Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer
FALL  2015: 8 Thursdays, September 17 – November 5
9:30am–Noon / Palm Room

$100 for the series, $20 per class / Reservations or you may pay at the door
Information and registration: 626.821.4623 or;     pre-registration required for field trips

September 17            Roots: The Real Story About Tree & Vegetable Roots with Robert Kourik They’re rather ugly, mostly invisible and nobody really understands them, yet they provide sustenance and support for all plants. A fascinating presentation for all gardeners by a legendary horticulturist and author!

September 24            Field Trip – Nursery Hopping: Bountiful Gardens & Worldwide Exotics (9:30am-12:30pm) Explore (and shop at!) two of the area’s most unique and well-loved family-run nurseries, both in nearby Lakeview Terrace.

October 1       Bulbs: From the Old World to your Garden with Tom Glavich A dedicated hobbyist, author and photographer’s colorful overview of South African and Mediterranean bulbs and related plants that thrive in Southern California. Plant sale follows.

October 8       People Waste Water…Not Plants!!! with Dennis Pittenger Practical ideas and advice from University of California environmental horticulturist and editor of the new California Master Gardener Handbook, Second Edition. Book signing follows.

October 15     How to Attract Wild Birds into your Garden with Scott Logan of Wild Wings Backyard Nature Store Wild birds add beauty, color and song to our yards and our lives, as well as some of the best organic pest control. Learn how to draw an amazing variety of birds into your personal space.

October 22     Field Trip to Winnetka Farms (10:00am-12:30pm) – An autumn morning amongst chickens, ducks, fruit trees and heirloom edibles in a [sub]urban, sustainable organic farmstead in the west San Fernando Valley.

October 29     Water Harvesting in Dry Times with Marilee Kuhlmann Discover time-tested and new solutions for harvesting rain, including current legal uses for collected water, from an acclaimed local garden designer.

November 5   Going to Extremes: Gardening in Tough Places with Lili Singer A horticulturist’s gallery of common and less-known plants for heat, shade, heavy soils, steep slopes and wet spots, plus tips for gardening in difficult situations.    


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