I welcome invitations to share my horticultural knowledge. Each presentation is designed to meet the needs of the audience, whether landscape professionals or garden enthusiasts. Selected topics include:



  • Designing California Native Gardens

  • Creating Wildlife Habitat Gardens

  • Re-imagining the California Lawn

  • An Embarrassment of Riches: Choice CA Natives

  • Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses

  • Indulging Our Senses in the Native Garden

  • Out of the Wild & Into the Kitchen: Edible Native Plants

  • Sustainable Garden Design

  • Enhancing Aesthetic Appeal: Design & Maintenance Tips

  • Gardening in Dry Shade: From Trade-offs to Payoffs

  • Pruning Demystified: Techniques for CA Native Plants

  • Moonlit Gardens





  • Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses, Compulsive Gardeners, February 4, 2022



  • Designing Gardens in Harmony with Nature, California Native Plant Society, San Diego Chapter, September 14, 2021

  • Welcoming Wildlife into the Designed Landscape, Marin Master Gardeners, March 9, 2021

  • Beyond California Native Plants for the Garden, California Horticultural Society, February 15, 2021

  • Tried, True, & Tempting, Too: California Native Plants for Los Angeles Gardens, Theodore Payne Foundation, October 23 and 30, 2020