Desert Accent Plants for the Southern California Garden
Speakers: Paul Ortega and SCBG Superintendent Tanya Finney
Paul Ortega is a native Californian who has resided in Palm Springs since 2001. He was drawn to the Palm Spring area to pursue his dream of opening a retail nursery specializing in desert and desert-adapted plants. After studying at College of the Desert and Living Desert University he worked at the nursery at The Living Desert. Paul has since developed his nursery: Desert Garden Center, LLC. He also teaches at Living Desert University, does guest speaking throughout southern California, is co-founder and current chair of the Desert Horticultural Society.
After Paul speaks, SCBG Superintendent, Tanya Finney will speak about our Desert Garden and lead a tour to see the garden and the new Display Greenhouse.
Ideal for garden borders and beds, pelargonium are easy to propagate. Preferring full sun they flower from spring through summer. Learn about the various species of geranium and their close cousin pelargonium. Lecture will be taught by members of the geranium society, so the experts will be on hand to answer any questions you have about this popular house and garden plant. Lecture is included with paid garden admission.