Our monthly meetings are a forum for sharing knowledge and experience in all aspects of gardening and horticulture. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at Friendship Auditorium near Griffith Park (unless noted). We enthusiastically welcome new members, so please drop by.
Our regular monthly meetings are free to SCHS members and $5 for non-members. Children under 18 and students with school ID are free. Ample parking is available.
Photo provided by Jo O'Connell
Jo O'Connell on "Australian Native Plants: Survivors and Thrivers" PLUS our annual holiday party!
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00 at the Canoga Park Women's Club at 7401 Jordan Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303. Click here for directions.
In December, the SCHS welcomes Jo O’Connell, the owner of Australian Native Plants, located in Casitas Springs in the Ojai Valley, as our featured speaker. She is also a survivor of the 2017 Thomas Fire and a portion of her presentation will focus on its impact on the plants surrounding her nursery.
Born and raised in Australia, Jo has a degree in horticulture from the University of Western Sydney. Her background experience is in zoo horticulture and habitat design, revegetation projects, and the cut flower industry. She founded Australian Native Plants in the early 1990s, after coming to the United States to establish the Australian Garden at the Taft Gardens in Ojai, and stayed because she fell in love and got married!
With over 35 years’ experience growing Australian plants both in Australia and Southern California, Jo will address some of the toughest specimens worth trying in our changing climate, for their flowers, attractive qualities and cold and dry tolerances. She will talk about the nursery and her mail order business that ships plants all over the USA and internationally, as well as bringing along a selection of plants for purchase just ahead of the holidays.
We invite you to attend this special program which will be a highlight of our activity-packed annual holiday party. Don’t miss out on the festivities which will include tasty treats made by our members, a give-away table and of course, vendors offering choice selections for holiday gifting!
Upcoming SCHS Meetings:
*Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Jennifer Hinostroza of Mt. San Antonio College will speak on houseplants and balcony gardening.
* Thursday, February 14 - It's Valentine's Day! What better way to spend it than with your fellow Horties? Program TBD.
* Thursday, March 14 - Mike Evans from Tree of Life Nursery
Upcoming SCHS Events:
No special events at this time.