Previous field trips of our chapter

Saturday, May 4, 2019: 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 2:00-3:30 p.m.: Case study garden visit: Following the one native plant garden throughout the year - Second visit: a chapter member's garden in spring: Leader: Gabi McLean. This is for the native plant garden enthusiast, current or future, an opportunity to see a 19-year old native plant garden. The garden is that of Gabi and Cliff McLean. They will share the history and maintenance of this small, suburban, native plant garden, front and back, including the new creation of a swale in the front. An annotated plant list will be provided.

Because of the restricted space, attendance will be limited and so the tour will take place twice during the day, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 pm. If you wish to attend, please RSVP by sending an email to Gabi at gabi (dot) mclean (at) verizon (dot) net, and indicate your preferred time slot. She will send you the address and directions to the house.

This occasion provides a practical illustration of the joys and challenges of developing a native plant garden in the San Gabriel Valley, with special focus on the tasks of the current season, spring, when many plants should be at their peak flowering.

Part three, the final of the series, is planned for September/October when some plants are still dormant from the dry summer season, a good time for pruning and planning for the next plant sale. This is a great way to get practical information from an experienced native plant gardener.