Julie Bawden Davis is a garden writer, Master Gardener. She is founder of HealthyHouseplants.com, and in addition to gardening books has written over 1,500 articles for publications such as Parade.com (where she has a gardening column), Organic Gardening, Family Circle, HGTV.com, Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Wildflower Magazine, Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Julie is the author of numerous books including The Strawberry Story: How to Grow Great Berries Year-Round in Southern California.
Journey with Jorge Ochoa, director of the horticulture program at Long Beach City College, into the fascinating world of passionflowers (members of the genus Passiflora): their intricate blossoms, delicious fruit, beautiful vines and amazing insect interactions. Learn about their incredible diversity, the plant’s biology and how to enjoy them in your Southern California garden, whether it is large or small. Jorge has a long history of chasing passionflowers and has journeyed throughout Central and South America in search of this unique group of plants. He tends one of the largest collections of passionflowers in the world at Long Beach City College.
Lawrence Yun holds an MFA in Drawing/Painting and a BFA in Printmaking from California State University, Long Beach. Yun exhibits at Susan Schomburg Gallery of Bergamot Station, Santa Monica and his works are represented in various private and public collections, including the permanent collection of Sony Pictures, the Franklin Mint, and Terrania Resort, CA.
Barry’s passion is Japanese Maples. He turned his passion into a nursery, based in Pleasanton, CA specializing in Japanese Maples, Maples for all Seasons, with his wife and fellow Japanese Maple expert, Sue Hoffer. Barry’s passion grew from when he acquired his first Japanese Maple 18 years ago, to a collection of almost ¾ of the world’s available cultivars. He regularly conducts popular classes as “The Maple Guy,” teaching about gardening with Japanese Maples, the care and pruning of the Japanese maples as well as discussing the four seasons of the Japanese Maples. Being an expert on Japanese Maples as well as an Arborist, specializing in Japanese Maples, including the care, planting and pruning, Barry is a frequent radio guest on “Gardening with Ciscoe” as well as with Farmer Fred Hoffman’s “Garden Show” on NewsTalk Radio in Sacramento, CA.
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