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Tree of Life Nursery CLOSED on Labor Day

Monday September 1, 2014

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Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 09:05

Summer 2014 Micro-Talks: Going Native

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Micro-Talks by our Designers in Residence as a part of the "Going Native" Series!

Saturdays August 16-September 6
9:30 am-10:00 am

California is blessed with an abundance of gorgeous plants that are sure to bring you many years of flowering seasons, steady beauty, occasional visitors (birds and butterflies), resident wildlife, and best of all... huge water and labor savings. Growing natives in your garden will be a truly rewarding experience! Having so many beautiful native plants to choose from can be both a blessing and a curse when you first begin your landscape overhaul, because the choices may seem overwhelming. This summer, come to Tree of Life to enjoy a few of our "micro-talks" (short and sweet) about native plant groupings that will help you create your own native oasis in a variety of situations. Our Designer in Residence (DIR) each week will provide the talk, book your private 25-minute consultation for the same day, for more details about the DIR program click here.
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August 30, 9:30 am-10:00am
Going Native Design Series: Shady Natives

Need to brighten up a space under your tree or in the shade of your house (or your neighbors house)? This surprisingly tricky situation has stumped many a water-saving plant lover. Rama Nayeri of Creations Landscape Design, will give a micro-lecture about native plants for shade. Come glean from her design expertise and her extensive knowledge of what natives work best in shady areas. Rama will also share how to maximize your space with some helpful design tips.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:50

Sep-Oct Events 2014

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September-October Events at Tree of Life Nursery

casa la paz pollinator gdnSeptember 13, 2014
9:30 am - Native Inspirations: Tour of Tree of Life Nursery Gardens

Come get inspired for your landscape project by seeing beautiful native plants in our nursery gardens. Mike Evans will lead a tour of the nursery gardens and provide insightful discussion about how to get started with native gardening. On the tour you will be inspired by our mature native plantings, some newer plantings and Mike’s extensive knowledge and abundant enthusiasm.

sunny native potsSeptember 20, 2014
9:30 am - 10:30 am - Create a Native Plant Container Workshop

Create a beautiful arrangement of native plants in a decorative ceramic container. We will provide a decorative, re-usable ceramic container, soil, and a variety of flowering native plants for you to choose from. Three plants will fit into the provided containers so that you can create distinct and unique combinations. We will provide workspace, assistance, decorative rocks and found wood pieces to decorate your container in a naturalistic style. Register & prepay ($30) via our website.

Click on this image to see the full flier!September 27, 2014
9:30 am - 10:30 am - Gardening to attract Monarch Butterflies

Susie Vanderlip is a monarch butterfly citizen scientist, assisting in Monarch Health Initiative research. She is also the creator of a storybook and movie about monarchs called The Story of Chester (www.storyofchester.com). Vanderlip will share about the life cycle of monarch caterpillars and butterflies, from eating milkweed to selecting the location for their chrysalis. She will also talk about what plants and conditions will attract monarchs to your home garden as well as interesting and amusing anecdotes from her years raising monarchs in her garden.

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October 4, 2014

Our first Saturday back to regular hours 9a-4p, 10% off all plant purchases!
9:30 am - 11:00 am Four Seasons of Native Plants
Speaker: Lili Singer, from the Theodore Payne Foundation in Sun Valley, CA

October 11, 2014
9:30 am - 12:30 am Replace Your Lawn 4 in 1 Workshop
Speakers: Jeff Bohn, Rama Nayeri, Colin Dunleavy and Patty Roess

October 18, 2014
9:30 am - OC Friendly Garden Day - Water District Rebate Promotion Day
Local Water Districts will be on site to promote the many outdoor water use rebates available to their customers!

October 25, 2014

9am-4pm: California Native Plant Membership Day - Orange County Chapter
Guest speakers all day long, chapter volunteers available for questions and plant help, 10% discount on plants for all members, and incentives for new memberships!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 15:41

City of San Clemente Pilot Program

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City of San Clemente Water Pilot Program: Design Assistance Rebate

SoCal WaterSmart Rebates...
If you are thinking about removing your lawn and replacing it with native plants, all Orange County residents are welcome to cash in on reimbursements for lawn replacements at up to $2 per square foot through Municipal Water District of Orange County, (MWDOC). The MWDOC rebate is for new projects removing turf and replacing with water efficient landscaping, apply for your rebate BEFORE removing or killing your lawn. (Here’s the website for details on that rebate program.)

Pilot Program Reimburses City of San Clemente Water Customers $30 for Design Assistance provided by Tree of Life Nursery’s Designers in Residence.

Attention Residents of the City of San Clemente!
This just in: City of San Clemente Water customers can cash in on reimbursements for design consultations at Tree of Life Nursery in addition to the MWDOC square foot rebate program. In order to help their customers save water, the City of San Clemente has partnered with Tree of Life Nursery to create a simple and straightforward pilot program providing their customers assistance as they convert thirsty turf into beautiful native gardens.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 August 2014 15:25

Avoid Traffic at Ortega Hwy!

Exit on Camino Capistrano if you're headed Northbound on I-5, or Juniperro Serra if you're headed Southbound to avoid congestion at the I-5/SR-74 (Ortega Highway) interchange. Please see our article for information HERE. Or, DOT official information HERE.


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