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SANTA ROSA: Learn all about succulents

Succulents are the latest thing in garden design.

Learn which varieties of these popular water-wise plants grow best in Sonoma County during a talk by expert Aaron Ryan before the Santa Rosa Garden Club on Sept. 24.

Ryan, who was assistant to the curator of succulents at the arboretum at the University of California at Santa Cruz, works for Cottage Gardens of Petaluma, where he propagates and oversees the nursery's succulent display garden.

He will dispel some common misconceptions about succulents and give advice on propagation, as well as bring some special plants for sale.

The general public is invited to attend the free talk starting at 1:30 p.m. a the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa.

For information call 537-6885 or e-mail gardenevents@yahoo.com.

SANTA ROSA: Willowside students set for bargain plant sale

Stock up on bargain plants for your fall garden at the Willowside School fall plant sale Sept. 22

The non-profit school-based nursery will have great deals on Japanese maples, deodar cedars, hornbeam, olive trees, Trident maples, roses, hydrangeas, grasses, magnolias, elms, succulents, redwoods and more.

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