At the Garden: SF Botanical Garden Society's monthly newsletter : March 3, 2009
In this Issue
Podcasts on Magnolias & Camellias
Sponsor a Bench & Make a Difference
Get in Free to the SF Flower & Garden Show
until the next plant sale!
|AT THE GARDEN BOOKSTORE
EBMUD's beautifully photographed book, Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates for the San Francisco Bay Region features more than 650 native Californian and Mediterranean plants suited to the climate and microclimates found throughout much of California and the West.
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This month, we celebrate the striking blooms of a newcomer to the Garden, Rojasianthe superba
(pronounced ROW-HAAS-E-ANTHY). Resembling a giant, white nodding sunflower, Rojasianthe was first introduced to the Botanical Garden in 2006 and has no common name. Only SFBG and UC Berkeley grow this amazing specimen outside of its native habitat of Central America's cloud forests. Look for Rojasianthe superba
in the Entry Garden and in this month's "In Bloom
" feature, complete with photos, a plant profile and exact locations.
From the Executive Director
Dear Friends and Members of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society,
If you have been reading the local newspapers carefully over the past few weeks, you will have seen, in articles about the City's budget shortfalls, parenthetical notice of the prospect of the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department instituting an admission fee – for the first time – at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. For this concept, we are asking your support…
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Magnolia & Camellia Podcasts
Magnolias are thought to be one of the earliest flowering plants. San Francisco Botanical Garden docent Maggie McDowell shares her knowledge of these beautiful and ancient plants.
Did you know that many of the teas we drink come from camellias? Find out more about this plant from Barbara Tuffli, past president of the American Camellia Society and current volunteer in the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Come take a listen and subscribe! >>
Wildflowers of the Monterey Peninsula
Together with field botanist Glenn Keator, explore the restored dunes in Marina, hike into Huckleberry Preserve--home of the rare Gowen cypress, travel into the redwoods in Big Basin State Park, and enjoy the amazing coastlands at Pt. Lobos State Reserve.
Sponsor a Bench and Make a Difference
When you sponsor a bench in honor of an anniversary, birth, or loved one, your visits to the Garden become more personal – connecting you to the City and the memories you have shared here. By commemorating a bench you'll be preserving the legacy of a living museum – this piece of San Francisco history. Funds raised by your gift will allow the much-loved Garden to continue to grow and flourish, all while providing you with a physical place to celebrate a loved one, friend, or life event. Please contact Heidi Wohlwend at (415) 661-1316 ext. 304. Or email: email@example.com for more information.