May/June Events at Tree of Life Nursery!
Exciting events in May and June 2015 at Tree of Life Nursery! This May, we will have Design Workshops, “Desert & Baja Day,” and Habitat Gardening Talks. In June we will, once again, have our Replace Your Lawn Workshop Series. We hope you will join us!
Saturday May 23, 2015
9:30 am - Guest Speaker, Catherine and Robert Waters
Creating Urban Habitat to Attract Songbirds
Cat and Robert Waters will return to the nursery to showcase their incredible urban habitat garden located in Downey. What began as a neighboring vacant lot has been carefully and lovingly crafted into an attractive native plant oasis for birds that also incorporates a vegetable garden. Their garden has been featured on several garden tours including the Theodore Payne Native Plants tour and it has been featured in the birding magazine WildBird. Come and see images of their development process and get inspired by Cat and Robert by hearing their story and sharing in their infectious enthusiasm!
Saturday May 30, 2015
9:30 am - Guest Speaker, Rama Nayeri
Shade Plants for your Native Garden
A common problem for the urban native gardener is finding plants that will thrive in the shade of a neighbor’s house or other urban structures… Luckily, a variety of native plants can and will work in these design settings! Join our Designer in Residence that day: Rama Nayeri, as she discusses appropriate drought tolerant and attractive native plants for this particular design constraint!
The "Replace Your Lawn" (RYL) Workshop Series will repeat this June!
Saturday June 6, 2015
9:30 am - RYL I - Kill the grass to make way for your native landscape
The first step in transitioning to a more sustainable garden is removing your water hungry lawn. However, there are various methods and the process can be more involved than you would expect (depending on the type of grass you have). Join us and learn about the options and to figure out what will work best for you depending on your turf type, budget, and timeline.
June 13: RYL - Design Elements: Creating Conventional Garden Themes with CA Native Plants
June 20: RYL - Creating and Caring for your Native Garden
June 27: Special Event: How to Draw Nature Workshop with Sama Wareh