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April 2016

April 2016 Meeting

April 17, 2016 | 11:30 - 14:00
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, 1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, 90840 United States

Sunday April 17, 11:30am Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, Cal State Long Beach We will be holding our 1st meeting of 2016 at a beautiful hidden gem of a garden. Come join us for another great time with your fellow admirers of greenery and gorgeous sights that please the senses. This meeting will be on a Sunday instead of the usual Saturday due to the garden not being open on Saturdays. There will be a guided tour and fish feeding…

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May 2016

SCHS May 2016 Meeting

May 14, 2016 | 11:00 - 14:00
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, 100 Stein Plaza Driveway,
Los Angeles, 90095

Hello Hibiscus Friends! Our May Meeting will be another dandy as we discover yet another hidden gem of a garden nestled amongst the urban sprawl of Southern California.  Come join us for a fun few hours on the Westside of LA where we will have our own reserved patio area for our meeting and then get to explore the gardens all on the edge of the UCLA campus.  Garden tour to follow the meeting. Admission Fee is $11/person and we…

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June 2016

SCHS June Meeting 2016

June 18, 2016 | 09:00 - 13:00
Armstrong Nursery, 25225 Crenshaw Blvd 90505
Torrance, 90505 United States

Our June 2016 meeting is another fun and interesting destination as we will be holding our meeting at the flagship store for Southern California based Armstrong Garden Centers in Torrance.  We will be starting an hour earlier than usual at 9am as there will be a free class given by Armstrong Garden Experts on the topic of “Pollinators”.  Should be an informative and information packed one hour not to be outdone by our meeting that we will be holding after…

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July 2016

SCHS July 2016 Meeting

July 9, 2016 | 10:00 - 16:00

The July 2016 meeting will be held at our president’s home in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles.  Come visit a one of a kind lush and colorful hibiscus garden packed into one tidy property.  A great opportunity to observe and learn the techniques used in not only growing a world class hibiscus garden but how to take it to the next level and make it the garden of your dreams. We will also be holding our 1st hibiscus…

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August 2016

SCHS August 2016 Meeting

August 13, 2016 | 10:00

The August 2016 Meeting will be held at Dr Ernest Curtis’ home in North Orange County.  This is a meeting not to be missed as there are over 200 hibiscus planted in ground along with a wide range of plumeria as well.  The last meeting held here August 2015 was legendary as all of Dr Curtis’ plants were in full bloom and it was a site many of us had never seen before. We will be holding another fantastic plant…

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September 2016

SCHS September Meeting

September 10, 2016 | 10:00 - 13:00

We will be very fortunate to be holding our September Meeting at the beautiful home of Len Geiger in Vista.  Len and his family will be opening up their doors to their well known palms and tropicals landscaped property for us to have the perfect setting for our Sept meeting.  Another rare treat for our members to experience such a beautiful and well kept tropical oasis. For those of you who have not been to Vista before it is a…

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October 2016

SCHS October Meeting

October 8, 2016 | 10:00 - 14:00

Hello Hibiscus Friends! Our October Meeting will be: Saturday October 8 10am – 2pm Colorlicious Hibiscus Gardens Hollywood, California Fall is upon us and so is the best time of year for blooms! Come join us for a fabulous Saturday morning at the home of Darren Eminian and see a wonderful array of blooms to delight the senses. What is that you say – need even more incentive to attend? How about each bloom in the photo below is a…

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November 2016

SCHS November 2016 Meeting

November 12, 2016 | 10:30 - 14:30
Virginia Robinson Gardens, 1008 Elden Way
Beverly Hills, 90210 United States

We have a stellar location for our next meeting at the historic Robinson Family Mansion of Beverly Hills (Robinson’s Department Stores ring a bell?). We are the only group that day to have a docent led tour of the entire mansion and property full of fascinating information about the history of the family. One of my neighbors who loves my hibiscus garden will be our docent so a lot of fun for sure. Saturday Nov 12  10:30am – 2:30pm Virginia…

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December 2016

SCHS Holiday Party & December 2016 Meeting

December 17, 2016 | 12:00 - 14:00

We will be holding our annual Holiday Party in December.  Location is to be determined – we have had great feedback from members after having held both previous parties at SuperMex in Fullerton. More to come…

