This months plant information class met at the Mount SAC horticulture department for a tour by production assistant Ruben Flores. Ruben showed us the new demonstration garden, the new turf demonstration garden and wiffle ball diamond, a production greenhouse devoted to Poinsettia production, and several interesting small garden areas that were chock full of lush plantings.
|The cactus and succulent demonstration garden; it was just planted the week before our tour.|
|The new wiffle ball diamond; this was no easy project -the first batch of decomposed granite had to be replaced because it was contaminated with mud.|
|A large production greenhouse devoted to growing Poinsettias. Their are bout 4800 of these growing in this greenhouse, if they were to sell these at retail for $10 a piece they would gross $48,000.|
|There was a large shade-cloth covered garden located in front of the horticulture department offices. Besides being a relaxing water feature the pond in the garden contained more than a few beautiful Koi.|