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What's Happening in the Community

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Rosa hybrid 'Iceberg' 4 days ago

Iceberg Rose

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Cleistocactus 7 days ago

Cleistocactus strausii

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Cleistocactus strausii 7 days ago

Cleistocactus strausii

Mitch has added Gardenia thunbergia to his recommended plants list. 2 weeks ago
Mitch has uploaded a new photo to Gardenia spp 2 weeks ago

Gardenia thunbergia

Mitch has uploaded a new photo to Gardenia thunbergia 2 weeks ago

Gardenia thunbergia

Maxandlindsay has added Muhlenbergia spp to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
Maxandlindsay has added Abama americana to his troubled plants list. 2 weeks ago
Maxandlindsay has added Abama americana to his recommended plants list. 2 weeks ago
Maxandlindsay has added Abama americana to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Fallugia paradoxa 2 weeks ago

Falluja paradoxa

Evergreen Nursery has added Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera to his recommended plants list. 2 weeks ago
Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Chamaerops 2 weeks ago

Chamaerops cerifera

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera 2 weeks ago

Chamaerops cerifera

The Mulch has uploaded a new photo to Platycerium veitchii 2 weeks ago

Platycerium veitchii

The Mulch has uploaded a new photo to Phalaenopsis 2 weeks ago

Phalaenopsis

brndagayle has added Cattleya spp. to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
brndagayle has added Catasetum spp. to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
brndagayle has added Oncidium to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
brndagayle has added Dendrobium spp. to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
  • Gardening Background

  • Biographical Information
    I'm a gardener. I just love plants, gardens and the people who like plants and gardens.

    I have been involved in plants and gardens my whole life. From native plants to collectable plants and all of those in between, I enjoy sharing what I have learned and learning what I don't know. I am a professional horticulturist, managing one of the nation's busiest and best known garden centers, Roger's Gardens in coastal Orange County, CA.

    I hope to help people discover the virtues of gardening as well as the value of plants to the planet and to our lives. In addition to being a garden center manager, I am a speaker and writer. My gardening passions continue to evolve but currently reside in the genus Oxalis, especially the South African species (no kidding), Ipheion, Eucomis, etc.

    Issues I am interested in include the introduction and appreciation of more climate appropriate plants, reduced green waste, groundwater concerns, the new botanical garden at the Great Park in Orange County and the ever changing "California" garden from a style perspective.
  • My Mulch Profile

  • Website
    www.rogersgardens.com
  • Occupation
    Nursery General Manager
  • Gardening Ability
    6 - Gardening Professional
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    This week: Oxalis, Ipheion, Lachenalia, Euphorbia, Paramongia. Succulents, especially dwarf Agave and Aloe.
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    Oxalis - seriously.
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    The fall (aboput October and November). In southern California this is the beginning of the prime season. It is when Mediterranean plants are waking up again and preparing for their season of growth, flowering and reproduction.
    It is the time when the temperatures are perfect for so many plants, as well as the gardener.
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
    Green and all of its derivations.
  • What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?
    At my collection tables of unusual or rare plants; especially when I notice something unexpected about a plant that I had overlooked previously.
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    RHS Wisley, outside of London is hard to beat.
  • Gardening Dilemmas
    How to afford all the plants that I want, and how to find the space and time to grow them.
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    Gardeners who do not follow responsible practices to protect and conserve our resources, including water, runoff, green waste, watershed pollution, and so on. As gardeners in our own gardens, we have a responsibility to the larger "garden" that we all share.
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    Finding new plants that I have not grown or experienced before and then sharing my experiences with others.
  • Company/Organization
    Roger's Gardens
  • Favorite Nursery
    Of course Roger's Gardens. Otherwise, my personal likes are usually mail-order suppliers. Of the fairly mainstrean suppliers I especially like Yucca Do Nursery, Plant Delights, Telos Rare Bulbs and Asiatica Nursery.
  • Education

  • Favorite Quote
    When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
    John Muir
  • Interests
    Gardening, horticultural education, writing, new plants - especially those that are climate appropriate.
  • Plant Care Provider Profile

  • I would like to promote my gardening expertise
    Yes

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