Publish by: Walter Andersen Nursery
By Moosa Creek
If you're disappointed by Yosemite because there aren't any palm trees or succulents, then the natives class at Walter Andersen Nursery's Poway location on Oct. 20 may not be for you. Everyone else, however, should enjoy this detailed examination on how to capture nature's beauty in your home landscape. Be prepared to throw everything about ornamental horticulture out the window as Greg Rubin shows you how to create breathtaking native landscapes with year round color and interest that will be the pride (not embarrassment) of the neighborhood. You may lose the mow and blow guy and high water bills, but gain tons of birds, butterflies, color, and fragrance in a tranquil setting that will plop you back into the nature of your youth.
Rubin has been featured in a number of periodicals including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune, and magazines such as Sunset, Kiplinger’s, San Diego Home and Garden, Pacific Horticulture, and California Gardener. Media coverage includes appearances on most local San Diego TV stations and as a repeat guest on NPR. Greg regularly gives presentations on native plants to garden clubs and other organizations throughout Southern California.
He is the owner of California's Own Native Landscape Design and has designed more than 600 native landscapes in Southern California. Many of these landscapes were involved in the firestorms of 2003 and 2007 and none were lost to fire. Greg Rubin is the author of "The California Native Landscape: The Homeowner's Design Guide to Restoring its Beauty and Balance."
The class will be held at Walter Andersen Nursery, 12755 Danielson Ct., in Poway at 9:30 a.m.