California Native Plants for the Near Future: Water Use Reduction and Ecological Benefits to your Business

by Susan Krzywicki | On Demand

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Webinar Description:
Reducing landscape irrigation needs, minimizing chemical use, and gardening for sustainability (building habitat and reducing green waste) are all important trends that benefit from the use of California native plants. This session will explore some of the myths of native plants; show beautiful, low maintenance examples of native plant gardens in managed landscapes as well as individual residences; and explain the benefits of native plants over the broader and less effective Mediterranean or “drought-tolerant” plant selection categories.

Learning Objectives:
1. The key California native landscape plants that provide extended bloom, color, and reliability.
2. How maintenance strategies in managed landscapes differ from conventional practices.
3. The key benefits of California native plants over other plant selections, such as Mediterranean and drought-tolerant selections.


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Susan Krzywicki

Susan Krzywucki is a California native plant landscape designer, since 2003, in San Diego County. Clients have ranged from individual homeowners to landscape maintenance companies with large homeowners associations. She was the first California Native Plant Society Horticulture Program Director. Susan has also served on the board of San Diego Canyonlands, chaired Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens Programs Committee, taught the San Diego County Water Authority’s California Friendly Landscape Training, and serves on the Port of San Diego Chula Vista Bayfront Cultural and Design Committee.