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June 2020

(webinar) Basic Design Principles- Planting Summer Texture (Part 2- Care & Maintenance)

Saturday, June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Taking care of prickly plants can be daunting.  Join Cricket Riley to learn about common pests, pruning techniques, fertilization, watering and other considerations for the agaves, cacti and yucca in your garden.

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July 2020

(video & webinar) Soil Basics

Wednesday, July 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
$20 – $25

Join Walker Young for a virtual lecture to learn about the content of soil, our recommendations for the perfect ratio of materials, and the care that your soil needs in order to keep your plants healthy and happy. 

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(webinar) Curator’s Highlight- Agave (subenus Agave)

Saturday, July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Join Brian Kemble for this Agave webinar focusing on the subgenus Agave.  Many of the photos feature plants at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, as well as spectacular photos of plants in habitat taken over many years on many different trips.

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(webinar) Basic Design Principles- Color Theory

Saturday, July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Bringing color to your garden isn’t just about blooms.  Combining plants that compliment and play off each other brings energy and interest to your garden year-round.  Learn about general color theory basics, look at examples of color theory in practice and about some great water-wise plant combinations. 

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August 2020

Curator’s Highlight- Agave (subgenus Littaea)

Saturday, August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Join Brian Kemble, long-time RBG Curator, for a webinar that will highlight Agave (subgenus Littaea) species that lack floral branches, including favorites such as Agave victoriae-reginae and Agave utahensis.

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(Video & Webinar) Pruning Trees

Wednesday, August 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
$20 – $25

Learn proper pruning techniques in an informative virtual lecture with Walker Young, Assistant Curator, as he demonstrates and lectures in the Garden.

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(Webinar) Ethnobotany of Succulents

Saturday, August 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Join Deepa Natarajan to learn about the fascinating relationships between people and succulent plants from around the world.

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September 2020

(Webinar) Basic Design Principles- Prep & Planting Your Fall Garden

Saturday, September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15
pruning yarrow

In our Mediterranean climate, autumn is an excellent time to plant in your garden.  Join Cricket Riley to learn about the important prep for your garden before the winter rains begin and what plants you can incorporate into your garden this fall.

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(Webinar) Basic Botany

Saturday, September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Botany is full of technical terms and Latin or Greek names, which can be like a thicket that's hard to penetrate.  Join Brian Kemble for a session to help shed some light on all this, with clear explanations of the parts of a flower, the meanings of Latin prefixes and suffixes often seen in plant names, and other helpful insights.

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(Webinar) Basic Design Principles- Gardening with Euphorbia Plants

Saturday, September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $15

Plants in the Euphorbiaceae family are wonderful specimen that are low maintenance (and typically deer resistance!) and it comes in a wide variety of shapes and colors that make it an essential element for a water-wise garden.  Learn about best planting practices, how to make design decisions and dependable selections you can incorporate in your garden right now.

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