You are here

Wild in the Garden-Gardening with CA Native Plants

Location: 
classrooma
Instructor: Constance M. Vadheim, Adj. Professor of Biology, CSUDH.
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16
Cost:  $50 members/$55 non-members
 

Course description: California native plants can add beauty and interest to the home garden.  They can also be used to make your garden more water-wise and appealing to birds, butterflies and other creatures.  This class introduces the intermediate or advanced gardener to selected topics in gardening with S. California native plants.  Each class session illustrates a gardening concept, using native plants suitable for South Bay Gardens. The class will focus on – but not be limited to - plants native to western Los Angeles county and the Palos Verdes peninsula.  Relevant plant lists and plant information sheets will be provided for each class session.  

Experience Level:  Intermediate or advanced gardener.  Students should have a basic understanding of soils, mulches, light and basic gardening methods/techniques.

6 sessions: Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.   See below for dates and topics.

 

Class

Date

Topic

1

1/12/11

Planning With a Wild Heart: Water Zone Gardening: Using the ‘Water Zone’ Concept in Designing and Maintaining your Garden

2

1/19/11

Beyond the Lawn: Designing and Growing a Water-wise Native ‘Lawn’

3

1/26/11

Sunshine & Sunflowers: Growing Native Wildflowers from Seed

4

2/2/11

Containers, Cans & Pots: Container Gardening with CA Native Plants

5

2/16/11

The Flight of Butterflies:Gardening to Attract Butterflies

6

2/23/11

A Shimmer of Silver:Using Plants with Silver-White Foliage

 

 

Event Category: