Event Date/TimeDate(s) - 03/18/2017
Time - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
A huge selection of beautiful plants to celebrate the beginning of the season, such as those below.
Plus, Robin Parer of Geraniaceae will be there with her astounding plant material. For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Robin, here’s a quick bio:
“Robin is an Australian born horticulturist who lectures frequently throughout the United States. She has been featured in numerous publications such as House and Garden, Martha Stewart Living, Sunset, and The New York Times. She recently wrote and published The Plant Lover’s Guide to Hardy Geraniums.
Robin Parer has owned and operated Geraniaceae Nursery in Marin County for the past thirty-three years, and has collected and propagated over 500 geranium species, selected color forms and hybrids.
She is a regular participant in the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. She has won Best of Show several times for her Marketplace Exhibit, and has also received an Outstanding Marketing Presentation Award.”
|Top Picks: Ribes|
|Ribes aureum var. gracillimum
Masses of small golden yellow & red blossoms in early spring. Grows up to 10 feet high and often spreading widely. In our area, best in light shade, reasonably drained soil, moderate to occasional watering.
(Photo credit: CSU Chico)
|Ribes (Child of) 'Rana Creek'
This is actually a Markham-only selection, descended from 'Rana Creek'. Pumps out row after row of sparkling red flowers on spiny stems as early as late fall. An ideal candidate for dry shade, reaches about 5.5' high x 8' wide.
(Photo credit: Suncrest Nurseries)
|Ribes x gordonianum
A "rediscovered" cultivar with copious flowers of mixed pinks and golds all spring long. Grows to a somewhat rounded shape 4'-5' wide and tall.
(Photo credit: Dancing Oaks Nursery)
Beautiful pinky-red blooms, even in summer! Known to survive drought but highly tolerant of near-streamside conditions. Like all Ribes species, excellent plant for birds and butterflies. Grows to about 4' high x 5' wide.
(Photo credit: Oregon State U.)
|Ribes sanguineum glutinosum
Elegant CA native that produces grape-shaped clusters of flowers in shades of pink. Found in the coast ranges from the Oregon border to Santa Barbara county, it does best with summer water in our hot inland setting. But it doesn't mind clay! Grows to about 5' high x 3' wide.
|Ribes sanguineum glutinosum 'Inverness'
Blossoms with trusses of crystal white flowers that, unlike other white cultivars, go rosy with age. Deciduous shrub about 6' x 6'. In our area, best with some shade and occasional summer water. Also attracts birds who snack on its berries.
(Photo credit: Calflora Nursery)