Picking Plants with Patrick: Gardening in Small Spaces

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time: 10:00AM - 10:30AM

Instructor: Patrick Wiley

Location: Blakesley Library

Picking Plants with Patrick: Gardening in Small Spaces @ $0.00

Do you live in a small space where you can’t grow the native plant garden of your dreams? Is there a small or awkwardly-shaped area in your yard where you’d like to plant California natives? Or are you just interested in starting small? You don’t need a large landscape to enjoy native plants and create habitat for native insects and animals. Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley will discuss how to grow California natives in containers, on balconies, and in oddly shaped spaces like the narrow bed between a wall and pathway. Bring your questions to Patrick and construct creative solutions together.

Please pre-register for this free class. Garden admission is not required to attend.

Instructor

Patrick WileyPatrick Wiley was born and raised here in Santa Barbara. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cal Poly, SLO with an Environmental Horticulture concentration. He brings his 10+ years of high desert and native plant knowledge, his on-going dedication to our local community, and the ability to “chit-chat” to the Garden Growers Retail Nursery full time.

Category: 
Lecture
Gardening/Horticulture
Free

Fall Plant Sale Highlights

September 27: Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party 
Kickoff this month-long event with a members-only evening in the Garden's courtyard.

September 28: Opening Day
Open to the public: 11am - 6pm

September 29: Make the Most of Water Saving Rebates 
Heather Wehanu, Garden Propagation Manager
Learn how to maximize available rebates and incentives when converting your thirsty lawn to drought tolerant native plants. This discussion will give you a primer on which steps you need to take before you put a shovel to your turf, so you don't exclude yourself from eligibility.

October 5: One-on-One Garden Consultation with Bruce Reed
Bruce Reed, Garden Horticulturist
Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

October 5: Garden Tour: California Natives in Your Garden
Learn how to utilize California native plants in your garden on this horticulture-focused tour. We’ll discuss the growing conditions, habits, and tips for many of our native plants as we explore the grounds.

October 11: One-on-One Garden Consultation with Heather Wehnau
Heather Wehnau, Garden Plant Progagation Manager
Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Plant Propagation Manager Heather Wehnau-Federlein during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

October 19: Native Edible Landscapes
Natasha Elliott, Landscape Designer
Join Landscape Designer Natasha Elliott to enrich both your diet and your yard with native edible plants including Elderberry, White sage, Wild strawberry, and California bay.

October 19: Garden Tour: California Natives in Your Garden
Learn how to utilize California native plants in your garden on this horticulture-focused tour. We’ll discuss the growing conditions, habits, and tips for many of our native plants as we explore the grounds.

October 19: Dara Emery Memorial Lecture
A diverse group of panelists will each share their unique perspective on the complicated question of where conservation ends and horticulture begins for the beloved Dudleya.

October 20: Picking Plants with Patrick: Slopes & Erosion Control
Patrick Wiley, Garden Nursery Manager
Don’t let your yard go downhill! Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley will help you choose plants to stop erosion, recharge the water table, and frame your beautiful views.

October 26: Picking Plants with Patrick: Gardening in Small Spaces
Patrick Wiley, Garden Nursery Manager
You don’t need a large landscape to enjoy native plants and create habitat for native insects and animals. Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley will discuss how to grow California natives in small spaces.

October 26: One-on-One Garden Consultation with Patrick Wiley
Patrick Wiley, Garden Nursery Manager
Reserve a private Garden consultation with Garden Nursery Manager Patrick Wiley during the Garden's Fall Plant Sale.

- registration required for all events except Opening Day -

  image of SBBG Spring Plant Sale  image of native iris available at the SBBG Spring Plant Sale  A variety of native Pacific Coast image of iris at the SBBG Spring Plant Sale  image of Matilija poppy, Romneya coulteri, blooming in the SBBG Meadow  Image of Bruce Reed at Members Preview Party taken by Betsy Collins