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April 2017

SCHS April 2017 Event

April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Cal State Fullerton Botanical Gardens, 1900 Associated Rd
Fullerton, CA 92831 United States

  We start off our 2017 calendar year of meetings with a dynamo of an event. The annual Green Scene Plant Fair Expo at the Fullerton Botanical Gardens. We will be debuting our new SCHS booth at the fair which runs for two days April 22 & 23. We will be there all day both days so stop by and join us for a lot of fun and some of the best plant shopping in Southern California. Follow the link…

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May 2017

SCHS May 2017 Meeting

May 13, 2017 | 10:00
John & Greg’s Home, 2170 Mendocino Lane
Altadena, CA 91001 United States

It is with much excitement that we are announcing our May meeting. Few words can describe the amazing and plentiful palm focused landscaping that John and Greg have surrounded their estate home with. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy this gorgeous setting in person so don’t miss out. Our hosts are generously providing pizza and salad for lunch. We ask that any one attending can bring a side dish or dessert that would be appreciated. Please inform us on…

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June 2017

SCHS June 2017 Meeting

June 17, 2017 | 09:00 - 12:00
Armstgrong Garden Center – Torrance, 25225 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505 United States

  Our June meeting will be at the Armstrong Garden Nursery in Torrance where there will be a class on plumeria care. Plumeria are one of the best complimentary plants for hibiscus so a great opportunity to gain some helpful insight in how to best grow them as well as purchase some while there. Class starts at 9am and will last for one hour. Our meeting will be in the same spot at 10am for an additional hour. Afterwards we…

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July 2017

SCHS July 2017 Event

July 15, 2017
Alondra Park, 3850 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Lawndale, CA 90260 United States

  In July we will be breaking out our stunning SCHS booth set up at the annual Ho’olaule’a Festival in Lawndale. This event is attended by thousands of people from all over Southern California so a great chance for us to spread the word about our wonderful group and those super amazing hibiscus. It is a one day event on Saturday so make plans to come on by and enjoy all the festivities. We are looking for anyone who wants…

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August 2017

SCHS August 2017 Meeting

August 12, 2017 | 10:00 - 13:00
Dr Ernest Curtis’ Home, 1081 Tropic Lane
Santa Ana, CA 92705 United States

Our August meeting is a tradition to be held at Dr Ernest Curtis home in North Tustin. He has well over 300 exotic hibiscus plants and dozens of plumeria all planted in ground. Immerse yourself in sensory overload as you will be surrounded by beautiful flowers and colors of all shapes and sizes. We will have a 1 hour social time before the meeting starts at 11am to enjoy all the beauty. Lunch and hibiscus plant auction to follow. Looking…

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September 2017

SCHS September Meeting

September 16, 2017 | 10:00 - 14:00

    Colorlicious Hibiscus Gardens in Hollywood. Sat Sept 16 10-2pm Hello Hibiscus Friends! Our September meeting is coming up quickly and we have another must see location. Colorlicious Hibiscus Gardens has hibiscus in your face at every turn with over 300 planted in ground. We are entering the peak of the blooming season so perfect time to take in all the colors and natural beauty. Social hour and touring from 10-11 with business meeting to follow. Lunch and auction…

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October 2017

SCHS October 2017 Meeting

October 28, 2017 | 10:00 - 13:00
Brad Daniels Home, 399 Cambridge dr
Goleta, CA 93117 United States

October is the best time of year to be in the Santa Barbara area where the legendary Hibiscus Whisperer will be hosting this month’s meeting. The Daniels family home is a hibiscus lover’s dream full of dozens of gorgeous and thriving hibiscus plants. Brad is an expert grower and will be discussing his many insights and special techniques he has developed to get max results and colors in your blooms you did not think possible. Come join us for a…

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November 2017

SCHS November 2017 Meeting

November 11, 2017 | 10:00
Sherman Library, 2647 E Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA United States

Our November meeting will be at one of the most highly regarded gardens in the United States. The Sherman Library located in Newport Beach.  

