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Cactus & Succulent Society Public Lecture


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.     


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