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betzengel has added Aruncus to his plants list. 8 hours ago
betzengel has added Calamagrostis acutifolia to his plants list. 8 hours 7 minutes ago
betzengel has added Lagurus ovatus 'Ornamental Grass Bunny Tails' to his plants list. 8 hours 17 minutes ago
betzengel has a new avatar. 8 hours 41 minutes ago
beachken has added Colocasia esculenta 'Illustus' to his plants list. yesterday
beachken has added Abama americana to his plants list. yesterday
Mitch Shirts commented on Acaena pinnatifida 2 days ago

Can you tell me what the names of those beautiful tomatoes are?

birdfrog has a new avatar. 2 days ago
birdfrog has a new avatar. 2 days ago
birdfrog has a new avatar. 2 days ago
Mitch has uploaded a new photo to Prunus salicina 'Beauty' 5 days ago

Beauty and Santa Rosa Plum

Truckee has added Veronica longifolia to his plants list. 5 days ago
Truckee has added Veronica liwanensis to his plants list. 6 days ago

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Mitch shared a photo. 2 weeks ago

Saw this cool #gardendesign in Coronado California - looks like a sand dune

kylaney has added Cistus crispus 'Santa Cruz' 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

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  • 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.
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  • I would like to promote my gardening expertise

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