Northern California bulb meeting

Mary Sue Ittner
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:35:58 PST

In the past some of the members of this group who 
live within driving distance of the San Francisco 
Bay area have met at the meetings of the 
California Horticultural Society when there was a 
speaker talking about bulbs. This is true of 
their February 20, 2012 meeting so I am providing 
detail for anyone who might be interested.

February 20, 2012 Meeting
Bulbs of South Africa by Ernesto Sandoval

Do you like bulbs? Ernesto Sandoval, director of 
the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, will be 
talking about his experience growing South 
African bulbs. Come see his photographs and learn 
about the diversity in foliage and flower, as 
well as the horticultural needs of these bulbs 
and some of the reasons why South Africa has so 
many of them. Also, Ernesto will be bringing 
bulbs and other botanical beauties for you to buy 
for benefit of your garden and that of the 
Botanical Conservatory. Nerine, Lachenallia, 
Albuca, Cyrtanthus and an assortment of other 
bulbs including a few CA natives will be 
available, as well as less common aloes and other 
succulents from South Africa and elsewhere. 
Nearly all of these species are quite suitable 
for and tested in Northern California.

Monthly meetings are held at the San Francisco 
County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way 
in Golden Gate Park. Free parking is available 
behind the San Francisco County Fair Building on 
Lincoln Way. Each meeting you can attend one or more of these events:
4:00 pm – Botanical gardens walk with the 
featured speaker. Meet at the entrance to the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
5:30 pm – No-host dinner will take place at Park 
Chow Restaurant, located at 1240 Ninth Avenue in San Francisco.
7:15 pm – Announcements, Plant Forum, and Program 
Meeting will be held at the San Francisco County Fair Building.
Cal Hort members may attend for FREE. Non-members 
– a donation of $5 is requested.

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