Good Advice and a Helping Hand.
- Is my plant sick?
- Can I grow an apple tree here?
- How can I attract butterflies?
- Help! Nothing grows in that corner…
Let me help you become a better gardener!
Get advice about:
– Ornamental gardens
– Edible gardens
– Container gardens
– Indoor plants
ISA Certified Arborist WE-5476A
ISA Qualified Risk Assessor CTRA502
ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist 516
Gardening is an art and a science, and learning the science doesn’t happen overnight. It doesn’t come from a fertilizer label. And every garden is different.
Let me answer your questions and help with your garden dilemmas. For nearly 15 years, I’ve been gardening professionally and personally all over San Francisco. My diverse experience includes ornamental and edible landscaping, young tree care, sidewalk gardening and outdoor/indoor container gardening.
Learn to plant and maintain the garden of your dreams, while you gain new skills along the way. You can do all the work yourself or I can give you a helping hand as you need it. For more complex projects, I can share my network of trusted professionals.
– “Matchmake” the right plant for the site.
– Inspect plants at the nursery – what to look for, what not to buy!
– Plant and prune correctly.
– Diagnose and prevent “sick” plants.
Feb 4, 6:15-7:45 pm: Pruning Class as part of the Citizen Forester Series at Friends of the Urban Forest. www.fuf.net
Feb 13, 10-noon: Tree walk for Canopy, themed “Tree Love:” tree reproduction, flowering and fruiting. Meet at Johnson Park in Palo Alto. Free but sign up at http://canopy.org/about-trees/canopy-tree-walks/
March 6, 1 pm, Blue Greenway walk. A joint effort with Friends of the Urban Forest and Walk SF.
March 12, 1-3 pm, “Ask the Experts: Gardening in a Drought Tour” at Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue and Lawton, San Francisco. Free but register: Registration link.
April 2, 10 am-noon, “Drought Tolerant Gardening” at Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue and Lawton, San Francisco. Free but register: Registration link.
April 16, 1-3 pm, “Ask the Experts: Organic Gardening Tour” at Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue and Lawton, San Francisco. Free but register: Registration link.
May 7, 10-12, “Secrets of Soil,”at Garden for the Environment, 7th Avenue and Lawton, San Francisco. $15-25. To register: Registration link.
June/early July 2016: Arboriculture Boot Camp! A prep course for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam, or may be used for professional development/CEUs.
August 13: Conifer ID and Landscape Use, SF Botanical Gardens. SOLD OUT! If we get 10 people on the waitlist, a 2nd date of September 24 will be added.
September 18: “Protecting Trees During Development,” PNWISA Annual Training Conference, Boise, Idaho.
October 14: 2 talks at the WCISA regional meeting, Arcata, CA.