Saturday, April 8th
Balboa Park, Casa del Prado, Room 101.
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Exceptional Plants in Habitat Near and Exotic
by Jeremy Spath
Jeremy began his plant career at the San Diego Botanic Garden.
While at the gardens, he was exposed to many different plant groups but was most attracted to succulents, cycads, bromeliads, palms
and bamboos – which, amusingly, one docent at the gardens once referred to as man plants. During this tenure, Jeremy felt an urge
to travel into the field to study the plants he loved to grow and has been hooked since the first trip. After five years of overseeing
the collections at SDBG, he left the gardens to launch his landscape company, Water's Path.
Additionally, Jeremy works for Rancho
Soledad Nursery in Rancho Santa Fe, California, overseeing seed propagation and succulent hybridization. Jeremy spends most of his
days working with plants, but is happiest in the field, since to him, nature is truly the best landscaper. Jeremy will be bringing
plants to sell at the meeting.
Plant of the Month Presentation
by Brian Kemble
Brian will be presenting about the Hartmanthus
pergamentaceus species. Brian encountered these plants in their natural environment on a recent trip to the Namibian - South African
border area. These plants are not widely grown, so remain unfamiliar, even to succulent enthusiasts.
forms a small clump as a young plant, but eventually it can grow to be a shrublet well over a foot tall, at least in some populations.
The leaves are smooth, 3-sided and pale, with the color ranging from pale milky green to silvery white, sometimes with a pinkish tinge.
The flowering season for the species is mainly in winter and early spring, with the flowers opening during the afternoon and closing
Grafting - by Mark Fryer
||New Member Orientation|
|1 - 4:00 PM
||Meeting - April Program|
Coffee In the Garden - 1
Saturday, April 15th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hosted by Wanda Mallen and Gary Vincent
3856 Cedar Vale Way, Fallbrook
(see pg. 4 of the newsletter for more information)
Coffee In the Garden - 2
Saturday, April 22nd 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hosted by Reid Hoover
17066 Tesoro Drive, Rancho Bernardo
(see pg. 4
of the newsletter for more information)