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December 2017

1st Annual SCHS Grafting Party

December 9, 2017 | 10:00 - 14:00
Colorlicious Hibisucs Gardens, 550 N Lucerne Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States

  It is with much excitement that we are announcing our first ever Grafting Party. We have been hard at work rooting a lot of Albo Plants so that we can finally get our dues paying members their free hard to get grafted plants. We thought this would be a good opportunity to hold a self guided workshop on grafting so that we can all learn together as well as create our first round of grafted society member plants.   …

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SCHS Holiday Party

December 30, 2017 | 12:00 - 15:00
Super Mex Restaurant, 250 W Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832 United States

    Saturday Dec 30 SuperMex Restaurant Fullerton It’s the most wonderful time of year so let’s finish it off on the right note with our annual Holiday Lunch Party. Come join us on Saturday December 30th at SuperMex Restaurant in Fullerton which is centrally located for most SoCal folks and just off the 91 Freeway. As usual, we will have our own private room where we can get our “Hibiscus Thing” going on with that south of the border…

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June 2018

SCHS June Meeting

June 23, 2018 | 10:00 - 13:00

    Our June meeting will be held at the home of Michael & Suzy McGuire in the lovely city of Costa Mesa Saturday June 23 10am to 1pm. They have an impressive collection of palms and tropical plants along with their recent exotic hibiscus plant additions. Come join us for the usual fun filled and enjoyable time with your hibiscus friends. This meeting will be a potluck so please bring a food item to help us make it a…

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July 2018

SCHS July Meeting

July 21, 2018 | 10:00 - 13:00

    We are very fortunate to be holding our July meeting at the beautiful home of Gary Wagnild in Inglewood. This estate is well known for being an icon from the early years of Los Angeles and is incredibly landscaped with a wonderful array of tropical plants and palms. Come join us for a delightful time and soak up the ambiance as every angle and corner is a site to take in. Don’t miss out on this exclusive to…

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August 2018

SCHS August Meeting

August 18, 2018 | 10:00 - 14:00

Once again we will be holding our August meeting at the incredible hibiscus paradise of Dr Ernest Curtis’ home in North Tustin. With over 300 exotic hibiscus plants and 40 plumeria trees planted in ground this is a feast for the eyes. For growers new and experienced this is a great opportunity to see the possibilities of what hibiscus can do when grown in ideal conditions. And get ready to take a lot of photos as there are blooms at…

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September 2018

SCHS September Meeting

September 22, 2018 | 10:00 - 14:00

We are in for a treat for our September meeting as for the first time we will be holding a meeting at the home of Alex & Angela Franco of the well known and respected AJ Horticulture Company. Their home is beautifully landscaped with a vast array of tropical plants and trees that will transport your senses to an exotic far away destination. Alex is a knowledge powerhouse expert on all things plant related so a wonderful place to see…

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November 2018

SCHS November Meeting

November 17, 2018 | 10:00 - 14:00

We will be holding our November meeting at Colorlicious Hibiscus Gardens in Hollywood. Another great location with hundreds of exotic hibiscus plants growing in ground to delight the senses. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the latest in irrigation technology and how not use much water at the same time. You will see firsthand the fantastic results being achieved as some of the top growers in the hibiscus field continue to push the envelope and see what these amazing…

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December 2018

SCHS Holiday Party

December 29, 2018 | 12:00 - 15:00
Super Mex Restaurant, 250 W Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832 United States

Once again we will be holding our Holiday Party at the SuperMex Restaurant in Fullerton. Every year the consensus is this is some of the best Mexican food anywhere. So come hungry and happy! Have a few drinks from the cantina – we hear there margaritas are also some of the best around and get ready for a very pleasant and relaxing way to wind down after the hectic holidays. As usual we will have our own banquet room where…

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April 2019

Green Scene Plant Expo – Fullerton Botanical Gardens

April 6, 2019 | 10:00 - April 7, 2019 | 16:00
Cal State Fullerton Botanical Gardens, 1900 Associated Rd
Fullerton, CA 92831 United States

Our April tradition continues as we will be participating in the Green Scene Plant Expo at the Cal State Fullerton Botanical Gardens on Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. There are few events like this in Southern California with dozens of plant and landscaping vendors to shop and learn from. And of course we got the best booth in the entire fair full of color and flair. Come and spend part of your day. This is the perfect event to bring family…

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April Meeting – Long Beach City College Horticulture Dept Gardens

