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 9, 2015
ALL DAY: 9am-4pm
Desert Day & Baja Extravaganza!
We’re featuring Desert and Baja California plants that are the ideal summer-blooming addition to your California Native Garden
All day - Art Show
On display and for sale, wonderful desert plein aire paintings by Mark Kerkhoff. Read more about Mark here.
9:30 AM - Guest Lectures by Jim Riley and Sula Vanderplank
Baja Desert Experts and Authors of: The Plant Guide: Maritime Succulent Scrub Region, Northwest Baja California, (to be published this Spring)
1:30 PM - Speaker, Tree of Life Nursery President: Mike Evans
Desert Landscape in Miniature
Observe and learn how to make a "desert bonsai" using a planter bowl or shallow pot in the bonsai tradition. We will match the pot to desert plant species, rocks, pebbles and sand top dress, dry branches or burls and other natural features. The finished pot will exemplify a miniature desert scene that will grow and thrive in the pot for many years to come.
More details about our upcoming Desert Day can be found here including bios on our esteemed guest speakers and information about the forthcoming book.
Saturday May 16, 2015
9:30 am - Guest Speaker, Butterfly Scholar Leon Baginski, M.D.
Native plants for native butterflies (and oh yeah moths! Don’t forget, moths are lepidoptera too!)
Join Dr. Leon Baginski as he shares the joys of habitat gardening. Native butterflies and moths are facing dwindling numbers due to habitat loss and degradation. Come learn how to make your garden a beautiful and welcoming environment for our native butterflies and moths. Dr. Leon will go over the native host and nectar plants that attract and support them so your garden can be a sanctuary for you and these beautiful beneficials.