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'Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden' talks


View a slide show by clicking on the link in the box below. Or download and print the lecture as handouts.  For 2013-4 classes on, there is also a link to plant information sheets for all the plants discussed in the lecture.   There are also links to previous relevant talks and lists.

The slide shows and information sheets are formatted as pdf files.   You can download the pdf reader for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/ .
 

2017 Season
 

Month
Topic
January
 
Beautiful Bowls: containers for color through the year
 
 
Plants covered: *Allium dichlamydeum; Athyrium filix-femina; Linanthus californicus; Osmorhiza brachypoda; *Polemonium carneum ; Polystichum munitum; *Saltugilia splendens;  *Tritelia hyacinthina
 
 
Plant list: soon
 
Previous relevant lectures
 
Planning a Pot:
 
Captivating Containers: 
 
Native Foods on the Small Side:
 
 
    
February
Foreground, Mid-Ground & Background: vertical space and the well-designed garden.
 
 
Plants covered:  *Artemisia palmeri ; *Bloomeria  humilis; *Cercocarpus minutiflorus ; *Eriogonum kennedyi; *Lycium andersonii; *Salvia cedrosensis;    *Salvia chionopeplica;  *Tetraneuris acaulis
 
 
March
 
The Gentle Art of Espalier: Growing Trees and Large shrubs in Narrow Spaces
 
Handouts (4 per pg) :
 
Plants covered:  *Adenostoma sparsifolium ; Amorpha californica; Calycanthus occidentalis ;  Garrya veatchii; Philadelphus lewisii; *Philadelphus microphyllus; Ribes malveceum; *Ribes sanguineum
 
 
 
Previous relevant lectures
 
Classic Climbers: Vines and Climbers for Classical Houses
 
 
Elegant Espaliers: Native plants that can be trained to grow in narrow places
 
 

* California native but not native to western Los Angeles County

 
2016 Season
 

Month
Topic
January
 
Creating a Green Oasis:  ways to create an oasis of green in a water-wise garden
 
Class Cancelled
 
February
 
Trees & Shrubs for the Future: large native plants suited to our changing climate
 
 
Plants covered: *Celtis laevigata var. reticulata; *Chilopsis linearis; *Forestiera pubescens var. pubescens;  *Hesperocyparis stephensonii; *Olneya tesota ;   *Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia;  *Parkinsonia florida;  *Pinus edulis; *Pinus monphylla; *Prosopis glandulosa; *Shepherdia argentea
 
 
Plant list:
Plants with wide water tolerance range (Water Zone 1-2 to 2-3)  Revised Feb. 2016:  http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/california-native-plants-with-wide-water-tolerance-ranges
 
Previous relevant lecture
 
Climate Change and S. CA Gardens
    
March
 
Native Foods on the Small Side: CA native food plants for containers
 
 
Plants covered: Allium peninsulare ; Calandrinia ciliata var menziesii; *Camassa quamash;  Chenopodium californicum;  Claytonia perfoliata; *Claytonia sibirica; Diplacus aurantiacus; *Fragaria vesca ssp. californica;  Leptosyne (Coreopsis) bigelovii; Mimulus guttatus; *Rubus leucodermis
 
 
Plant lists:
 
Native plants for jellies & sweet sauces (updated 3/16) http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/jelliessweet-sauces-311
 
Native Edible Greens: (updated 3/16) :  http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/gourmet-greenslist
 
Previous relevant lectures
 
Captivating Containers: 
 
Planning a Pot:
 
The Useful Garden:
 
Fabulous Fruits:
 
Gourmet Greens:
 
April
Shrubs in a Changing World: CA native shrubs for a 1950’s-70’s ranch-style house (with an emphasis on our changing climate)
 
 
Plants covered: *Abutilon palmeri; *Artemisia tridentate; *Calliandra eriophylla; *Ceanothus greggii; *Fallugia paradoxa;  *Lycium andersonii; *Nolina bigelovii; Peritoma arborea; *Sporobolus wrightii; *Yucca baccata; *Yucca schidigera
 
 
Plant List: Coming soon
 
Previous relevant lectures
 
Climate Change and S. CA Gardens
 
Trees & Shrubs for the Future: large native plants suited to our changing climate
 
 
 
May
 
Mary Katharine Brandegee: an unique California botanist and her legacy
 
 
Plants covered: *Allium hyalinum, Allium praecox, *Clarkia breweri, *Delphinium uliginosum, Dendromecon rigida, Eriogonum giganteum,  *Mimulus pictus , *Salvia brandegeei
 
