The Joy of Gardening with Desert Native Plants


We begin this workshop in the intimate setting of the unique and creative “Plant Yoda’s Den”, the home where Robin Kobaly grew up, and where her mother, Babs Kobaly, taught her own native plant use classes for forty years. Babs had transformed her home into part apothecary, part art-house, and part fantasy world for her grandchildren, reflecting her passions as a native plant teacher, fanciful artist, and playful kid-lover.  In honor of her late mother, the great room of Babs’ home has been remodeled to open it up for classes and workshops on the very topics that she and Babs researched together as Robin grew up. In this classroom, we will explore why native plants are the perfect choice for southwest homes, and why their adaptations are so important for a sustainable, enjoyable, and low-maintenance landscape.  During our workshop, you will learn how to plant, irrigate, and care for your native plant garden. You will become acquainted with some of the best-performing desert native plants for landscaping, and learn which native plants are great alternatives ("Alter-Natives") to common non-native landscape plants. When we move outside to explore the half-acre demonstration garden, you will see over one hundred examples of mature desert native plants in an inviting home landscape setting, and view first-hand the many benefits of native plant gardening.
  • Saturday April 8th, 2017
  • 12:30 - 4:30 pm
  • The Plant Yoda's Den - Morongo Valley, CA
  • $45 Workshop Registration - includes indoor & outdoor instruction, hand-outs
  • Directions to workshop are sent upon registration
For more information or to reserve your space, please call 760-363-1166, visit our website, or email [email protected]