The Drought-Defying California Garden: 230 Native Plants for a Lush, Low-Water Landscape

Speakers: Greg Rubin & Lucy Warren

Date: September 15, 2016 (doors open 6:45 pm, Speaker at 7:30 pm)

Location: Duck Club, Irvine (Directions)

Greg RubinAs native plant lovers we are aware that home landscapes that require copious amounts of water simply aren’t an option anymore. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for barren expanses of rock mulch or artificial turf. California native plants can create a lush, wildlife-friendly landscape that requires minimal irrigation once it’s established. Learn which plants will work best in your yard, how to get them established, and how to keep them looking great all year long.

Greg Rubin is the owner of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, a recognized leader in the field of native plant design, which specializes in creating stable, sustainable, ornamental, low-input gardens with substantial habitat and wildlife value. Greg's business has been the subject of articles in Kiplinger's, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He regularly gives presentations on native plants to organizations throughout California.

Lucy Warren is a longtime regional garden writer in Southern California. She has written for many local and national publications, including a regular gardening column in the San Diego Union--‐Tribune. She has also been editor for California Garden magazine. She is a life member of the San Diego Horticultural Society and serves as Horticulture Chair of the Friends of Balboa Park. Lucy has been a UCCE Master Gardener for over 20 years and co--‐authored the much--‐acclaimed “The California Native Landscape” with Greg in 2013.

Greg and Lucy will sell and sign copies of their new book, “The Drought--‐Defying California Garden: 230 Native Plants for a Lush, Low--‐ Water Landscape”, published by Timber Press.

2018 CNPS Conservation Conference Travel Grant

Congratulations to Marlee Antill, James Bailey, Rebecca Crow, Hailey Laskey, and Wilnelia Ricart, winners of our 2018 CNPS Conservation Conference Student Travel Grant! We look forward to seeing them at the Conference next February. 

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