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The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)

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Need Help With Your Yard?

Fall Home/Garden Show Special Opportunity

30 Minutes for 30 Dollars

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is offering 30 Minute Personalized Design Consultations with San Diego’s Top Residential Landscape Designers for a special show price of $30 per consultation.

Don’t know what to do with your dead or dying lawn? Need help with how to lay out your garden space? Need suggestions for beautiful eco-friendly and climate appropriate plants? Designers at APLD are here to help.

Design consultations are available in the Designers’ Lounge located on Designer Lane, just inside the show’s main entrance.

Consultations are available all day Friday through Sunday. Ticket pre-sales are available via Brown Paper Tickets link brownpapertickets.com/event/2037971.  Design reservations sell out quickly so sign up early!  Slots not filled online will be available on a first come, first served basis at the show entrance, so sign up as soon as you arrive at the show. To make the best use of your time, please bring photos of your garden, drawings you might have, pictures of gardens and plants you like, and/or your ideas and questions to the conversation.

Have questions but not ready for a consultation? Stop by APLD’s Designers’ Lounge to:

  • Chat with experts about gardens, plants, hardscape, and design.
  • Be inspired by the garden vignettes created by APLD designers.
  • Stroll through the garden path and enjoy photos of landscapes and design plans from APLD designers

Meet The Experts

Whatever your next house or garden project…
you’ll find the experts at the San Diego Fall Home/Garden Show.

Do your research as you get new ideas and inspiration from the experts who have created vignettes and display gardens just for the show. Most of them will be available to answer your questions.

Schedule an appointment with an interior designer to go over your personal interests and ideas for your home.

Bring your garden pest and disease problems to the Master Gardeners.

Browse the vendor displays for the latest home products. These folks come with a lot of knowledge. From structure to systems to furnishings and artwork, it’s all at the show.

Talk about building codes, restrictions, inspections and processes with representatives of the City of San Diego Building Department. They have lots of information and want to keep you from making costly mistakes.

Check out the Garden Market Place at the show. The plants are all grown for local San Diego conditions and these experts will tell you how to make them thrive in your garden.

If you enjoy plants don’t miss the San Diego Horticultural Society whose members have probably tried growing everything there is to grow and can let you know what’s easiest to kill as well as what’s easiest to grow.

Bring your questions, you’re sure to find answers at the Fall Home/Garden Show!

Meet The Designers

Free consultation with a professional interior designer!

This is your opportunity to get advice from a professional interior designer free of charge and with no obligation. ASID members and affiliates are volunteering to help people with their design interests and problems. Designers will be available throughout the show hours and will be glad to address any questions from how to find a designer to a specific design question. First come, first served, so come to the Showcase Building when you come to the show and set an appointment time for your consultation while you are at the show.

University of California Cooperative Extension

Master Gardeners of San Diego

The University of California Cooperative Extension office is a strange and wonderful hybrid of cooperating government agencies. These include Federal, State and County Departments of Agriculture and the University of California agricultural programs.

Under this umbrella, the Master Gardeners of San Diego are a trained group of volunteers who help extend the reach of these services to home gardeners. This group of dedicated people are not paid but are compensated by the gratitude of solving problems for individuals in their community.

Many of the Master Gardeners agree that the training to become one just opens the door to so many different aspects of horticulture that they spend the rest of their lives learning. With the latest research information from the University of California, they stay up to date on the pests and diseases affecting local plant material and means to control them.

They may not have the answer to your problem at their fingertips, but they have the resources to research it and get back to you. We are lucky to have such a devoted organization in our community.

Garden Marketplace

San Diego County has some of the richest resources for gardeners in the country. Much of its agricultural activity is devoted to specialty horticulture: very special garden plants grown by small and large local nurseries. Many of these botanical treasure houses are seldom open to the public. Additionally, there are scores of garden clubs and specialized plant societies with extremely knowledgeable members who can answer all kinds of home-gardeners’ questions. These are the people in our county with their hands literally in the soil, and they welcome chatting with you and love to share tips. A browse through the marketplace is like driving all over the county to find the very best plants.

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Like Plants? Come See Us! San Diego Horticultural Society

Come say hello at the show! We don’t even care if you have a black thumb. We’re unabashed plant nuts who love to learn about them, talk about them, and meet new people to love plants, too. We welcome everyone who shares our interest, from beginner to professional, because we love to share our passion.

The San Diego Horticultural Society began in 1994 and our membership is well over a thousand.

The San Diego Horticultural Society meets at Congregation Beth Israel, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122. We meet on the second Monday of every month from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Parking is free. Admission is free to members ($15 for guests).

In addition to great speakers, fascinating plant displays and plant vendors, meetings are an opportunity to mingle with other plant lovers of all kinds, from single species enthusiasts to nursery owners, new gardeners to professional breeders.

A diverse and neighborly group, we love to see new faces at our meetings. So mark your calendar today. Go to our website to find out about our great activities and more: www.sdhort.org.

San Diego Horticultural Society Mission Statement

To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

NONPROFITS/GARDEN SOCIETIES

Baja Gardens
California Protea Assoc.
San Diego Bromeliad Society
SD Cactus and Succulent society
San Diego Camellia Society
San Diego Epiphyllum Society
San Diego Floral Association
San Diego Horticultural Society
San Diego Master Gardeners
SD County Orchid Society
U C C E Master Gardeners

NURSERIES

Beauti Florist succulents, orchids, carnivorous and other small plants
Blossom Valley Protea
California Tropical Fruit Tree Nursery
DaylillyHill
Everything Orchids
Flower Girls
Hula Tropicals
Green Acres Nursery Inc.
Moosa Creek/ California natives of all types
Succulent Gardening
Swale Plants

MISC.

Air and Sea Creations
Beauti Florist
Cal Trop Fruit Trees
Composting Warehouse
Diane’s Herbs Flowers & Things
Green Plant Revolution
Lazy Rs Backyard Bargains
Ralphs Statuary

 

 

Homeowners New Project Checklist

Thinking about building a custom home or upgrading your current home?

Here are a few things to think about before you get started:

Location: different governments and regulations govern the building codes in different areas, see which ones apply to you.
What is the zoning where you want to do the work?
Will the project require a permit? (Almost everything does!)
Will you need a drawing? Who will do it, an architect or contractor? The more complex the project and detailed the drawing, the more it will cost but the more accurate and complete the bids will be.
Who will do the work? You really will want a licensed contractor. Two excellent websites are those of the City of San Diego (http://www.sandiego.gov/development-services.com) and the State of California Contractors License Bureau (http://www.clsb.ca.gov). The information on these two sites is exceptional. You can even look up the specific contractor to make certain he or she is licensed for the type of project you need.
You really want three bids. IF your drawings are complete, and IF you make NO changes, there will be NO surprises. The project should come in on budget.
Do not pay the full project in advance! State law provides for a maximum of a 10% deposit, if required, in advance. And, always hold back approximately 10% until after the inspector (city or county) signs off the project. Once the project is signed off, pay the final balance.
Whether you live in the City of San Diego or not, use their website as a guide for your building and remodeling project. It is thorough, it is good, and it is free. The State of California site demonstrates and explains the necessary written agreements which you must have, and allows you to look up the individual contractors by name or license. Make certain they are qualified for the type of project you need.