April 20, 2019 | 11:00 - 14:00

After another fun & successful Green Scene Plant Expo for the SCHS we jump right into our next event. Jorge Ochoa is the head of the horticulture department at Long Beach City College and has granted us exclusive access to their growing facilities. Jorge might be the most passionate Passion Fruit Plant grower in California so some amazing plants to see that you won’t belive. Please join us for a unique experience for any plant lover to take advantage of.…

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May 2019

May Meeting – Bill Cliatt’s Tropical Delight Home

May 11, 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00

We are in for a treat for our May meeting as we are fortunate to have Bill Cliatt hosting the first meeting of the year in a residential setting. Bill has 30 years of beautiful tropical plants expertly grown together to create a site to see on their property. Every foot you will find a lush and green plant to investigate and treasure. And not to be outdone he also has a greenhouse on the property with more amazing tropical…

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SCHS July Meeting

May 31, 2019 | 00:00

For our July meeting we are very fortunate to be holding our meeting at the well known estate of Gary Wagnild in Inglewood. His estate is a historic icon of the beginnings of LA and has been beautifully landscaped with every angle and facet manicured to perfection. This is a wonderful opportunity to see his gorgeous collection of tropical plants and palms as well 

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June 2019

June Meeting – Legendary Home in Huntington Beach

June 15, 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00

Our June meeting is at the iconic home of Rev John Boyer. His property is famous among tropical plant and palm enthusiasts in Southern California. We will be holding our meeting here amongst some of the best landscaping one could dream of. So make plans to come out and join us for part of your Saturday in a setting that is one not to miss.

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July 2019

July Meeting – Tustin Hibiscus Estate

July 20, 2019 | 10:00 - 14:00

  Our July meeting is one not to miss! Every year we all look forward to our annual meeting at Dr Curtis’ home in North Tustin. Just when you think it can’t get any better with close to 300 exotic hibiscus and dozens of mature plumeria trees it has. Dr Curtis has taken it to another level which we didn’t know was possible and has remodeled his backyard building in a covered porch and adding close to another hundred exotic…

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August 2019

August Meeting – Plumeria Paradise

August 25, 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00

  The SCHS 2019 August Meeting will be a very special event for our members as we will have exclusive access to one of the top So Cal plumeria grower’s private plant inventory. Diem Nguyen is an expert plumeria grower and has hundreds of rooted varieties for sale at his home. Both smaller and larger plants are available with many 2 and 5 gallon potted plumeria and select larger varieties ready to make your landscaping pop with gorgeous color. Diem…

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September 2019

September Meeting – Hollywood Hibiscus

September 21, 2019 | 10:00 - 15:00

  We hope you will join us for a colorful delight that will satisfy your senses and leave you greatly inspired. Our September meeting will be at Colorlicious Hibiscus Gardens, the home of our Hibiscus Society’s President Darren Eminian. Located in quaint Larchmont Village, just south of Hollywood, the garden is packed with over 200 exotic hibiscus plants ranging from seedlings to mature specimens. There is something exciting and worth exploring at every turn. Like all of our meetings, this…

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November 2019

November Meeting

November 30, 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00
Sherman Library, 2647 E Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA United States

Our November Meeting will be held at the world famous gem The Sherman Library. It is hard to find a more meticulously well taken care of establishment that has something to enjoy and delight the senses at every turn. We have held several past meetings here and it is always a fun flora filled experience with our expert plant members who are better than any docent led tour! So come join us and burn off all those Thanksgiving calories in…

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December 2019

Holiday Party

December 28, 2019 | 12:00 - 15:00
Super Mex Restaurant, 250 W Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832 United States

  Just when you think the holidays can’t get any more exciting we will be holding our annual Holiday Party at the best tasting mexican restaurant around. We will have our own private VIP room so we can get our Hibiscus Thing going on full tilt. Oh and just when you think it can’t get better it does: Another famous Hibiscus Plant Drawing & Auction. Yeah you thought the plant season was done and over until spring – no way…

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March 2020

All Events Postponed Until Further Notice

March 21, 2020 | 10:00 - March 22, 2020 | 17:00

    Due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic the SCHS has postponed all 2020 events until further notice. Please check back here for future updates and status of our calendar events. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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June 2020

