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October 11th, 2023, 7:30pm 

In-person meeting

in the Garden House at Shoup Park

in Los Altos

Growing Stone Fruits in the Home Garden

With Andy Mariani

Andy Mariani will tell us how to care for those thoughtfully chosen stone fruit trees in order to harvest the highest quality fruit possible. Andy will cover topics like winter chill requirements, pollination, pruning/training, rootstocks, irrigation, fertilization and

a special focus on diseases and pests

of stone fruit.

Andy Mariani, educated in both horticultural and behavioral sciences, continues his family’s tradition of growing specialty stone fruit along with persimmons and citrus in Santa Clara County.

An innovative farmer, he practices Integrated Pest Management as an approach to fruit growing. As a member of the California Cherry Research Committee, he has helped initiate research in cherry growing. He has also authored a book on fruit varieties, several articles and lectures on various aspects of fruit growing.

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Plant Sale Table

The September meeting is your first chance

to participate in the Plant Sale Table!

Remember: Fall is for Planting!

Be sure to bring all the plants you have been propagating, any cuttings, books or tools that members may want to add to their collections. All money collected goes to support WHS programs and the scholarship fund. 


Become a Western Hort Member!
Our new year is just starting.

Our membership year extends from September through August.

Dues paid now will be for

the 2023-24 membership year.

WHS has a great list of speakers for the year. Don’t miss any updates.

Please submit your renewal and payment using the Membership form found on our Membership page and mail to
WHS PO Box 166, Mountain View, CA 94042. Membership forms were also mailed out in August to those who have not renewed. You can also pay online. Please go to our membership page on our website


JOIN TODAY and receive:

  • Free admission to monthly programs and links to Zoom presentations and video-recordings (9x per year) 

  • Receive WHS e-newsletter (Sept-May)

  • Members only Holiday Party & Summer Picnic

  • 10% discount at participating business partners

Member Plant Share

You will have the opportunity to bring
actual plants or cuttings to the September meeting 
for sharing information about with others in attendance.

Please be ready with information about the plant’s geographical location, exposure, soil, water and other growth requirements.

If you have plants that you would like help identifying or for which you want some cultural advice, feel free to bring these also.


When you’re nervous about stepping outside of your comfort zone, remind yourself;

“It feels scary because it’s unfamiliar, not because I’m incapable.”

~Michelle C. Clark

Vice president & Board members : These positions are still open. Get to know your fellow WHS members and help keep the society vibrant and well rounded. If you have

an interest in helping in any one of these capacities, or feel you can help in any other way, feel free to e-mail us at or speak to any of the current board members.


Carman's Nursery
Nancy Schramm
8470 Pharmer Road,
Gilroy, CA 95020
hours: Thur, Fri, Sun 10am-5pm
408 841-2313

Pam Callaghan Horticulturist
Landscape Design
707 895-3958

Eden Garden
Urban Farm
Barbara Scott

Hammerschmidt Construction
Design Build Residential Remodeling Contractor, Will Install Hardscape
1574 Country Club Drive,  
Los Altos, CA 94024
650 948-4200

NativeVista Gardening
Sandy Morgans
650 799-1217

Sage Creek Horticulture
Susan Stansbury
Environmental Design & Fine Gardening

San Marcus Growers, Inc
Mike Craib, Sales Representative

Terra Sole Nursery LLC

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