9:00am    Event begins!  Coffee & Juice for sale in the picnic area

9:30a - 10:30a    “How Succulents Will Rescue Your Lawn and Garden Areas Ravaged by Drought”  Tom Jesch, founder of Waterwise Botanicals 

Here they come to save the day!!!   Tom Jesch rides in on the white stallion, showing how SUCCULENTS will RESCUE your lawn and garden areas ravaged by DROUGHT!

11:00a - 12:00p   “Make Them Blush: Succulents that Like Stress”   Debra Lee Baldwin, photojournalist and best-selling author

Debra explains the art of stressing succulents as she compares those that are green from being pampered with the same "perfectly stressed" varieties that exhibit variegation or color. 


12:00p - 1:00p     Lunch Break  Food trucks in the picnic area


1:00p – 2:00p     "Under the Spell of Succulents"   Jeff Moore, author and owner of Solana Succulents in Solana Beach, CA

Jeff Moore will be telling us his “story” of creating “Under the Spell of Succulents” and his beautiful photography making this awesome book for succulent lovers a treasure.


2:30p – 3:30p    “Colorful Plants for the Waterwise Garden”   Linda Bresler, landscape designer and owner of LivingDesignsByLinda.com

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine 2012 Garden of the Year Grand Prize Winner, Linda is an experienced landscape designer specializing in beautiful, drought-tolerant landscape designs that look great all year.

9:00am    Event begins!  Coffee & Juice for sale in the picnic area

9:30a - 10:30a    “Brother, My Bromeliads!  Tom Jesch, founder of Waterwise Botanicals 

Tom shares his love for bromeliads and their intense color for edge, corner, and crannie areas where there is shade (or part sun).  And they’re low water use!

11:00a - 12:00p   “Succulents that Prefer Shade”   Debra Lee Baldwin, photojournalist and best-selling author

Debra shows succulents she grows in her own shade garden and on her kitchen windowsill, then combines several varieties in a container for a low-light sitting area.  


12:00p - 1:00p     Lunch Break  Food trucks in the picnic area


1:00p – 2:00p     "Less Water, More Beauty"   Jeanne Meadow, local water expert, blogger, and featured demonstration garden owner

Whether you are taking your grass out or wanting to improve your water efficiency and still maintain a beautiful garden come listen to Jeanne Meadow. She will give a brief overview of the California drought and restrictions and how to work within those guidelines to have a garden you can love and enjoy! A well respected unbiased local water expert, blogger: TheDirtOnWater.com,  Jeanne has a spectacular succulent garden in Fallbrook that has been used as a demonstration garden toured by thousands of people, and featured in many publications and magazines. 


2:30p – 3:30p    “How To Incorporate Succulents with Non Succulent Plants in the Garden”   Laura Balaoro, landscape designer, San Jose, North CA

As a Certified Master Gardener, one of her passion is spending time to coach clients with their challenges in their gardens.  As she becomes passionate about Succulents, her love for sharing information and solving garden problems led her to form the "Succulent Fanatics Group" on facebook with now over 13,000 members.  She also blogs garden solutions on her website www.designwithdiversity.com

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