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NEXT MEETING: 10/12, Manzanitas & More - Creating Garden Structure with Natives

Presented by Su Kraus, Moosa Creek Nursery

Heteromeles arbutifolia

On Monday, October 12th 2020, Su Kraus of Moosa Creek Nursery will present Manzanitas and More: How to create structure in your native garden using evergreen shrubs. 

Join in at 6 pm (PST) on zoom. Link to the live zoom meeting will be emailed to the membership a few weeks prior to the event. The meeting will be recorded and the recording will be uploaded to the San Diego Horticultural Society's YouTube channel the week following the live presentation for those who missed it or wish to see it again.

The focus of this presentation is on utilizing hardy, evergreen native shrubs to create the all important backbone of your garden design, attention will be given to the wildlife benefits and bloom cycle that will add interest and activity in the garden and finish up with helpful hints on how to select your plants and where to find them!

Arctostaphylos glauca


Su Kraus at the office

Su Kraus is owner and joint founder of Moosa Creek Nursery, a wholesale nursery specializing in California native plants. In 2004 when the nursery was conceived nobody expected it to become one of Southern California’s premier native plant nurseries; least of all, Su! It was intended as a retirement project but quickly became an overriding passion and now the Moosa Creek team grows over 400 species and varieties of California native plants. As manager of the nursery Su has guided many projects to successful fruition, including large scale restoration projects such as the Stadium Wetlands project in San Diego, the restoration and landscaping portion of Robertson Ranch in Carlsbad and freeway planting projects on many of San Diego’s freeways for Caltrans. Additionally, Moosa Creek Nursery has been on a mission to make California’s native plants more easily available and accessible to Southern California’s gardeners through its network of retail nursery partners.

Su Kraus has a degree from University of Warwick, UK and a masters in International Business from University of Buckinghamshire, UK. Su had a background in business, and raised 4 wonderful children with husband Hank, before California natives took over her life.

Area F and a rainbow
Shade House


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