After two highly successful Zoom meetings — with Dr. Matt Daughtery on Invasive Insects and Jorge Ochoa on Botanical Blunders –, the chapter is going to attempt a video tour of a member’s garden. If you are a chapter member, you should have received a newsletter with the Zoom links. If not, please let us know.
Our host moved into his house in Cheviot Hills in early 2011. After removing several overgrown trees on the property, he started his collection with a few citrus and stone fruit trees. Growing fruit trees for the first time, he found that there was a lot to learn and over time it became a serious part of his life. For nine years now, he has been adding trees and learning more about the best practices for fruit tree gardening. Many of his trees are grafted or started from rooted cuttings. The garden is watered with drip irrigation.
Our host is a member of both the West LA and the LA chapters. Holding degrees in economics, business, finance, and IT, he began gardening as an amateur, like most of us. Another of his hobbies is as a volunteer scuba instructor for LA County Department of Parks and Recreation.