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(Webinar) Curator’s Spotlight- Yuccas
Saturday, May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am$10 – $15
Please note that this will be a live, webinar workshop (offered via Zoom) and not a lecture at the garden. After registration (see below), you will receiver further instructions from the Program Coordinator prior to the workshop date. Registration will close on 23 May 2020 at 8am.
Yuccas are widely grown for their panicles of creamy-white flowers and their attractive rosettes of sword-like leaves. In nature, the species are found in the southern part of the U.S. and throughout Mexico, with a few extending southward into Central America. Some of them are stemless rosettes of stiffly radiating leaves, while others develop trunks and become tree-like (a well-known example is the Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia). We have some very large Yucca specimens at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, and they are key contributors to the garden’s look. In this webinar, we will look at various species and their extraordinary flowers, with photos of plants in habitat as well as here at the garden.
Join Brian Kemble, long-time curator (who just celebrated his 40th year at the garden) for this special presentation.