Archive for January, 2009

January General Meeting – Botanic Garden Fun

January 9, 2009

In this Email:

  1. General Meeting, January 15, 2009
  2. Save the Date:  Growing Native Symposium, March 28, 2009
  3. Photo Workshop, January 31, 2009

1.  General Meeting, January 15, 2009

LOCATION and TIME of meeting:

Duck Club, Riparian View Way, Irvine, (see for directions)

Doors open at 6:45 pm, Circumvistas allenii at 7:15, Main program at 7:30 pm 

From the Islands to the Deserts; a Little Botanic Garden Fun

Speaker:  Chris Barnhill

The Arboretum at Cal State Fullerton has recently added two creative and fascinating gardens:  an Island Garden and a Mojave Desert garden.  The Island Garden is now 4 years old and a creative masterpiece with huge boulders, scree, and imaginative plant placement throughout.  The Mojave Garden is the newest baby, complete with more giant rocks and a lovely desert wash soon to be bursting with wildflowers.

Giant machines, delicate plants and Chris hanging from a 70-foot crane – what great reasons to join us for the fun evening of botanic garden intrigue!  Chris Barnhill, Curator of Living Collections at the Fullerton Arboretum, will talk about the ideas behind the gardens, development and construction hurdles, and the California native plants found in these two very different spaces.

Taking your CAT for a walk...

Taking your CAT for a walk...

Before the main speaker at 7:30pm, Bob Allen has his 15 minutes of fame at 7:15 when he presents Circumvistas allenii, or Bob’s Look-Around.  We hope to see you there!

2. Save the Date:  1st Annual Growing Native Symposium, March 28, 2009

Expert speakers will discuss practical issues regarding choosing, designing, growing and maintaining natives in the garden.  This one-day conference is designed to help homeowners and landscapers become more knowledgeable and comfortable using natives in residential or small commercial landscapes.

The event will be held at Golden West College, and will include lunch and an afternoon tour of the GWC California Native Garden highlighting design and maintenance aspects.  Speakers include Bart O’Brien of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Debbie Evans of Tree of Life Nursery, Dan Songster of Golden West College Native Garden….and more!  Cost will be $35 for CNPS members and $45 for non-members.  Look for more information soon via mail and email!

3. Photo Workshop

January 24 is sold out, but a few spaces remain for the January 31, 2009 sessions.  Don’t miss this chance to make the most of your new pocket-sized camera.  Click on the images below for a larger flyer.  Sign up now or at the general meeting:



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