By Terry Chamberlin.
The 2018 San Diego County Fair’s theme, 'How Sweet It Is,' features candy, unicorns, and rainbows, and invites the kids in all of us to play and discover to our heart's content. Along those lines, San Diego County Fair Garden Show Coordinator and SDHS Member Cindy Benoit has aptly themed the Garden Show, 'Living the Sweet Life.'
The genesis of this year’s SDHS garden design began at the 2017 Horticulturist of the Year event honoring garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin’s contributions to the world of designing with succulents. Thanks to the work of Debra, along with that of Jeff Moore and others, many of us have fallen under the spell of succulents—whether they be artfully arranged in a garden setting or in decorative pots.
The SDHS garden design tie-in to the Garden Show’s theme is to educate the public that with proper plant selection, we can 'Water Less, Work Less, and Enjoy More of the Sweet Life.' The planting scheme will include California native plant species and other drought tolerant plants. SDHS member and accomplished woodworker William Van Dusen will create various architectural features for the garden, but the overall garden design will remain a secret until you join us at the June 11th Night at the Fair honoring the 2018 Horticulturist of the Year, when all will be revealed. We'll see you there!