2023 Talks

February 11, 10am– 11am
Creating Low-Water High Biodiversity Gardens! with Ann-Marie Benz
Imagine a beautiful yard that requires little to no water or maintenance. What if it also supported birds, butterflies, and biodiversity. Come learn how to make that vision a reality at this free talk with Ann-Marie Benz from the California Native Plant Society. She will teach you how to create a more biodiverse habitat garden in your yard that will not only look beautiful but will help the planet too!
WHERE: Annie’s Annuals & Perennials Nursery, 740 Market Ave., Richmond CA
WHEN: Saturday, February 11th 10am – 11am (rain or shine)
February 11th
All Day – 9am – 5pm
Native Plant Extravaganza Day! – Supporting the Bringing Back the Natives Tour 2023
Shop at Annie’s all day on Saturday, Feb. 11th and a percentage of your CA Native plant purchases will go to support the Bay Area’s 19th annual Bringing Back the Natives Tour. Now is the perfect time to plant natives, especially early blooming annuals, which will not only make your garden look beautiful, but will help the native pollinators and the environment too. Annie’s grows over 250 different varieties of CA native plants. See the latest list here

Extravaganza Days are happening three Saturdays in spring: Feb 11, Mar. 25 and April 29

For more information about Bringing Back the Natives and the in-person tour happening May 6th & 7th visit their website.
Saturday, February 18th 10am – 11amGrowing Drought Tolerant Cottage-Style Gardens! An exciting free talk with landscape designer Galen Fultz

Join landscape designer Galen Fultz as he discusses the science and art of creating the water wise cottage garden. A cottage garden is generally defined as an informal and individualistic planting of ornamental and edible plants including annuals, perennials, roses, shrubs, vines, small trees, herbs, and vegetables. Done thoughtfully, colorful cottage gardens can be created that are simultaneously water-wise and even provide habitat for birds and pollinators. He will cover soil preparation, watering and plant selection (including California natives).
Galen Fultz has been designing plant-focused landscapes in Northern California for over 40 years and is the owner of Avant Garden, a Marin County landscape design company. He has been cited in numerous publications and showcased in Better Homes and Gardens, California Home and Design, the Ross Garden Tour, and the HGTV Channel. He also founded the Marin Garden School in 1996 and has taught landscape design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
WHERE: Annie’s Annuals & Perennials Nursery, 740 Market Ave., Richmond CA
WHEN: Saturday, February 18th 10am – 11am (rain or shine)
February 25th
Container Gardening with Jill Sowards
Sun, Jan, 15th,11am -12:00pmEileen Jackson Masters Guide To Rose Pruning!
Eileen Jackson is a 20 plus year member of the American Rose Society and the North Bay Rose Society, Consulting Rosarian, Master Rosarian and Accredited Horticultural Judge for the American Rose Society. She grows over 60 roses of various types, down from 140 a few years ago.
Join Eileen in the Nursery THIS SATURDAY to learn all about rose pruning.
WHEN: Sun Jan. 15th. 11:00 AM
WHERE: Annie’s Annuals Retail Nursery – 740 Market Ave., Richmond CA
Sat, Jan, 21th,10am -1:00pmNature Journaling Workshop! With MJ Broadbent & Kate Rutter
Bring your love for plants to a whole new level! Nature journaling is the act of putting pen (or pencil) to paper to observe aspects of nature with curiosity and attention. At this in-person workshop you’ll learn about establishing (or enhancing) your nature journaling practice among the beautiful demonstration gardens and nursery plants at Annie’s Annuals & Perennials Nursery in Richmond CA. Note – Annie’s Annuals is the venue host for this paid workshop with instructors MJ Broadbent & Kate Rutter. Tickets and registration for this event is via their Eventbrite listing https://www.eventbrite.com/…/workshop-nature-journaling.
WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
COST: $45 – $65
WHERE: Annie’s Annuals & Perennials Nursery, 740 Market Ave., Richmond CA
January 28th 11am – 12pm (rain or shine)Bare Root Boot Camp! with Ed Laivo

Join Ed Laivo, author of Backyard Orchard Culture, for an exciting and FREE talk about growing bare root fruit trees! Ed has spent years amending and refining his growing and pruning techniques, both on his own and while working at Dave Wilson Nursery and the Urban Tree Farm in Santa Rosa. He will share his lessons learned and best practices with you to help ensure your fruit tree growing success. Bring your pictures and questions for Ed! Annie’s Annuals has also just received our shipment of bare root fruit trees for the season so our nursery is stocked with over 60 varieties to choose from listed on our website.

WHERE: Annie’s Annuals & Perennials Nursery, 740 Market Ave., Richmond CA
WHEN: January 28th 11am – 12pm (rain or shine)

Our talks are held at the nursery in our demonstration gardens and are always FREE!

Join us – RAIN OR SHINE!

2023 Talks

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