Fall Hours 2015

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Tree of Life Nursery Hours CHANGE
Saturdays October-June

The change results in increased hours for our retail store, Casa La Paz, on Saturdays: Open 9 AM - 4 PM from October through June. We will continue to be open our regular week-day hours, Monday through Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

In summary, October - June
Casa La Paz Hours:
Mon-Sat 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Last Updated on Monday, 28 September 2015 06:56

October Replace Your Lawn Series

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The “Replace Your Lawn” (RYL) Workshop Series returns to Tree of Life Nursery this October!

Abe Sanchez

All workshops start at 9:30 am on Saturdays in October. Attendance is free and no reservations are necessary.

Saturday October 3 - Planting Season Kickoff! Two Workshops...
We will be kicking off planting season with our popular Replace Your Lawn (RYL) Series as well as a tasting of native plant teas.

9:30 am - RYL I: Kill Your Lawn

The first step in transitioning to a more sustainable garden is removing your water hungry lawn. However, killing your lawn can be more involved than you would expect (depending on the type of grass you have) and the methods to get rid of a lawn are quite varied.  Avoid unnecessary labor and learn several successful methods for lawn removal, depending on your turf type, budget, and timeline. Join Designer in Residence Rama Nayeri as she gives this practical, easy-to-follow talk about how to remove your lawn to make way for a fresh and more sustainable landscape.

10:30 am - Native Foods: Making Tea with Native Plants

Native foods expert Abe Sanchez will be at Tree of Life with an assortment of teas made from California native plants. Come try these soothing and refreshing teas and learn which plants you can use at home both in the garden and in your kitchen!

RYL series continues, Saturdays in October, Read More for details...!

Last Updated on Monday, 28 September 2015 06:56

Mike Evans on Turf Replacement

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OK, we can’t just keep on bein’ quiet about a subject that is screamin’ for attention. Turf replacement... and the new look that is transforming the southern California landscape. Time to weigh in. Read the article below or click here for a PDF download... sorry about the article’s length. We hope the content makes it worth the read. Enjoy.

"Ugly" Is Not a Turf Replacement Casa La Paz
Mike Evans
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© Tree of Life Nursery, August 2015

A practical approach to authentic beauty instead of grass.

The statewide drought is fast making every useless (not utilized) patch of lawn a thing of the past, and it’s high time. Not only does that grass use copious amounts of water, but the polluted runoff, the impacts of constant maintenance (including noise), the green waste, and the whole carbon footprint for turf adds up to one big negative in our seasonally dry climate. “Useful” grass, i.e.; a playground is not the issue here. Turf managers can look forward to successful careers properly managing healthy green lawns for sports and leisure. It’s the default lawn that serves no function or purpose we need to eliminate completely.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 09:34

Plant it Right!

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Learn how to "Plant it Right" in this Video Tutorial Series

Mike planting

Planting a plant is a big part of making a garden... but it is not the only part. At Tree of Life Nursery, we like to emphasize the importance of good planning, natural design, site preparation, and most of all, addressing the question: How will the garden be utilized and enjoyed by people?

But once you are ready to plant some plants, you have to do it right. Some plants are more forgiving to improper handling than others, but all plants appreciate a little TLC, especially when you are moving them from the nursery container to their new permanent home in the ground.

Watch this video series to see how to “Plant it Right!”

Plant it Right! - Part I - Digging the Hole
Plant it Right - Part II - Getting the Plant in the Ground

Plant it Right! - Part III - Initial Watering of New Native Plants  
Plant it Right! - Part IV - Follow-up Watering of New Native Plants

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 13:54

Summer 2015

Summer Hours:

M-F 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00PM

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