 
Previous relevant lectures
 
Alice Eastwood: an unusual California botanist and her legacy (2015)
 
Theodore Payne: the legacy of a CA native plantsman (2013)
 
 
June
 
July
 
The Butterfly Container: creating a butterfly garden using containers
 
 
Plants covered: *Asclepias speciosa;  *Atriplex polycarpa;  *Baileya multiradiata; Diplacus/Mimulus aurantiacus; *Glandularia gooddingii; Grindelia hirsutula; *Monardella odoratissima; *Monardella villosa;   *Sidalcea calycosa ssp. rhizomata; Solidago californica;  Stachis bullata; *Symphyotrichum chilense  
 
 
Plant Lists:
 
 
 
 
 
Previous relevant lectures
 
Butterfly gardening
 
More Beautiful Butterflies:
 
Beautiful Butterflies:
 
More Flights of Butterflies: 
 
Container gardening
 
Native Foods on the Small Side
 
Captivating Containers: 
 
Planning a Pot:
 
 
 
August
 
November
 
Color for Fall:  CA native plants for Fall color
 
 
Plants covered:  *Acer circinatum;  Acer macrophyllum ; *Cercis orbiculata/occidentales; *Clinopodium mimuloides; Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum; Eriogonum fasciculatum;  *Cornus sericea;  Guttierizia californica; Hazardia squarrosa;  Isocoma menziesii;  Lonicera hispidula var. vacillans;  **Vitis ‘Roger’s Red’
 
 
Plant Lists:
 
December
 
Silvery Delights: gardening with white, gray and silver foliage
 
 
Plants covered:  *Agave deserti ; *Arctostaphylos obispoensis; *Artemisia ludoviciana;  Atriplex confertifolia; Atriplex hymenelytra;  *Brickellia incana; *Eriogonum kennedyi; *Hazardia cana; Hazardia detonsa;
 
 
Plant Lists:
 
 

* California native but not native to western Los Angeles County

 
2015 Season
 


Month

Topic

January

 

Capture the Rain:  rain gardens, dry swales and other features to retain rainwater

 



 

Plants covered: *Alnus rhombifolia ; Baccharis douglasii; Baccharis emoryi ; Cornus sericea subsp. occidentalis; Frankenia salina ; Galium angustifolium ; *Hibiscus lasiocarpus; Jaumea carnosa; Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii;  Juncus mexicanus; Juncus oxymeris; Phyla nodiflora

 


 

Plant List: Plants for Rain Gardens and Vegetated Swales: http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/rain-gardensswales

 

February

 

Gardening like an Ecologist:  how ecology can help you garden better and provide habitat for reptiles & amphibians

 



 

Plants covered: Achillea millifolia; Cirsium occidentale; Clarkia amoena; Eriogonum cinerium; Eriogonum fasciculatum; Lupinus succulentis

 

Plant information sheets:

 

Previous relevant lecture (Hospitable Habitat: Habitat for Ground-feeding/dwelling Birds & Reptiles)

 


     Handouts (4 per pg) : http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/feb-2010-4)

 

March

 

A Bounty of Birds: common garden birds & how to attract them

 



 

Plants covered: Baccharis salicifolia; Helianthus annuus; Leymus condensatus; Lonicera hispidula; Lupinus truncatus; Plantago erecta; Quercus pacifica; Ribes indecorum; Sambucus nigra cerulea

 


 

Plant lists:

 


 


 

April

 

The Useful Garden: a garden for food, dyes and other crafts (with an emphasis on CA native plants)

 



 

Plants covered: Calandrinia ciliate,Camissonia bistorta, Claytonia perfoliata, Ericameria ericoides ;  Ericameria linearifolia;  Eriogonum giganteum,  Lavatera assurgentiflora , Limonium californicum, Lyonothamnus floribundus, Mimulus cardinalis, Mimulus guttatus, Oenothera elata, Rumex hymenosepalus

 


 

Plant lists:

 


 


 


 

Other resources:

 


 


 


 

May

 

Alice Eastwood: an unusual California botanist and her legacy

 



 

Plants covered: *Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi ; *Arctostaphylos auriculata; *Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia; *Arctostaphylos nummularia; Asclepias eriocarpa; Cercocarpus traskiae; *Lilium maritimum

 


 

Other resources:

 

 

June

 

Let the Rain Sink in: permeable paths, patios, etc.

