Training and education opportunities for clients and landscape professionals

Spring Irrigation Tune-Up

Want to save water and money irrigating your landscape? Not sure what you can do? I'll be leading an online workshop and hosting one on one consultations for the Water Conservation Garden on the Cuyamaca College Campus in El Cajon April and May 2020. Online workshop: Spring Irrigation Tune-up (choose one) Tuesday April 14 @ 11:00am-1:00pm Saturday May 16 @ 10:00am-12:00pm Online or phone: One on One [...]

What Should We Plant in Our Landscape?

Wondering what plants to choose for your associations renovation? Register here for our seminar focusing on landscapes for HOA sites! Topics include plant choices for specific areas, risk management in the landscape, landscape specifications and maintenance contracts, and a landscape walkthrough on site with Tiffany Faulstich of Botanicon and Brad Brown of Tree Life Consulting. Fri. Nov. 15 11am-4pm at Stonecrest Village Recreation Center, 3110 W. Canyon Ave., [...]

Want to Learn More About Plants?

I'll be teaching OH 170 Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs again Fall Semester at Cuyamaca College. Class starts August 21. We will be having some of our class meetings at Balboa Park, the best place in San Diego to learn about woody plants! Please email me with any questions. We hope to see you there! OH-170-Promo-FlyerDownload

5 Takeaways From Our Garden Tour

A couple weeks ago Botanicon led a tour of the Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon, CA. Our focus was educating HOA Board members and Property Managers on low maintenance, water wise plant choices for their communities. And who doesn't like to get outside and look at beautiful plant specimens? Thank you to all who attended and sponsored our event. 5-Takeaways-from-HOA-Garden-TourDownload Weeping bottlebrush - Drought tolerant tree with [...]

What is Wrong With My Plant?

Diagnosing Landscape Plant Problems All landscapes have plant health issues which arise. A question I am often asked is what is going on and how do I fix it? Some landscape plant health concerns are easy to identify, an aphid infestation for example. Often times issues have more than one causal agent. Abiotic factors many times will lead to biotic issues. Right plant, right place is applicable here. [...]

IPM Training for Landscape Professionals

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting the IPM Training for Landscape Professionals on May 23, 2019. Location is theScottish Rite Event Center 1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108. Topics of interest for pest management in the landscape setting and CEU's available. I'll be speaking on the topic of Diagnosing Landscape Plant Problems, and highlighting the steps and resources useful for an accurate [...]