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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





  •  From Arctostaphylos to Verbena – Cultivars for California Gardens,  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, April 8, 2023



  • Re-imagining the California Lawn, Poly/Ana, December 1, 2022

  • Native Plants of Santa Ynez Canyon, nature hike for California Native Plant Society, Santa Monica Mts. Chapter, June 12, 2022

  • Advanced Plant Identification, Theodore Payne Foundation class, April 16 & 30, 2022

  • Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses, California Native Plant Society, Santa Monica Mts. Chapter, April 12, 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

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