Bulb talk and pot luck in San Francisco in April

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 06:52:48 PDT
The Western Chapter of the North American Rock 
Garden invites you to a Potluck Dinner* April 14, 
2004 @ 7pm/Slideshow @ 8pm at the San Francisco 
County Fair Building Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. & 
Lincoln Blvd., San Francisco, California.

“A WORLD OF BULBS” by Marcia & Randy Tatroe

Bulbs: Drought Evaders Extraordinaire ­ The very 
existence of a bulb suggests a plant that 
originates in a place where it is too hot or too 
dry for optimal growth at least part of the year, 
allowing the plant to bide its time safely 
underground until conditions improve. With most 
bulbs their only undoing is too much water, 
making them a perfect fit in drought stricken times.

Author of best-selling Perennials for Dummies, 
Marcia Tatroe writes the monthly "Mountain Garden 
Checklist" for Sunset Magazine, a weekly 
gardening column in The Denver Post ‘Grow’ 
section, and is a frequent contributor to 
Colorado Gardener and other gardening 
publications. She has been gardening in 
Centennial CO for over 25 years. Her garden has 
been featured in numerous books, magazines and 
nationally televised gardening shows. She 
lectures throughout the West focusing on garden 
design, perennials, xeriscape, and incorporating 
native plants into gardens and landscapes. In her 
most recent book, Cutting Edge Gardening in the 
Intermountain West, she advocates using 
drought-tolerant and native plants and indigenous 
materials to create a gardening aesthetic unique to this region.

Randy Tatroe retired from two careers, hospital 
administration and university administration. He 
currently spends his time volunteering for 
various national and local non-profit 
organizations and traveling. He is president of 
the American Penstemon Society, president of the 
Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society and 
treasurer of the Eriogonum Society. He supports 
Marcia in her garden by doing the heavy and 
mindless work and in her speaking endeavors by 
providing images and AV expertise for her presentations


Ted Kipping

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