Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

Apr 4, 2016

600px-Day-lilyThis gardening event isn’t in our immediate area, but we figured Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard isn’t too out of the way, especially if it means learning about wondrous plants and being able to purchase them.

The Southern California Horticultural Society (SCHS) is holding a “Grower’s Panel” on April 14 and non-members are welcome with an entrance fee of only $5.

A raffle will be held with the winning items being, naturally, plants. Guests may also purchase plants before or after the panel as at least two growers will be selling their selections.

Speakers are from four different nurseries:

Laura Bauer, garden designer, who will show South African and Australian plants. She will be acting as the representative for Jo O’Connell, owner of Australian Native Plants in Casitas Springs (in Ventura County), who contributed the specimens.

John Schoustra, grower and owner of Greenwood Daylily Gardens in Somis, will be sharing some of his new and favorite varieties of daylilies, iris, pelargoniums and more.

Lili Singer, Director of Special Projects and Adult Education at the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley will be talking about California native plants.  Her focus will be on lesser known selections that can be used in different types of garden settings.

Bob Sussman, grower and owner of Matilija Nursery in Moorpark, will be presenting a variety of California native plants and bearded iris from his inventory.




Cool Plants for Hot Gardens
Thursday, April 14th, 7:30 p.m.
SCHS, Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Dr., just south of Los Feliz Blvd., L. A. 90027
Cost: $5, non-members; free for members
For more details, visit Yvonne Savio’s


Leucospermum cordifolium

Leucospermum cordifolium





Photo, bearded iris, top right, by Christian Oehlenberg (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo, orange leucospermum cordifolium, by Stan Shebs [GFDL (, CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo, orange daylily, by Cody Hough (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons.





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