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Time Location Saturday, April 18th Sunday April 19th

Proper Landscape Irrigation
Don Grime, Master Gardener

Bee Biology 101
James Lewicke, Guerilla Beekeepers

  Potting Shed Shaping Bonsai Trees
Member of the Orange County Bonsai Society, Charles Mashburn, will be shaping a large juniper on scene and will have two other fully shaped bonsais displayed during the demonstration.
Pruning Japanese Maples
Barry Hoffer, expert and owner of Maples for All Seasons will present a slide show and talk about tips and techniques for growing these beauties.

A Passion for Passion Flowers
Jorge Ochoa, Professor Long Beach City College, tends one of the largest in the world at LBCC.

Edible Passiflora (Passion vines of the world).
Jorge Ochoa, Professor Long Beach City College, tends one of the largest in the world at LBCC.
  Potting Shed Growing Strawberries Year Round
Julie Bawden-Davis will give a demonstration of planting strawberries in containers and raffle the demonstration container!
Creating Butterfly Habitats
Marianne Taylor, founder of Going Native Therapeutic Gardens & Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.

Painting Flowers
Artist and CSUF Professor Lawrence Yun will demonstrate watercolor techniques used in painting flowers.

Tania Marien
  Potting Shed Vermicomposting
Jose Gonzalez, graduate student.
Super Charge Your Soil
Gisele Shoniger, Kellogg Garden Products.

Japanese Maples: A Photographic Review
Barry Hoffer, Japanese Maple expert & owner of Maples for all Seasons.

Bees and other Pollinators
Thomas Farrell, Master Gardener.

  Potting Shed Gerainiums!
Robin Parer, Geranium expert and owner of Geraninaceae.
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Your Lawn Can Be Waterwise
Lawn & industry expert, Kon Knipp, "Mr. Fertilizer."

Butterflies in the Garden
Helen Wood, Master Gardener
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Julie Bawden Davis Julie Bawden Davis is a garden writer, Master Gardener. She is founder of, and in addition to gardening books has written over 1,500 articles for publications such as (where she has a gardening column), Organic Gardening, Family Circle,, Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Wildflower Magazine, Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Julie is the author of numerous books including The Strawberry Story: How to Grow Great Berries Year-Round in Southern California.
Jorge Ochoa Journey with Jorge Ochoa, director of the horticulture program at Long Beach City College, into the fascinating world of passionflowers (members of the genus Passiflora): their intricate blossoms, delicious fruit, beautiful vines and amazing insect interactions. Learn about their incredible diversity, the plant’s biology and how to enjoy them in your Southern California garden, whether it is large or small. Jorge has a long history of chasing passionflowers and has journeyed throughout Central and South America in search of this unique group of plants. He tends one of the largest collections of passionflowers in the world at Long Beach City College.
Lawrence Yun Lawrence Yun holds an MFA in Drawing/Painting and a BFA in Printmaking from California State University, Long Beach. Yun exhibits at Susan Schomburg Gallery of Bergamot Station, Santa Monica and his works are represented in various private and public collections, including the permanent collection of Sony Pictures, the Franklin Mint, and Terrania Resort, CA.
Robin Parer
SBarry Hoffer Barry’s passion is Japanese Maples. He turned his passion into a nursery, based in Pleasanton, CA specializing in Japanese Maples, Maples for all Seasons, with his wife and fellow Japanese Maple expert, Sue Hoffer. Barry’s passion grew from when he acquired his first Japanese Maple 18 years ago, to a collection of almost ¾ of the world’s available cultivars. He regularly conducts popular classes as “The Maple Guy,” teaching about gardening with Japanese Maples, the care and pruning of the Japanese maples as well as discussing the four seasons of the Japanese Maples. Being an expert on Japanese Maples as well as an Arborist, specializing in Japanese Maples, including the care, planting and pruning, Barry is a frequent radio guest on “Gardening with Ciscoe” as well as with Farmer Fred Hoffman’s “Garden Show” on NewsTalk Radio in Sacramento, CA.
  More “Discovery” speakers coming soon.
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