandora's Box

March 14, 2007
Daisy Mah
The Gardens of William Land Park, Sacramento, California

April 11, 2007
Martin Grantham
Exploring South Africa's Western Cape for New Plant Gems

May 9, 2007
Bob Hornback
Variegated Plants: Horticulture Goes Hollywood

September 12, 2007
ANNUAL LOUISA BECK GUEST LECTURE
Carul Bornstein
California Natives for the Mixed Border

October 10,2007
Dennis Makishima
Aesthetic Pruning of Small Trees and Shrubs in the Urban Setting

November 14,2007
Tom Bessman
Innovations in Landscape Water Conservation

December 11 ,2007
Allan Ridley & Helen McKenna-Ridley
Travels on the Eight Continent; A Natural History Adventure in Madagascar

 

Past programs 2006

September 13, 2006
ANNUAL LOUISA BECK GUEST LECTURE
Nevin Smith
Life on the Wild Side: Exploring the California Outback

October 11, 2006
Andy Mariani
Stone Fruits for the Bay Area: History, Cultivation, and Varieties

November 8, 2006
Bill (William A) Grant
What is Wrong With My Roses?

December 5, 2006
HOLIDAY POTLUCK & PROGRAM AT SHOUP PARK, LOS ALTOS
Betsy Fryberger
A Taste for Citrus

 

 

 

   

 

 

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