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Annual Awards Dinner

San Diego County Flower & Plant Association Annual Awards Dinner on June 23, 2022 at 6:00pm Join the Association for dinner and an evening of celebration Carlsbad Seapointe Resort 6400 Surfside Lane, Carlsbad 92011 $85.00 per person (early sign up) $95.00 per person (if you sign up after 6/17/22)


The rose is a type of flowering shrub. Its name comes from the Latin word Rosa.[1] The flowers of the rose grow in many different colors, from the well-known red rose or yellow roses and sometimes white or purple roses. Roses belong to the family of plants called Rosaceae. All roses were originally wild and they come from several parts of the world, North America, Europe, northwest Africa and many […]


The Aztecs were the first to cultivate poinsettias. Cultivation in the US began when diplomat Joel Roberts Poinsett sent some of the plants back to his greenhouses in South Carolina in the 1820s. Specific details about its spread from there are largely unverifiable, but it was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 1829 by Colonel Robert Carr. The […]


The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer long. Here’s how to grow peonies and get the best peony flowers in your garden.


Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The genus contains more than 1,800 different plant species. The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates. In cooler climates some species are cultivated outside in summertime for their […]


Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. Countless horticultural varieties and cultivars exist. Over 140 cultivars of chrysanthemum have gained the Royal Horticultural […]

Annual Live Plant Growers Meeting

San Diego County Farm Bureau Eric Larson will be our Guest Speaker updating us on the important issues that effect our industry. SDC Farm Bureau Nov. 7, 2018 6:00 pm (Dinner & Meeting at 7:00) 420 S. Broadway, Escondido 92025 Cost: $50-Members, $55-Non Members, $60 at the door EVENT SPONSORS AHS-American AgCredit-Berger-Green-Planet Soil-Harrell’s-SDG&ESorensen-G.H.-Target Specialty Products

Succulents vs. Cacti

People often use the terms succulents and cacti interchangeably, which is scientifically incorrect. Understanding the relation between the two will help properly distinguish them and help with identification. Succulents are plants that store water in their stems, roots, and leaves. There are about 60 different plant families within the group of succulents, including aloe, haworthia, sedum, sempervivum, and of course, cacti. Cacti are fleshy plants that […]


The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants. The Orchidaceae have about 28,000 currently accepted species, distributed in about 763 genera. The determination […]