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Fall Gardening: What to Plant Now
It’s a perfect time to spruce up your garden with some new plants!
Come learn about California natives and perennials that will thrive with a fall planting.
Alameda County Master Gardener Birgitt Evans will share information on the benefits of California native plants and how to grow them.
Get familiar with some species that do well in Alameda County and watch a demonstration of proper planting technique.
And, of course, bring your gardening questions! Beginners and seasoned gardeners are welcome.
Birgitt Evans has been gardening since she was a child. In college she was mentored by one of the founders of the Hopkins-Peralta Community Garden in Berkeley, who introduced her to seed starting, composting and community gardening. Birgitt has experimented with growing food and ornamental plants ever since. She joined the Master Gardeners in 1999 and began teaching classes on a variety of topics for Master Gardeners and for the public. In 2004, dismayed by the lack of California native plants on the market and in people’s gardens, she conceived and helped create the Master Gardener publication, Outstanding Plants for Alameda County which features both California natives and Mediterranean plants. She grows both native plants and vegetables in her home garden and at the Master Gardeners’ Demo Garden at Lake Merritt.
Image credit: James Gaither.