 


 

August

 

Design a Water Feature: how to create a water feature that brings the sight and sound of water into your garden

 


 

November

 

Captivating Containers:  more container gardening with CA native plants

 



 

Plants covered:  *Acalypha californica, *Agave shawii, Anemopsis californica, *Armeria maritima, *Calamagrostis foliosa, *Calamagrostis nutkaensis, *Carex spissa,  Euphorbia misera, *Fallugia paradoxa , *Hosackia gracilis , *Isolepis cernuus, *Nolina bigelovii, *Salvia dorii, *Xylorhiza tortifolia, * Yucca baccata

 


 

Plant lists:  Plants for Container Gardening – revised 11-2015


 

Other resources:

 


       Simply Succulent: http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/simply-succulent-2009    

 

 

December

 

Heavenly Heucheras: gardening with our lovely native Coral Bells

 



 

Plants covered:  *Heuchera abramsii;  *Heuchera caespitosa; *Heuchera cylindrica; *Heuchera maxima; *Heuchera micrantha; *Heuchera parishii;  *Heuchera pilosissima; *Heuchera rubescens; *Heuchera sanguinea

 


 


 

Other resources:

 


       Simply Succulent: http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/simply-succulent-2009   

 

* California native but not native to western Los Angeles County
 


2014 Season

 

Month
Topic
January
 
Accent on Annuals: some of our more unusual annual wildflowers
 
 
Plants covered: *Caulanthus inflatus ; Chorizanthe stacticoides ; *Clarkia concinna ; *Collomia grandiflora ; Lasthenia californica ;* Leptosiphon grandiflorus ; *Limnanthes alba ; *Zeltnera muehlenbergii ; Zeltnera venusta
 
 
 
February
 
Introduction to Botany: how botany can help you garden better
 
 
 
March
 
Climate Change and S. CA Gardens: how climate change may affect local gardens
 
 
Plants with wide water tolerance range (Water Zone 1-2 to 2-3) – short list:  http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/california-native-plants-with-wide-water-tolerance-ranges
 
April
 
Fabulous Fruits: California native plants with edible fruits
 
 
Plants covered: *Amelanchier alnifolia; *Arbutus menziesii; *Berberis (Mahonia) fremontii; *Celtis laevigata var. reticulata/Celtis reticulata ; *Crataegus douglasii ; *Mahonia aquifolium; *Prunus andersonii;  *Prunus fasciculata ; *Shepherdia argentea
 
 
Plant list: Native plants for jellies & sweet sauces (updated 4/14) http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/jelliessweet-sauces-311
 
May
 
Lester Rowntree: legacy of an unusual California native plantswoman
 
Slide show/Handouts (4 per pg) :  To request a copy, e-mail nativeplantscsudh@gmail.com
 
Plants covered:  Calochortus albus; *Eriogonum umbellatum; *Keckiella antirrhinoides; Lupinus excubitus;  Mimulus cardinalis; Mimulus guttatus; *Mimulus lewisii: *Mimulus tricolor; Oenothera californica
 
 

“Lester Rowntree (1879-1979). Part Three: A Spirit of Keen Joy” (1995) Marie Ingram. Hortus. vol 9 #1. pp 69-87.

“Lester Rowntree (1879-1979). Part Two: Sanctuary---Conserving the Worthwhile” (1994) Marie Ingram. Hortus. vol 8 #4. pp 81-96.

“Lester Rowntree (1879-1979). Part One: The Peripatetic Gilbert White” (1994) Marie Ingram. Hortus vol 8 #3, pp62-81.

“As Thrilling as Any Western Romance” (1994) Virginia Lopez Begg. Pacific Horticulture. vol 55, #2; pp 16-18.

“Lester Rowntree: California Native Plant Woman” (1979) Rosemary Levenson, editor. Regional Oral History Office. The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.

“The Wildflower Lover at 97” (1976) Skee Hamann. Fremontia: A Journal of the California Native Plant Society. vol 3 #4 (January) pp 3-8

“Lester Rowntree” (1968) John Woolfenden. Journal of the California Horticulture vol 29 #4 (October) pp 98-126.

