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Mediterranean Skies: San Diego Style

Articles: Mediterranean Skies: San Diego Style

Patrick Anderson’s new entrance garden in Fallbrook, California. Photographs by RGT

All roads led to San Diego, it seemed, for the last weekend in September  2007. The destination was Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies V, and registrants arrived from all over Southern California, as well as from Northern California, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. Hosted by the San Diego Horticultural Society, Quail Botanical Gardens, The Water Conservation Garden, and the Mediterranean Garden Society, this edition of Pacific Horticulture’s popular symposia kept participants busy learning as much as possible about the opportunities and constraints of gardening in a mediterranean climate—specifically, that of San Diego County.

In a break from tradition, symposium coordinator Susi Torre-Bueno organized the weekend to provide maximum time outdoors in garden settings. Early arrivers enjoyed a day of talks and tours at The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College. Setting the pace for the weekend days were early morning programs at Quail Botanical Gardens by Shirley Kerins, on plants for the Southern California garden, and O...

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