San Marcos Growers Field Day

Around town, wedged into narrow strips of land under gigantic transmission towers emitting EMF radiation, can be seen rows and rows of plant stock being grown.

But I’ve never seen local plant stock approach the desirability displayed in the photos MB Maher took at San Marcos Growers recent Field Day held on October 1.

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But then those nurseries lack the unerring eye for great plants that exemplifies San Marcos Growers.

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Forget knocking off a Brink’s truck, doesn’t this photo tempt one into considering The Great Plant Heist? (kidding!)

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Among the speakers for the October 1 Field Day were:
Debra Lee Baldwin, author and garden photojournalist;
Carol Bornstein, author, garden designer, and past director of horticulture at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden;
John Greenlee, author, garden designer, and grass specialist;
Robert Perry, author, instructor, and landscape architect; Dr. Matt Ritter, author, botanist and instructor;
and Susan Van Atta, author and landscape architect.

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And now we’ll let the agaves, furcraeas, opuntias, grasses, and other plants strut their luminous, shimmering, glorious stuff.

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11 Responses to San Marcos Growers Field Day

  1. While I would have loved to be there I guess the next best thing is getting to enjoy these fabulous photos. San Marcos is such a wonderful place, nicely captured here.

  2. hoover boo says:

    Oh my that must have been fun! And beautiful photos too.

  3. Thank you Denise for the very nice comments and pictures.

    Randy Baldwin – San Marcos Growers

  4. Denise says:

    I thought the Field Days were open only to the trade…not so! Guess I should have Facebooked SMG.

  5. Pam/Digging says:

    Beautiful images and lovely, lovely plants. You must have had a great time.

  6. Grace says:

    Great plant heist sounds about right to me. And I’m not kidding. Well, maybe.

  7. Les says:

    Your backlit photos are very nice. Did you come home with any treasures?

  8. Kathy says:

    So am I to infer that MB Maher flew solo on this trip ? Might you not have carried the extra lenses or the tripod ? Perhaps it was another one of those dratted awfice days for you !

  9. Denise says:

    Yes, I did not attend, unfortunately. If there’s more photos than words, it’s safe to say I wasn’t in attendance!

  10. Megan says:

    Gorgeous shots! Would love to visit SMG’s in real life one of these days. Their website has helped me identify so many things 🙂

  11. M. says:

    thanks for your kind treatment of these images — glad they’ve got a good home — MB

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