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Replace Your Lawn with Habitat!

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NEW Habitat Gardening Series in February and March:

Replacing Your Lawn with Plants that Create Habitat for Enjoyable Wildlife such as Songbirds, Butterflies and More! (RYLPCHEWSBM!)

bfly on monardellaIn this new series we have an incredible line-up of knowledgeable speakers who will inspire you to create beautiful native gardens that are more than just drought tolerant flowering plants to replace your lawn. (Wait, there are MORE benefits to planting natives than saving water? You betcha!)

Planting native plants provides new life to your garden by providing a food source and living space for pollinators like birds and butterflies. Make it easier for them. They struggle to find food and shelter in our urban areas filled with what to them is utterly useless - lawn, flower beds, hyper organized over-maintained "landscapes."  With the right plants, it is possible to invite a host of hummingbirds, songbirds and beneficial insects to the garden. In addition to attracting these delightful visitors, you will find you draw something else - yourself! You may just find yourself out in your garden more - enjoying these delightful critters every day!

Mark your calendars. All workshops are at 9:30 am.

Overview of dates and topics:
Feb 21 - Orchid Black, Native Sanctuary Designs
Bringing Butterflies, Birds and Beneficials to your Native Garden

This Saturday! Feb 28 - Jim Semelroth, Southern California Bluebird Society
Attracting Bluebirds into your garden

*March 7 - Bob Allen, Author, entomologist, botanist, instructor and photographer
Attracting amphibians and reptiles to your native garden

March 14 - Monique Rea, Jewels of Nature Hummingbird Rescue
Attracting Hummingbirds into your native Garden

March 21 - TOLN Staff, Swallows Day Tour of the Nursery
Spotting the Swallows of Capistrano at Tree of Life Nursery

*March 7 is also the CNPS Member Appreciation Day - more information here.

Read More details about this series and our esteemed panel of speakers:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:31 Read more...
 

Replace Your Lawn - April 2015

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Replace Your Lawn (RYL) Series begin March 28 and runs through April

The (fast becoming famous) Tree of Life Nursery (TOLN) Replace Your Lawn (RYL) with Native Plants Series covers the basics about killings and removing your water thirsty lawn and replacing it with California native plants. In this series, we discuss the process of replacing your lawn "from the ground, up!" covering design tips, care do's and don'ts, and we will provide plenty of inspiration about what to put in once the lawn is gone. Join us for the these free hour-long workshops on Saturdays starting March 28 and running through April.

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These free workshops will be held SATURDAYS at 9:30am-10:30am, beginning March 28. No registration is necessary, please simply join us!

March 28 - RYL I: Kill the Grass, Speaker: Jeff Bohn
April 4 - RYL II: Design Elements
*April 11 - RYL III:
Choosing Plant Combinations - Spring Flowers!
*April 18 - RYL IV: Creating and Caring for Your Native Garden, Speaker: Mike Evans
April 25 - RYL V:
Inspirations - Tour of TOLN Native Gardens

*April 11 and 18 are part of California Native Plant Week! This year to celebrate, we have item give-aways and promotions throughout the week! Stay tuned for more details in your email and on Facebook. Read more to see the promotions available on April 11 and 18 after the jump.

Please read more for more details about these RYL workshops!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 16:01 Read more...
 

City of San Clemente Pilot Program

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City of San Clemente Water Pilot Program: Design Assistance Rebate

SoCal WaterSmart Rebates...
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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 Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:57 Read more...
 

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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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