September 25, 2023 - California Native Plants for Sonoma County Gardens
Presented by: Liz Parsons
Liz is an avid gardener with a special interest in California native plants. She will share experiences with CA native plants that do well in Sonoma County. Her education in horticulture was obtained at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Liz has been a member of the Santa Rosa Garden Club for over 25 years. She served as President of the SRGC in 2007/05 and again in 2013/14. Her special interest has always been the native plants of California. She has been very active in the Milo Baker Chapter of the California Native Plant Society and was the coordinator of their plant sale for over 30 years.
In 2005 she was given the honor of becoming a Fellow of the CNPS in recognition of her service. She cultivated her Kenwood garden for over 30 years, but has recently moved to Oakmont. The garden is much smaller, but she is planting many of the plants she has grown to love. There is a heritage Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) in her new front yard.
Liz was born in Illinois and moved to California at 28. The difference in the plants was so striking that she began to study the flora of her new home and planted many of those plants. It has been her passion ever since. Liz enjoys gardening with all sorts of plants, but is particularly interested in the drought tolerant plants from the areas of the world with a Mediterranean climate.