General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting

Special presentation on hybridizer George French, prepared by Linda SInkovic.

George French would have been 100 years old this year.  I realized some of the people in our club grew his hybrids but had never met George, and this presentation was a way to try to introduce him to people who had not met him, to give them a 'feel' for what he was like as a person. 

 The presentation is in four parts. The first part is about George's life: where he came from, how he ended up in San Diego, what he did for a living, things like that.  The second part of the presentation goes over his most "successful" crosses -- in the sense that "successful" means a lot of hybrids were registered from that cross -- and shows some photos of the hybrids from each cross. The crosses shown in depth are the 6 most "successful" ones.   The 3rd part is miscellaneous flowers and newer registrations of his hybrids.  The fourth part is more photos of George with various people.


Awards presentation from the May show.


Los Angeles County Arboretum

301 N. Baldwin Ave

Arcadia, CA

Ayres Hall

7:30 pm


Free parking

Free admission

First time visitors and new members receive a free plant.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 7:30pm