“Plantsmen in Profile: XI: Lester Rowntree” (1963) Natalie G. O’Conner. Baileya, vol 11. # 2 June. p 53

“Lester Rowntree: Denizen of the Mountains” (1955) Cara R. Brandt. Journal of the California Horticultural Society. vol14#1 (January) pp 8-17
 
June
 
Ban Those Bugs: natural pest deterrents and Integrated Pest Management
 
Slide show:
Handouts (4 per pg) :
 
 
July
 
More Beautiful Butterflies: food and habitat for our prettiest pollinators
 
 
Plants covered: *Amorpha californica; *Ericameria nauseosum; Eriogonum fasciculatum ; *Eriogonum grande rubescens ; *Lobelia dunii;  Malacothrix saxatilis;  *Perityle incana ; Pseudognaphalium canescens; *Sphaeralcea ambigua ; *Viguiera parishii
 
 
Plant Lists: 
 
 
 
 
 
August
 
Water-wise Hummingbird Haven: native plants for Hummingbirds
 
 
Plants covered:  *Agastache urticifolia; *Arctostaphylos berkeri; *Arctostaphylos densiflorus; *Calliandra californica; *Chilopsis linearis; Epilobium canum; *Glandularia gooddingii; *Heuchera maxima; *Monardella villosa; *Penstemon centranthifolius; *Salvia pachyphylla; *Spirea splendens;
 
 
Plant List:  Plants to Attract Hummingbirds:  http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/hummingbird-habitat-311
 
September
No classes
October
November
 
Planning a Pot: container gardening with CA native plants
 
 
 
Plants covered: Adiantum jordanii, *Berberis(Mahonia)  aquafolium, *Berberis nervosa, *Clinopodium (Satureja) chandleri, Clinopodium douglasii, *Clinopodium mimuloides, *Epipactis gigantea , Keckiella cordifolia, *Lewisia cotyledon,  *Monardella macrantha, *Monardella odoratissima, *Vaccinia ovata
 
 
Plant List:  Plants for Container Gardening – revised 10-2014
 
December
 
Myths, Magic & Madness: common myths about CA native plants and gardening
 
 
 
 

 


2013 Season


Month
Topic
January
 
Life-friendly ‘Lawns’: native groundcover ideas that provide bird & insect habitat
 
 
Plants covered: Leymus triticoides, Agrostis pallens, Festuca rubra, Festuca idahoensis, Stachys bullata, Salvia spathacea, Salvia sonomensis, Symphyotrichum /Aster chilense, Solidago californica, Achilla millefolia, Ribes viburnifolium, Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
 
 
February
 
Gourmet Greens: CA native plants for salads, snacks & cooked greens
 
 
 
Plants covered: Claytonia perfoliata, Calandrinia ciliata var menziesii, Cirsium occidentale, Lathyrus vestitus, Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum, Limonium californicum, Rumex salicifolia var. salicifolia, Rumex hymenosepalus,  Atriplex lentiformis 
 
 
 
March
 
Warfare in the Garden: how plants protect themselves from pests and invasions
 
 
 
Plants covered: Juglans californica, Solidago spectabilis var. confinis, Grindelia camporum var. bracteosa, Heteromeles arbutifolia, Lupinus albifrons, Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum, Allium peninsulare 
 
 
April
 
Attractive Annuals: our most attractive annual wildflowers & how to use them
 
 
 
Plants covered: Coreopsis bigelovii, Phacelia minor, Phacelia campanularia, Chaenactis xantiana, Malacothrix glabrata, Clarkia rubicunda, Clarkia bottae
 
 
May
 
Theodore Payne: the legacy of a CA native plantsman
 
 
 
Plants covered: Alnus rhombifolia, Notholithocarpus densiflorus, Ribes menziesii, Thalictrum fendleri, Solanum wallacei, Forestiera pubescens, Nolina bigelovii, Yucca baccata
 
 
June
 
Planning for Pollinators: how to turn your garden into a pollinator haven
 
 
Plants covered: Eriogonum fasciculatum, Heteromeles arbutifolia, Ptelea crenulata, Frangula californica, Baccharis douglasii, Pluchea odorata, Malacothrix satatilis, Eriogonum grande rubescens, Oenothera elata, Oenothera californica
 
 
 
July
 
Beautiful Butterflies: food and habitat for our prettiest pollinators
 
 
Plants covered: Calliandra eriophylla, Maurandella antirrhiniflora, Abutilon palmeri, Sphaeralcea ambigua, Heliotropium curassavicum, Scrophularia californica ssp. floribunda, Eriogonum cinereum, Grindelia hirsutula
 
 
 
Plant Lists: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
August
Natives on the Edge: native plants that can survive  near the lawn
 
 
Plants covered: Symphoricarpos albus, Mahonia aquifolium, Spiraea splendens, Aquilegia formosa, Heuchera maxima, Whipplea modesta, Carex subfusca, Verbena lilacina
 
 
Plant List:  Plants for Water Zone 2-3 Transitions (moderate to regular water) http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/south-bay-native-plants-for-zone-2-3-transitions-813 
 
September
No classes
October
November
A Rose is a Rose: native plants in the family Rosaceae
 
