Description: Through presentation, demonstrations and audience discussion, participants will:
- examine succulents in nature and in cultivation
- explore the science of growing succulents including: planting location; soil mixes and amendments; water; light; repotting and propagation; diseases and pests; and horticultural forms and oddities
- be encouraged to use sustainable gardening practices
- analyze the characteristics of some of the more common succulent genera including Sedum, Euphorbia, Aeonium, Echeveria, Cotyledon, Crassula, Kalanchoe, Agave, Haworthia and Aloe
- provide examples of garden design, container gardening and creative ways to display succulents
Presenter Master Gardener Cynthia Nations: Cynthia worked as a teacher from 2ndgrade to doctoral level students, campus and district administrator, adjunct professor in educational leadership and nationwide consultant for school improvement during her career in education. She became a UC Master Gardener in 2015 when she moved to California from Texas. She is semi-retired and enjoys her grandchildren, succulent and organic vegetable gardening, mixed media painting and other projects in Half Moon Bay.
Presenter Master Gardener Janice Moody: Janice loves to share her enthusiasm for gardening ever since she became a Master Gardener in 2010. She happens to come from a horticultural family but wasn’t able to pursue her innate passion for gardening until becoming a empty-nester in her 50’s. She is the owner/designer of a landscaping business in Half Moon Bay that specializes in colorful and sustainable, water-wise gardens. Her gardens include many succulents, drought tolerant plants and California natives.
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