Upcoming Events

Easy Seed Starting

Learn everything you need to start your summer garden from seed
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Seed Starting Workshops - In Person

March 9: Native West Nursery, South Bay
San Diego

March 16: A Floral Studio, Carlsbad
March 23: Private Garden, Escondido

Everything you need to know to start your vegetable garden from seed. You’ll learn the tips and techniques to go from seed to seedling to planting including:

  • Preparing to plant your seeds
  • Germinating your seeds
  • Watering, fertilizing, and maintaining your young seedlings
  • Successfully transplanting you seedlings to soil
  • Caring for your newly planted seedlings

…And much more!

All in-person workshops include access to the online Easy Seed Starting course!

Hot Color, Dry Garden

Live Webinar and Q&A
March 21, 2024, 7pm Pacific Time
Fee: $20

Do you dream of making a beautiful, drought resilient garden that is filled with color and interest? Join garden expert, designer, and author Nan Sterman as she demonstrates ways to add color to your garden, from architecture to accessories to details. Learn which colors work best in your climates, ways to combine colors, where to find inspiration for color palettes, and uncommon color combinations that work beautifully in the garden. And of course, Nan talks about choosing plants that fill your garden with beautiful hues!

Australia: Mediterranean Down Under

October 17 - 31, 2024

Sydney, Perth, Margaret's River/Albany, Melbourne

Immerse yourself in Australia’s horticulture and natural wonders!  Highlights include:

  • Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney
  • Royal Botanical Gardens Cranbourne
  • Blue Mountains
  • Flower market visits
  • Wineries
  • And much, much, much more!

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Join Nan for a Container Gardening How-To
at Mission Hills Garden Club

Thursday, April 25, 2024
6:00-8:00 PM Pacific Time

Not everyone has room for an entire garden, but everyone has room for a container garden.  Container gardens are just like gardens in the ground, just smaller.

They have exactly the same requirements – light, water, and soil.  In this demonstration, Nan discusses the best uses for different types of containers and how to match plants to pots and pots to plants. She’ll demonstrate container-planting methods, how to combine plants, how to find the right spot for container gardens, and so on. She’ll share some of her best tips for making container gardens instant successes.  And the containers she creates will be raffled off!

Join Nan at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico!

April 13 - 20, 2024

Rooted in Beauty: Exploring Gardens and Gardening from California to Tecate to Your Backyard

Join Nan for a week-long series on plants and gardens that are a feast for our eyes and our bellies.  We’ll explore the unique challenges and opportunities of gardening in Northern Baja and most of California, which share a Mediterranean climate.  We’ll explore the experience of living and gardening where summers are dry and rain falls in the cool months of the year, covering topics such as soil and sunshine, rainfall, plant selection, and techniques for creating beautiful, thriving gardens.

Want a discount? Make your reservation using code “RLP-PRP Nan Sterman” to learn about the options. Click the button below for more information and to book your stay!