 
 
Plants covered: Rosa californica; Rosa woodsii; Rosa minutifolia; Heteromeles arbutifolia; Adenostema sparsifolia; Prunus ilicifolia; Purshia tridentata; Spiraea douglasii; Geum macrophyllum
 
 
Plant List:  Native Plants in the Family Rosaceae -
 
December
In a Japanese Garden: Using CA Native Pines, Cypress & Junipers and other Gymnospermae
 
Plants covered: Torreya californica, Juniperus californica, Juniperus communis var. montana, Hesperocyparis forbesii, Hesperocyparis nevadensis, Pinus contorta var contorta, Pinus muricata, Pinus sabiniana, Pinus monophylla
 
 
Plant List:  Native Gymnospermae (Evergreens): http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/gymnospermae-1213
 
2012 Season
 

Month
Topic
January
Through the Year – Garden Tasks – And Pleasures – Through the Year
 
February
Low and Northerly   Groundcover Plants from the Northern and Central CA Coast
 
March
Delightful Dudleyas – Dudleyas and Other Native Succulents
 
April
Perfect Perennials – Native CA Perennials for a Colorful Garden
 
May
Extraordinary Scents – Native Plant Scents for Potpourri and More
 
June
Into the Vegetable Garden – Using CA Native Plants in the Edibles Gardens
 
July
Fantastical Flies – Flies and Fly-like Pollinators
 
August
Hedges and Habitat – Water-wise Hedges & Screens That Provide Habitat
 
September
No classes
October
November
Hide that Ugly Wall – Tricks to Using Native Plants as Camouflage
 

 

2011 Season


Month
Topic
January
Lawns Gone Wild: Local Native Alternatives to the Sod Lawn
 
February
Fabulous Ferns: Native Ferns for a Range of Garden Conditions
 
March
More Monkeyflowers: Native Diplacus/Mimulus Species and How to Use Them
 
April
The Cuttings Garden: Native Plants for Cut Flowers
 
May
Radiant Reds: Native Red and Pink Flowers
 
June
Tracy’s Insect Garden: Attracting Insects to Your Garden
[not available]
July
Buzzing of Bees: Native Bees and how to attract them to your Garden
 
August
Water-wise Success: the First Two Years in a Native Plant Garden
 
September
No classes
October
November
Delicious Drinks: Native Plants for Teas & Other Beverages
 
 
December
Magnificent  Manzanitas: the Genus Arctostaphylos
 

  

2010 Season
 

Month
Topic
January
Classic Climbers: Vines and Climbers for Classical Houses
 
February
Hospitable Habitat: Habitat for Ground-feeding/dwelling Birds & Reptiles
 
March
The Name Game: Taxonomy, Local & Island Endemics - How Plants Are Named, And Why
 
April
Fragrant Flowers: Natives with the Most Fragrant Flowers - Victorian Gardens
 
May
Year-round Color: Planning for Year-round Color
 
June
Ponds & Pools: Great Plants for In and Around Ponds/Pools
 
July

Promoting Pollinators: Gardening for Butterflies & Other Pollinators

 
August
Woodland Wonders: Plants for Dry Shade: Plants from Oak Woodlands that Thrive in Dry Shade
 
September
No classes
October
November
Prudent Pruning: Focus on Pruning Plants from the Chaparral
 
 
December
Elegant Espaliers: Native plants that can be trained to grow in narrow places
 
 




2009 Season
 

Month
Topic
January
Beyond the Lawn Parking Strip: Designing and Growing a Water-wise Native Parking Strip
 
February
Luscious Lupines: Native Annual & Perennial Lupines for the Home Garden
 
March
Pests, Pests, Pests: Common Pests of Native Plants and How to Deal With Them
 
April
A Garden of Gourmet Seasonings: Local Native Seasoning Plants and Their Uses in the Garden & Kitchen
 
Handouts (4 per pg) :
May
Clay & Hummingbirds: Gardening on Clay Soils, with an Emphasis on Hummingbird Plants
 
June
Simply Succulent: Native Cacti and Succulents
 
July

More Flights of Butterflies:  S. Bay Native Plants to Attract Butterflies

 
August
Gardening on Sand: Water-wise Gardens in Sandy Soils
 
September
Weeds & More Weeds: Common Weeds of Native Gardens & Methods to Combat Them
 
October
No Class
November
Seeds for the Birds: Native Plants That Provide Food for Seed-Eating Birds
 
 
December
Sunshine & Sunflowers: Annual Wildflower Garden with a Yellow/Orange Theme
 

 

 


 

 

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