Replace Your Lawn Series - October 2016

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All workshops are free and begin at 9:30 am unless otherwise noted.

CNPS MembersSaturday October 22
California Native Plant Society Membership Day & RYL III - Plant Selection

The Orange County and South Coast Chapters of the California Native Plant Society will be at Tree of Life Nursery to celebrate membership to this statewide environmental organization. Members will be giving informative talks on natives throughout the day and will be available to share their extensive knowledge of natives and to help you find the right plants for your yard. The public is invited to join us and learn about the benefits of membership (like receiving 10% off all plant purchases at Tree of Life) while also getting some great plant advice!

Speaker lineup:
9:30 - Beverages and Nibbles made from Native Plants -- Rachel Whitt, Silverleaf Natural Landscapes
10:30 - Designing with Natives: Texture and Shape -- Robert Farnsworth, Co-Chair Horticulture and Landscape Design, Saddleback College
11:30 - Desert Plants for Orange County Gardens -- John Gossett, CNPS OC Garden Tour home presenter multiple years
1:00 - Evergreen Landscape Foundation Plants -- Celia Kutcher (CNPS OC Conservation Chair, formerly with CSU Fullerton Arboretum) and Brad Jenkins (former CNPS OC President)

Last Updated on Monday, 17 October 2016 14:44

Look Up Blues

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Look Up Blues by Mike Evans

Remember to take some time to put down your devices and look up!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 13:34

Watering Native Plants

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Watering Native PlantsWatering Native Plants

We are in summer right now, so this information is super important. Download and read as soon as possible.

A finalized version is pending publication in print and on the web with a better layout and upgraded graphics. Until then, we thought it was important (urgent!) that you have this info right now while it’s hot, so here is a link to a download of the draft copy.

Please send any questions or comments to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

By Mike Evans
Copyright, Tree of Life Nursery, 2016.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:57

Designer in Residence Program Returns

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After a summer hiatus the Designer in Residence (DIR) program is returning to Tree of Life Nursery!Casa La Paz

The DIR program offers an opportunity for you to meet at Tree of Life Nursery with an experienced landscape designer for a 30 minute consultation on your garden project for a $30 fee. Participants also receive a voucher for 10% off of their next purchase of plants!

In your consultation with an experienced professional, you can expect to answer the following questions:

  1. Identify the garden theme and give your garden a title (a name), if applicable, i.e.; Katie’s Coastal Retreat, Mountain Meadow, Desert at Sunset, Our Camp, etc.
  2. Solve a problem. Suggestions on how to deal with a design or logistic problem, if applicable, i.e.; privacy screening, shade, erosion protection, etc.
  3. Provide a preliminary plant list in keeping with numbers 1 and 2 above.
  4. Provide guidance in how to proceed, sequential tasks, resources, options to consider staying within your budget.
  5. Identify the next step you can take towards achieving a complete landscape design.

*Special offer - sign up for an appointment this Saturday, October 1, and you will also receive a $10 gift certificate to Tree of Life Nursery to celebrate the beginning of planting season!

Click here to learn more and book your appointment! >>>

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:20

Special Event November 5

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Seri People at Tree of Life Nursery

Seri people at Tree of Life
Tree of Life Nursery is honored to host a group of artisans from the indigenous Seri (Comcáac) tribe. Hailing from the arid coast of Sonora, Mexico, the Seri are famous for their amazing basketry, beautiful necklaces of shell, bead and bone, and elegant ironwood carvings. This special event will begin with a cultural exchange, as the Acjachemen people welcome the Seri to their ancestral land, followed by a traditional Seri dance and ceremonial songs. These Seri artisans will have their finest items available for sale, and in the spirit of “fair trade,” 100 percent of the sale proceeds will stay with the artisans. Stay tuned for more information.

Other November Events
November 12 - Coast to Cactus - Presentation and book signing
November 19 - Honey Tasting and Holiday Opener
November 26 - Tour of Nursery Gardens

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:18

Designer In Residence Program

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