This past weekend was the first annual Succulent Celebration in San Diego County. I went with my wonderful mother-in-law who also adores gardening. She lives in Escondido neat the gorgeous nursery that hosted the event, Waterwise Botanicals.
Honestly seeing the nursery itself was worth the trip. They had a beautiful selection of plants (reasonably priced too). They had great example gardens too filled with ways to design with water wise plants. As I get plants for my yard I plan to make another trip up there.
We were able to hear Debra Lee Baldwin speak on get 10 favorite succulents. I have been reading her work for years (not knowing it was her until recently). I was pleased that she is even more delightful (and funny) in person! Her talk was wonderful, informative and fun. The people who attended were delightful as well being easy to chat with and filled with the same enthusiasm for growing things. Due to schedule constraints with my son we were unable to hear the other speakers or attend the workshops. Both of us wish that we had allotted more time for it. If they have this event next year we decided that we are going back and bringing friends with us as we’ll.