2014 SMAS Events and Educational Classes

All programs listed below are held at the Kohl Pumphouse in San Mateo Central Park.  Enter at 9th & Palm Avenues, follow path to iron dog statue.  Go through white gates to the left of the statue, and the Pumphouse is behind the Victorian fountain.

Sunday Master Gardener Plant Clinics: Oct 5, Nov 2.    Come anytime between 11:30am – 1pm. FREE
The Master Gardeners are available to answer your questions from general information to advice about specific problems.  You may bring samples  of your plants for better diagnosis.  Use a Ziploc or similar bag to carry your sample.  If you suspect insect damage, try to include some of the insects so they can be correctly identified.  http://ucanr.org/sites/MGsSMSF/

 Sunday Garden Seminars:

FREE to the public on the first Sunday of each month (except September).

October 5, 1 – 2:30pm.  Sasanquas: Camellias for an extended blooming season FREE

Gene FleetGene Fleet local garden designer and board member of the SFPCS Camellia Society will be speaking about Sasanquas, the “sun camellia”. His presentation will focus on this camellia that thrives in the sunnier parts of your garden.

Sasanquas bloom early in the year beginning in September and finishing in early spring just when the japonicas and retics begin their colorful display. Gene will also discuss general camellia care such as fall and spring fertilizing, repotting, and replanting as well as general gardening topics.

NOTE: a silent auction will be held for camellia plants in 5-gallon pots. These have been generously donated through the SFPCS Camellia Society, with proceeds to benefit SMAS. Bring cash or checkbooks and don’t miss this excellent opportunity to acquire quality camellia plants for your garden!

November 2, 1 – 2:30pm.   Vertical G(art)ening: Bringing the Natural Beauty of the World Closer FREE

Kristel GramlichWhen introduced about ten years ago, vertical gardens were mostly being made in rectangular shapes. The public enjoyed the novelty of seeing eye-level gardens, as well as their relatively easy care and portability. Soon there was a desire for more creative presentations.

Now, vertical gardens can be found in every shape, frame and configuration imaginable. Still, pointers are needed for the most suitable containers, and techniques for creating an eye-pleasing, long-lasting garden.

Join Plantasy’s owner and founder Kristel Gramlich to find out why Sunset Magazine called her Vertical G(art)ens #1 Best in the West! Learn what sets her product apart from the competition and what plant varieties work best for both indoors and out!

Nursery/Greenhouse * Plant Sales
Open Tuesday, Thursday: 10am – 2:00pm.  Sunday: 10am-Noon   Ph. (650) 579-0536

* Become an SMAS member and receive a 10% discount in addition to supporting San Mateo Central Park