Our workshop on Pruning and Planting Natives was held at Golden West College Native Garden on October 2, 2010.  Many thanks to Dan Songster for organizing the day and teaching us about pruning natives, Gene Ratcliffe for teaching the "planting" portion, Jan and Dori, Garden volunteers, and Jennifer Mabley, registrar.  And thanks to the great group of 24 participants!  Your many questions made the experience more interactive and a great learning experience for all. 

The Shipley crew waits out a short rainstorm

The Shipley crew waits out a short rainstorm.

All proceeds from the workshop benefit the Golden West College Native Garden, with which CNPS Orange County has entered a multi-year agreement to provide financial support and for mutual benefit, like this workshop!

Our handouts from the event can be found here (click on links to download PDFs):

Dan Songster: Dan's Pruning Page

Ron Vanderhoff: How To Dig A Hole

Yerba Buena Nursery: Basic Pruning & Deadheading Techniques For Common California Native Plants

Ted Kipping: Pruning Tips for California Native Plants

Link to Planting Guide: Tree of Life Nursery

Here's a few photos of Gene and Dan teaching, and some wild friends that joined us for the day.  If you build it, they will come!



The coffeeberries pictured above are Frangula (Rhamnus) 'Leatherleaf' (left) and 'Ed Holm' (right).