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Balboa Park, Casa del Prado, Room 101.
 
         
 
 
 
 
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April 2017 Program
 
 
Speaker

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
 
Hartmanthus pergamentaceus
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.
 
Hartmanthus pergamentaceus 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 at dusk.
 
11:00 AM Pre-Meeting Workshop
Grafting - by Mark Fryer
12:30 PM 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  92028
(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)