Creating a Collectors’ Garden

By David Feix
Tuesday, August 21, 7:00 pm

David Feix is a landscape designer based in Berkeley, CA who loves designing with succulents, bromeliads, subtropicals and California native plants that enjoy growing in our mild San Francisco Bay Area climate.

This month’s talk will be about the garden David and his crew designed and installed for Marilyn Moyer and Peder Samuelsen at their new home in the hills above Redwood City. Marilyn and Peder are long-time members of SFSCS, and they were delighted to finally be able to grow outdoors many of the more tender succulents that just weren’t hardy enough to succeed in their former location in the Atherton flats (not so far away, but with a significantly different microclimate).

The design incorporated many of their favorites from their vast collection of plants; only the transplanted 30-year-old Boojum trees failed to make the move successfully. It was certainly fun to work with such wonderful clients and some really special plants. The garden is now 3 years old, yet looks far more mature, and the photos track the progress from the beginning in the fall of 2015 until this past spring.

Melanie Hamilton will be this month’s featured grower.

What to bring:

For the Show & Tell table, we will feature Gymnocalycium on the cactus side, and bromeliads 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 I to M, and any other members who would like to contribute this month.

Meeting Location:

Auditorium in the San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave (at Lincoln Way), San Francisco — MAP