Desert Accent Plants for the Southern California Garden
Speakers: Paul Ortega and SCBG Superintendent Tanya Finney
Paul Ortega is a native Californian who has resided in Palm Springs since 2001. He was drawn to the Palm Spring area to pursue his dream of opening a retail nursery specializing in desert and desert-adapted plants. After studying at College of the Desert and Living Desert University he worked at the nursery at The Living Desert. Paul has since developed his nursery: Desert Garden Center, LLC. He also teaches at Living Desert University, does guest speaking throughout southern California, is co-founder and current chair of the Desert Horticultural Society.
After Paul speaks, SCBG Superintendent, Tanya Finney will speak about our Desert Garden and lead a tour to see the garden and the new Display Greenhouse.