Coming soon to the Del Mar Fairgrounds  |  February 3 & 4 , 2024  | Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4

No Excuses: Anyone Can Grow Beautiful Houseplants!

When the world was stuck at home in 2020, countless people decided to add houseplants to their décor, recognizing that they improve the air, reflect their decorating style, and lift their moods. Plus, it’s just plain fun! If you can follow a recipe, you can grow houseplants. It’s as simple as understanding what a plant needs, and what kind of growing conditions you have. Combine that knowledge with a desire for lush, indoor greenery, and you’ll be able to create your own indoor garden in no time. Learn how to choose the right plants for your indoor space, how to care for those plants to keep them healthy for years. Ellen will share professional tips and tricks and bust a few of houseplant myths too.

Location: All Seminars are FREE with your admission and will be held in the Pat O’Brian Hall

About Ellen Zachos

Horticulturist, educator and author, Growing Healthy Houseplants, Backyard Foraging, and The Wildcrafted Cocktail

Ellen Zachos is a garden writer and photographer, and lectures at flower shows and for garden clubs around the world. She is the author of eight books including The Forager’s Pantry (Gibbs Smith, 2021), The Wildcrafted Cocktail (Storey, 2017), Growing Healthy Houseplants (Storey, 2014) and Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat (Storey, 2013). Ellen shares recipes and foraging tips on her website, and offers several online foraging courses at A former Broadway performer (cast of Les Miz), Ellen is a Harvard graduate and earned multiple certificates in horticulture and ethnobotany at the New York Botanic Garden. She taught at the NYBG for many years and worked there as Coordinator of the Gardening Department in Continuing Ed, before moving to Santa Fe, NM in the summer of 2014. Ellen writes a foraging column for Edible New Mexico and was named a Great American Gardener by the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.


Oct 24 2021


2:00 pm


Pat O'Brian Hall
Ellen Zachos


Ellen Zachos

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