June 2020 Virtual Meeting – Zoom App

June 27, 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00

Hello Hibiscus Friends, Since we are not able to meet in a large group in person yet we still want to keep in touch and keep your hibiscus thing going strong. We will be holding a virtual meeting via the Zoom App on Saturday June 27 at 11am – 12. The main focus of the meeting will be a virtual tour of our website and the many resources and features it has. We have worked hard at building the premier…

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June 2021


June 13, 2021 | 10:00 - 13:00

JUNE 2021 SCHS MEETING Sunday June 13 – 10am to 1pm Diem Nguyen’s home – Plumeria Plant HQ We are thrilled to announce our 1st regular in person meeting to be held at one of our most popular meeting locations we have met at in the past. Diem has hundreds of exotic plumeria plants for sale with many hard to find varieties. Plumeria are probably the best complimentary plant you can grow alongside your hibiscus. They don’t take up much…

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July 2021

July 2021 Meeting – VA Therapy Gardens Long Beach

July 10, 2021 | 10:00 - 13:00

ANOTHER SO CAL HIDDEN GEM The Southern California Hibiscus Society has found another hidden gem in Southern California at a location not typically open to the public. The Long Beach Veterans Therapy Gardens is a beautiful, well taken care of oasis in the middle of the city worth a visit. You will be shocked at what you see tucked away from all the busy streets nearby. We will be holding our July meeting here surrounded by colorful flowering plants, rare…

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JULY 2021 Exotic Hibiscus Plant Sale

July 17, 2021 | 10:30 - July 18, 2021 | 16:00
Sherman Library, 2647 E Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA United States

Our 2nd Annual Exotic Hibiscus Plant Sale   We will be selling several hundred plants and it is first come first serve so once they sell out that is it. Payments will be cash, Paypal through our website only and checks. We will be selling mostly new varieties that were not offered in last year’s plant sale so you can increase your growing hibiscus plant collections.vent to come. Please refer to the graphic below for this year’s sales list: ***No…

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August 2021

August 2021 SCHS Meeting – Seal Beach Tropical Oasis

August 21, 2021 | 10:00 - 13:00

Coastal Tropical Delight Our August 2021 meeting will be at the tropically themed home of Kenny Lam in Seal Beach. Ken has been a collector of palms, bromeliad, plumeria and ti plants for years. There are a variety of eye catching plants and trees at every turn. For our tropical plant loving members this will be a wonderful treat to be able to host our meeting here. And with the August heat it will be a nice break to be…

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September 2021

September Event at Sherman Library

September 11, 2021 | 10:30 - September 12, 2021 | 16:00
Sherman Library, 2647 E Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA United States

It’s Hibiscus Weekend at the Sherman Library!!! The Southern California Hibiscus Society is the honored organization representing the Sherman Library’s 1st annual Hibiscus Weekend. We will be there to promote all things hibiscus as well as selling dozens of varieties that you cannot find anywhere else. Our expect growers and famous hibiscus plant personalities will be on hand to answer all your burning questions as well as signing autographs and social media photos opps for those so inclined. We recommend…

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October 2021

October 2021 Meeting – Dr Curtis Estate

October 30, 2021 | 10:00 - 13:00

There is no other location in all of Southern California if not the United States that has the sheer number of Exotic Hibiscus thriving in ground amongst dozens of established plumeria trees. Dr Ernest Curtis has spend over a decade planting and growing hundreds upon hundreds of hibiscus all over his large property in North Tustin.    This is a yearly highlight of our meetings and a must see location for any hibiscus and/or plumeria lover. Dr Curtis as always…

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November 2021

November 2021 Meeting – Colorlicious Gardens

November 20, 2021 | 10:00 - 14:00

We conclude our 2021 meeting calendar with a visit to the world famous Colorlicious Hibiscus Gardens in Hollywood. Over 200 Exotic Hibiscus plants are meticulously cared for on this tidy property in the historic Larchmont Heights area of Hancock Park. All hibiscus are watered and fed on a custom fertigation system so a wonderful opportunity to see how and what it takes to get max results from your exotic hibiscus plants when grown in the ground. For growers with limited…

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January 2022

SCHS 2021 Holiday Party

January 9 | 12:00 - 15:00

  A really fun way to end the year while living the hibiscus lifestyle. Great people, great food and lots of fun including a hibiscus plant auction of all things. Christmas after Christmas! More info to come as we work on a location.     

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