In this Issue
|Neglect this drought-tolerant California native and it will reward you this Spring
with its intoxicating scent that attracts bees and butterflies in droves. With 50-60 species, Ceanothus ranges in size and color, but holds in common a scent that has dubbed it, the "California Lilac." Ceanothus can be found in the California Native Plants garden and in this month's In Bloom
feature, complete with photos, plant profile and locations.
From the Executive Director
Now that Spring is coming on surely but fitfully, let me suggest an excellent way to celebrate its arrival: Join us for the gala Opening Night Preview Party of the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. I think this event will be just as special as the Lunar New Year Flower Market we had at the Botanical Garden a few weeks ago.
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New Classes & Events
|Introduction to Herbal Medicine
Learn the principles of using plants as medicine while making your own handcrafted tincture, tea or salve.
|Trees for the Artist
Trees provide structure, scale, color, texture and overhead shade. Study shapes and canopies, foliage and fruit in this hands-on class aimed at the botanical artist.
|Botanical Drawing of Trees, Their Leaves, Seed Pods, Catkins and Cones
Use pencil, pen and ink, and ink wash to draw leaves, seed pods, catkins and cones of trees found in Golden Gate Park.
|Living Roof Demonstration and Workshop
Take a closer look at the cutting edge of practical, sustainable design.
|Cycads - Living Fossils
This beautifully illustrated program will include the challenges facing cycad growers, specifically how they propagate, germinate and grow these endangered species successfully.
TRIPS & TOURS
|Field Trip to Santa Lucia Mountains and Monterey Peninsula
Enjoy a Spring weekend getaway to the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Monterey Peninsula with field botanist Glenn Keator.
|Flora of Southeastern Switzerland - A Botanical Exploration of the Engadine Area
If fascinating alpine flora, superb cuisine and ancient, secluded villages are your style, this may be the trip for you.
Learn to use California native plants to create a great looking, water-wise garden. You'll have a chance to see the diversity of shrubs, perennials, ferns, bulbs, annuals, and trees that can be used to define any garden space. Propagation and installation of these plants will also be covered. Two field trips will give you a first-hand acquaintance with many outstanding species.
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
Opening Night Preview Party
Preview Party: March 20, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
SF Flower & Garden Show: March 21 – 25, 2007
Cow Palace, San Francisco
SFBGS is proud to be this year's beneficiary of the annual San Francisco Flower and Garden Show Preview Party Event! Please join us for the sneak peak of this year's show, sumptuous food by McCall Catering, music by steel drum ensemble "Harmonics", terrific entertainers and a martini bar generously sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka. Tickets for this event are $185.00 and benefit SFBGS. For tickets, call (415) 564-3239, ext. 303.
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Special thanks to the Opening Night Preview Party sponsors:
Special Offer Exclusive to SFBGS Members
Get in Free to the Show
The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show is known as the most cutting-edge of the top six garden shows in the world for its stunning garden displays, educational offerings and highest quality gardening products.
Find out how members can attend for FREE >>