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Plant sale March 5


February 25, 2011 (Rancho San Diego)–The Water Conservation Garden helps gardeners ease into spring planting season each Saturday in March by offering expert presentations and specialized plant sales.


From 9-10 a.m. each Saturday this month, experts will offer hour-long seminars which highlight a particular plant species, followed by a plant sale from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. In addition, a large variety of drought-tolerant ornamental plants will be for sale in The Garden’s onsite nursery all month long. An extra 20 percent discount on plants in The Garden’s nursery will be offered on March 5 to members and those who join.


“The Garden has a lot of friends who are experts in the plant world, and we are fortunate to have some of them offer the public inside advice on growing and caring for particular plants as the spring planting season approaches,” said Elizabeth Ramos, The Garden’s Events and Marketing Specialist.

The Presentation Schedule for March Plant Madness is as follows:

March 5: Member Discount Madness—20% discount for members, and those who become members
March 5: Designing with Succulents, featuring The Succulent Ladies
March 12: Australians and South Africans: Drought-tolerant Exotics with Walter Parkola
March 19: Grow Heirloom Tomatoes with Karan Greenwald, The Tomato Queen
March 26: Vegetable Gardening the Organic Way! with Dave Yetz. Horticulturist

All presentations are from 9am-10pm. Fee: $5 Non-Members, Free to Members
The plant sale runs from 9am-12pm each Saturday, and admission to sale (no presentation) is free.

The following nurseries partnered with The Garden for March Plant Madness: Miramar Wholesale Nurseries, Mountain States Wholesale Nurseries, and Village Nurseries.

Opened in 1999, the Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting water conservation in the landscape through excellent exhibits and programs that educate and inspire the public. The Garden is supported in part by member water agencies, garden partnerships and private donations. For more information, please visit or call 619-660-0614 x10.


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