CSUN-al Gardening Class: Bulbs of South Africa

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am


Saturday, December 1, 2018  9 -11 a.m.
Tom Glavich, Skyview Succulents

Picture of naked ladies flower
Amaryllis belladona (naked ladies) flower
Many species of plants, especially bulbs, from South Africa are well-suited to southern California gardens.  Amaryllis, Gladiolus, and Freesia are well-known for bringing floral cheer to the home garden, but there are numerous lesser-known beauties such as Albuca, Ferraria, Lachenalia, and Babiana, that are favored for their distinctive and captivating blossoms.

On Saturday, December 1st, from 9 – 11 a.m., Tom Glavich will reveal his secrets of successfully growing these exotic bulbs.  On a recent journey to South Africa, Tom photographed many species in-habitat.  He will introduce us to these wild beauties and also to home-grown charmers from his nursery collection.

An accomplished grower of bulbs, succulents, and bromeliads,  Tom is also the author of 'The Beginner’s Guide to Haworthia, Agave and other Succulent Monocots'  as well as numerous newsletter articles for local cactus and succulent clubs.  He expresses his creative talents through ceramics and plant illustrations.

Registration for the free class is required. Please e-mail to request a space in the class or for more information. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.