Rising from bright green foliage on tall chocolate purple stems, the flowers of Salvia gesneraeflora
sport an almost electric shade of scarlet orange. The vivid color combination of this shrub provides a strong focal point in the spring garden, attracting honeybees, hummingbirds and humans alike. Salvia gesneraeflora
can be found throughout the Meso-American Cloud Forest and in this month's In Bloom
feature, complete with photos, a plant profile and exact locations.
From the Executive Director
In April, the SF Botanical Garden Society and Botanical Garden Director Brent Dennis hosted the 90th birthday celebration of Save-the-Redwoods League, and it was an honor and a privilege to do so. This venerable institution has been doing some very heavy lifting for a very long time…
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Cocktails at Bloomingdales
On April 17, over 70 members of the SFBGS community gathered at a blackberry-themed cocktail party hosted by Bloomingdale’s and Lalique. Brent Dennis proved that he is master not only of Garden direction, but also floral design in the finest French crystal. A percentage of sales during the event benefited SFBGS.
Special thanks to:
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National Arbor Day Celebration
Students plant an Arucaria with the help of SFBGS Associate Director of Youth Education, Annette Huddle, and Juan Carrasco and Bill Van Horbek, arborists from Bartlett Tree Experts.
SFBGS Business Partner Bartlett Tree Experts and the Society hosted more than 40 enthusiastic 2nd and 3rd graders from New Traditions Elementary School for an Arbor Day event on April 24. A tree planting (an Araucaria), tree-trimming demonstration and presentation by an arborist was complemented by snacks, tree crafts and a presentation of Bartlett's Jr. Arborist stickers.
Save the Date, Save the Environment
Supporting our efforts to be as environmentally responsible as possible, we have decided to send email invitations to our quarterly membership events, After-hours Aperitifs, instead of postcards.
Watch your inbox for reminders to attend these lively gatherings
Next After-Hours Aperitifs: June 26 (RSVP by June 23)
2008 Schedule and full details >>