NEXT LUNCHEON MEETING

  DATE: THURSDAY,
28 MARCH 2019
  TIME: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  MEETING PLACE: UNIVERSITY CLUB
ALUMNI ROOM
1332 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, California
  SPEAKER: HEATHER SCHNEIDER
Rare plant biologist
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  TOPIC: She will be discussing "Rare Plants of the Santa Barbara Region."
  Please bring a plant for the plant exchange!

 
ACTIVITY DAY
  DATE: None scheduled

 


PAST MEETING SPEAKER: CAMERON HANNAH-BICK
UCSB Ecology, Evolution, Marine Biology Dept.,
Biology Greenhouse Fcility Manager

Cameron spoke about current research projects in the greenhouse facility.

COMPOST editor, Ray Kolbe was not in attendance. Consequently I have little information regarding this presentation, other than I was told that it was very technical.

Pink cymbidium after a rainfall

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe

Dendrobium

Yellow-green with magenta tongue cymbidium

CLUB BUSINESS

Spring is upon us and the horticulture committee has been busy as the variety of plants appearing at the 9AM Monday gathering continues to grow and expand. The committee members have been scouring their yards looking for interesting and rare species that will stand out at our plant sale in May. Now is the time to be dividing, potting, and transplanting in an effort to contribute to our plant sale. A suggestion is to buy some 4 inch potted plants at the nursery and move them up into larger pots. Please get in touch with Dan Chase at (804) 699-1461 to learn where the horticulture committee meets and how you might participate.

Submitted by
Dan Chase

Butterfly in milkweed

OTHER BUSINESS

Ray Kolbe has been working on the Santa Monica Creek Trail for a year and a half. Hundreds of native species have been planted and (some) invasive weeds removed and the bare ground covered with mulch. The goal of the project is a combination of beautification and pollinator habitat.

Consequently asclepias (milk weed) and sage are among the majority of the species planted. In addition, there are native cherry trees (holly leaf & catalina varities), elderberry, Pacific madrone, manzanita, wall flower, coreopsis, gilia, clarkia, coastal buckwheat, phacelia, poppy, and native grasses just to name a few.

Ray is always seeking help with this work in Carpinteria. Call for more details: (805) 705-3429.

Submitted by
Ray Kolbe

Pink cymbidium

The photos provided (cymbidium and dendrobium) are from Ray & Jessica's garden. We are experiencing a super bloom in our own yard! More photos to come.