Joy of Gardening


Beautiful, drought-tolerant, southwest desert plants can add richness and enjoyment to your garden, supplement your edible garden offerings, and enhance the  lives of your neighborhood songbirds and wildlife. Learn how to plant, irrigate, and care for your native plant garden, with inspiring classroom instruction, displays, and handouts.  Our classes and workshops show you easy, fun, and healthy ways to incorporate our native plants into your life. Come enjoy learning with us!

The Joy of Gardening
with Desert Native Plants
with Robin Kobaly

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm


4-Hour Gardening Workshop at
The Plant Yoda’s Den

Inspiring classroom presentation, hands-on displays, handouts, and private tour of demonstration garden

Presenter: Robin Kobaly
Botanist, Founder, and President of
The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of
 The SummerTree Institute

  • Saturday April 4, 2020 ~ Workshop Postponed ~ To Be Rescheduled
                   12:30 – 4:30 pm
  • The Plant Yoda’s Den (classroom)               
    Morongo Valley, CA 92256
      Directions sent upon registration
  • Workshop registration includes:
    ~ 4-hour workshop with displays & demonstrations
    ~ Hands-on plant specimens for identification           
    ~ Helpful handouts              
    ~ Private tour of “Nearly Native” demonstration garden
  • Fee: $75

              ~ Enrollment is limited. Please reserve early
to assure your spot.

We present this workshop in the intimate setting of the unique and creative “Plant Yoda’s Den”, the home where Robin 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 the 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. When we move outside to 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 firsthand the many benefits of native plant gardening.

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about this event:

Call The Power of Plants (760) 363-1166

Or email

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The Power of Plants
P.O. Box 800
Morongo Valley, CA 92256

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