Thursday, February 5, 2017 Program
LACSS meeting begins at 7:00 PM .
The Sepulveda Garden Center will open for set-up
at 6:15 pm
Senior Curator and Director of Outreach
Denver Botanic Gardens
"New ways to design for growing succulents"
Most enthusiasts all over the globe grow cacti and succulents in containers, where they can be brought indoors in climates that are too wet or cold, or moved around to show them off at their best. In southern California, such a huge range of succulents thrive outdoors that more and more gardeners just line their plants out in beds, much as one would with leafy perennials in a wetter climate.
Despite the artistic example of Huntington's desert garden, or Lotusland, sometimes our gardens don't always come across with the most pleasing design--and there are many facets of designing with succulents that can pay dividends. Boulders and rocks, and especially the exciting new style of crevice gardening not only provides a fabulous setting for succulents, but rock gardens can provide a myriad of microhabitats that make it possible to grow otherwise difficult plants with ease.
In this talk, Panayoti will show creative ways that gardeners have designed gardens to showcase succulents around the world!
February Plants of the Month
Cacti: Escobaria Acharragma
Succulents: Aloe Clusters (no larger than 6” pot)