At the Jan. 24 meeting of the Conejo Valley Garden Club, Suzanne Paquette Lawrence will present "Theodosia Shepherd: Flower Wizard of California," on the pioneering Ventura County horticulturist.
The Shepherd family gardens extended from Main to Poli streets near the Court House in San Buenaventura.
Shepherd was a respected and influential plant breeder and grower, and made a successful business of floriculture in a largely male-dominated society.
Anna Paquette, Lawren...
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