Native Plant Palette: Buckwheats

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Instructor: Sage and Willow

Location: Garden Grounds

Member: Buckwheats @ $20.00
Nonmember: Buckwheats @ $35.00
Volunteer: Buckwheats @ $15.00

Eriogonums (Common name: Buckwheats) are an important and varied species in the California ecosystem providing food for native animals and year round beauty for the home garden. In this class, we will walk the Garden grounds to take an indepth look at the various species of Eriogonum displayed at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Discussion can include their role in our ecosystem, identification and how to use them in a home landscape. Be prepared to stroll, take notes or photos and talk about our Buckwheats!

Participants will meet under the large Oak near the front entrance.

Instructor

Sage and Willow is a small Santa Barbara landscape business operated by Stephanie Ranes and Paige Minney. As former employees of the Horticulture Dept at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, their business specializes in the use of CA natives in home gardens along with other low water use plants. Both Paige and Stephanie are graduates of the SBCC Horticulture Program and enjoy teaching, volunteering for ecological restoration projects and exploring our local natural areas.

Category: 
Botany/Natural History
Gardening/Horticulture