Ron Parsons program in SF tonight

Bob Rutemoeller
Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:56:17 PST
California Horticultural Society meeting tonight in San Francisco.

4:00 PM Botanical gardens walk with speaker at Strybing Arboretum.
Parking is available behind the San Francisco Co, Fair Building on 9th Ave.
5:30PM NO HOST Dinner will be at Park Chow Restaurant, 1249 Ninth Ave; San 
7:15 PM Announcements, Plant Forum.

Meeting will be held at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in the
San Francisco County Fair Building at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way; San 
***Members free. Non-members – A donation of $5 requested .

Monday, February 19, 2007
Co-sponsored with the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing 
“Mostly Mariposas”
Presented by Ron Parsons, noted flower photographer, lecturer, 
horticulturist and author. Ron has been
photographing wildflowers for 20 years. He will be discussing some of the 
amazing wildflowers he saw
in 2006 with his usual focus on Calochortus, the genus that includes some 
of California’s most beautiful
natives. He traveled through northern California and southern Oregon on 
many trips with his co-author,
Mary E. Gerritsen, to see as many species of Mariposa Lilies, Globe 
Lanterns, Cat’s Ears and Star Tulips
as possible. They also traveled to Jalisco, Mexico in August of last year 
to see some of the species of
Calochortus there. Ron also traveled to Minnesota, Manitoba, Florida, 
Georgia and New York in 2006, to
see and photograph wildflowers, and will show some highlights of those 
trips. Mary and Ron are the authors
of the current Timber Press title, “Masdevallias – Gems of the Orchid 
world” and have a second book in
press, “Calochortus – Mariposa Lilies and their Relatives” which will be 
released in June of 2007.

Bob Rutemoeller 

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