May 2016 Events

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The Replace Your Lawn Series returns this May 2016!

All workshops are free and begin at 9:30 AM.

Saturday May 28Pollinator garden
RYL IV: Inspiration - Tour of the Nursery Gardens

Come get inspired for your landscape project by seeing beautiful native plants in our nursery gardens. We 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, by seeing some of our newer plantings and by our extensive knowledge and abundant enthusiasm.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 07:44

Spring Events

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Spring Events around Town

There are a number of exciting events going on around town this Spring. Here are a few we are looking forward to!

Saturday May 21
10am - 2pm - Trabuco Canyon Water District Water Awareness Day

Cost: FREE
Location: 32003 Dove Canyon Drive, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
- Water use efficiency strategies for your home landscape as well as rebate information
- Family fun activities including BBQ, games, and face painting
- Tree of Life will be tabling with a variety of beautiful California native plants
- Raffle for a Designer in Residence appointment at Tree of Life!

Trabuco Canyon Water District Water Day

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 14:45

June 2016 Events

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June Events at Tree of Life Nursery

Saturday June 4 - Customer Appreciation BBQ and Nature Drawing WorkshopTree of Life BBQ
11:30am-1:30pm - CUSTOMER APPRECIATION BBQ - Yes Virginia there is a free lunch.
We will be cookin’ up our famous carne asada tacos. The fare is fairly spare (spartan, but austere), though delicious... tacos and garnishes, your basic taco stand taco, so... dear loyal friends, feel free to bring, as some of you have done in years past, a side dish to put on the side dish table which will liven things up a bit.
Drawing Nature Workshop1:30 pm - How to Draw Nature with Sama Wareh
Join Author, Naturalist and Artist Sama Wareh for a 2 hour workshop based off of her award winning book "How to Draw 60 Native CA Plants and Animals: A Field Guide". Enjoy Turkish Coffee while you unleash the creativity within you. Learn how to sharpen your observation skills in order to capture nature's beauty with your preferred artistic medium. Learn how to break seemingly complicated drawings into shapes and lines. Bring a Sketchbook and come prepared to have some fun!
Sama Wareh has sold over a thousand books and has held hundreds of art and science workshops throughout Orange County. In 2013, Wareh was awarded OC Register's OC Metro's 40 under 40.
Click here to register and learn more >>>

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:51

Design and Build

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Designing and Building Your New Native Plant Garden

Here are the various ways you can learn a lot and have fun, making a California native garden. You can also download a printable PDF version here.

Do It Yourself (DIY)
We’re here to help!

  1. Casa 'La Paz'We will answer your questions, make plant suggestions and to the extent possible, discuss your overall design with you. If you bring photos of the area to be planted that would be helpful.
  2. Our 9:30 AM Saturday instructional workshops are always free. Check our website for schedule and descriptions.
  3. Our website is considered one of the best in the industry. Lots of information and inspiration, always new content available, check the blog for essays and ideas.
  4. In ‘Casa La Paz’, our unique bookstore we carry over 400 titles on all things California, with emphasis on garden design, horticulture, botany, and outdoor lifestyle.
  5. We often see our customers meeting for the first time during their nursery visits, comparing notes and sharing their stories and experiences in their own gardens.

Designer in Residence (DIR)
We’re here to help!

  1. Designer in Residence (DIR) programMeet a professional landscape designer (here at Tree of Life, not at your home) for a 25-minute session; basically an orientation and idea exchange. Fee: $45.00.
  2. Reserve your time slot by signing up on our website or calling us during the week. Sometimes we have openings for walk-ins, but most Saturdays are fully booked.
  3. Check our website for details on how to prepare for your session. The more information, measurements, photos, and ideas you bring, the better. You may get all your questions answered in the brief 25-minute time slot.
  4. You may want to continue the discussion and consider working with the designer you have just met at a later date. The designers work independently in close association with Tree of Life, providing the opportunity for you to work with the designer on a “custom design” basis.
  5. For more information on DIR click here.

Custom Design Landscape design
We’re here to help!

  1. We have a list of independent garden designers who will work with you to develop a custom design for your garden. You can choose from our list, or work with a DIR after your first appointment.
  2. Please call or visit. We will ask you a few questions and try our best to match you up with a designer who will meet all your needs.
  3. Our list of designers can be found here.
My Avant Garden - Before
My Avant Garden - After

My Avant Garden (MAG)
We’re here to help!

  1. Through our unique relationship with expert horticulturist and garden designer Jodie Cook, we offer semi-custom ready to plant “kits.”
  2. Your MAG kit includes planting plans, planting instructions, all plants, rocks and mulch where applicable, face-to-face instruction, and exclusive access to the MAG Community.
  3. Choose from five different sizes including parkway plantings, with emphasis on turf replacement.
  4. Complete installation is available for an additional fee.
  5. For information and purchasing details click here.

You can try any of these options or combine them to achieve your goals.
Mainly, we want you to know, “We’re here to help!” Thank you.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:01

Designer In Residence Program

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