Meeting | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) | Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center | 5330 North Fresno Street, Fresno,CA
Program: South African BulbsPresented by Ernesto Sandoval
Ernesto will be talking about his experience growing South African bulbs and about their
diversity in both foliage and flower as well as their horticultural needs, and
some of the reasons why South Africa has so many of them!
There are more than 1,200 species of native bulbs in Cape Province at the southern tip of Africa, which have the similar weather conditions like our central coast. They can thrive in water-conserving gardens and in containers.
Some of the plants include: Ammocharis, Boophane, Crinum, Ferraria,Haemanthus, Lachenalia, Nerine, Oxalis, and Strumaria.
Ernesto Sandoval grew up in Los Angeles and was introduced to landscaping by his father. Ernesto is the Director of the Botanical Conservatory at University of California at Davis, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Botany. He is in charge of student interns, employees, and volunteers, leads tours through their greenhouses, and teaches upper division courses, and maintains the plant collections at UC Davis. He often guides some wonderful field trips during breaks with the undergraduate Botany Club to view rare and significant plants in the wild. Ernesto also gives presentations to many cactus and succulent societies.
Let’s give Ernesto a warm welcome back to Fresno.PLANTS: Ernesto will be bringing plants for sale from the UC Davis Conservatory. Proceeds will benefit the Botanical Conservatory Program.
For more information:
Ernesto Sandoval, Director
UC Davis Botanical Conservatory
College of Biological Sciences
Department of Plant Biology
DINNER: ROYAL THAI ORCHID RESTAURANT
6735 N. First Street, #110, Fresno.(S/W corner of First and Herndon)
Driving directions from your location
Dinner begins at 5:15 p.m.
To reserve, contact Charlene Stebles by Wednesday, June 5, 2013: