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Founded in 1963, the Western Horticultural Society is made up of horticulturists, botanists, landscape designers and architects, nursery people, students and avid gardeners. The monthly programs are designed to appeal to the dedicated plant lover.
We invite you to join our group of plant and gardening enthusiasts  

 

 
Dick at the Plant Discussion Table
The 27 Strings Bluegrass Band
 
 
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SPEAKER PROGRAM

 


Meeting starts at 6:30 pm.
Location.
Los Altos Youth Center
1 North San Antonio Road
Los Altos. CA 94022

Meetings are free to members.
Guests are welcome ! Fee $5.00

   
 
December 14, 2016
   
 

 

A Celebration of the lives of Dick & Helaine Dunmire

.....with Music by The 27 Strings

 

 

Dick was a founding member of Western Horticultural Society in 1963 and passed away in November 2014. An avid gardener, he shared plants from his garden at the monthly meetings and along with a few others was a “walking plant encyclopedia” at the meetings. After completing his Master’s in English and teaching at University of Kansas, the Dunmires returned to California in 1959. He worked at Montebello Nursery in Los Altos, which deepened his knowledge and passion for horticulture. Sunset editors would come into the nursery and after freelancing a number of articles for Sunset, they asked him to join as a staff writer and editor in 1963. Dick’s first assignment was editor of the massive 1967 Western Garden Book with the garden editor of the magazine. After the book, Dick continued on as a writer/editor and botanical/horticultural expert with the magazine until retiring in 1989, although he continued to work on all editions of the Sunset Western Garden Book through 2001. His wit, astounding recall and plant knowledge enlivened many a WHS meeting!

 

   
 

 

The 27 Strings Bluegrass Band plays traditional as well as contemporary bluegrass. They are known for their strong vocals, great harmonies, and fast-paced fiddle tunes.

This program is for Members and Guests Only


 
 

Dick’s family has generously donated books from his library which will be available for sale to benefit the Western Horticultural Society.

   
         
WHS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS
 

Hot Plants Picks 2016
[photos by Krishna Penumarti]

 

 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 

HOT PLANT LIST 2014

 

 

Western Horticultural Society
P.O. Box 60507,   Palo Alto, CA 94306

info@westernhort.org