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August 2017 Program

An entertaining, educational and sensory delight awaits us with Ted Kipping’s talk on “Symphonies in Chartreuse”. Ted Kipping is well known in horticultural circles for the past 35 years and is a coveted speaker and expert in all things botanical. “Chartreuse, until recently has been the neglected and unwanted stepchild in the garden with it’s electric-acid shades shifting somewhere between yellow and green. However, horticulturally, we are now much more sophisticated in our appreciation of the different and unusual." “Symphonies in Chartreuse” is a visual celebration with music showing how adventurous gardeners have incorporated this amazing shade of green into their landscapes. Some hues are temporarily observed in the developmental stages of normal growth; others are distinctly in this color range throughout their splendid vegetal lives - found in trees, shrubs, bulbs, vines, annuals and perennials. Mr. Kipping studied Natural History at Columbia University, then went to work at Strybing Arboretum (now San Francisco Botanical Garden) in Golden Gate Park. There, he worked with a broad range of plants and his interest in trees and shrubs grew. In 1976 he started his own tree-trimming enterprise, Tree Shapers. He has studied in Japan to learn the art of Aesthetic Pruning and became known as the “go-to” person for pruning. An avid naturalist and member of numerous horticultural societies, his is also well known for his photography and “Family Potlucks” featuring visually beautiful programs with guest speakers from all over the globe. Guests are welcome to attend - fee is $5. Judy Hogan, Program Chair


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Earlier Event: June 27
June 2017 Program
Later Event: September 27
September 2017 Program