Agaves: Photographed in habitat, cultivated & hybridized

By Jeremy Spath
Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 pm

Note: Due to the Pacific Orchid Exposition’s set-up, this month’s meeting will be held in the adjacent Rec Room & Garden Club Room, not the Auditorium. Parking in the back of the building may be in use and/or unavailable to us. Please plan accordingly.

Jeremy Spath will be speaking about select agaves he has photographed in habitat, as well as ones he has grown and cross-bred. He will explain his ideas on which traits to consider when crossing, and he will share some of the results of his efforts.

Jeremy began his plant career 12 years ago at the San Diego Botanic Gardens (formerly known as Quail Gardens) in Encinitas, CA. While at the gardens he was exposed to many different plant groups but was most attracted to succulents, cycads, bromeliads, palms and bamboos. Inspired by the plants, he felt an urge to travel into the field to study them, and he has been hooked ever since the first trip. He left the botanic gardens to launch a landscape company called Water’s Path Landscape, and he has also worked at Rancho Soledad Nursery in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Jeremy continues to design & install landscapes in North San Diego County as well as grow, tissue culture, & sell plants from his nursery, Hidden Agave.

Jeremy spends most of his days working with plants, but is happiest in the field, since to him, nature is truly the best landscaper.

This month’s featured grower will be Melanie Hamilton.

What to bring:

For this month’s Show & Tell table, we will feature we will feature agaves on the succulent side and columnar cacti on the cactus side, and anything else looking good to share.

Please bring baked goodies, fruit, snack food or a beverage if your last name begins with the letters N to R, and any other members who would like to contribute this month.

Meeting Location:

Rec Room & Garden Club Room (not in the Auditorium) in the San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave (at Lincoln Way), San Francisco — MAP