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September Sage Advice Series

Sage Advice Series This September

Our Sage Advice articles have been written to help orient native plant newcomers to important themes and topics. The online articles cover topics ranging How to water your native plants and Easy Summer Planting to Native Plants for Slope Planting and Native Groundcovers. Join us for our Sage Advice Series where we will highlight and expand upon several of our new and updated Sage Advice articles in anticipation of planting season this October! All workshops start at 9:30 am

Saturday September 12Lemonade berry screen
Native Screens

Join us as we highlight evergreen, densely growing natives that function well as screens. These low maintenance shrubs require little water once established and many can be shaped into formal hedges. As natives they will provide great habitat for birds and other wildlife in your yard while they effectively block elements of the landscape that are better left behind bushes!

Saturday September 19
Natives for Slopes
In southern California, it seems, the majority of landscapes have some sort of slope component. There is a great array of suitable low water and low maintenance grasses, shrubs and trees, that when planted out will be both aesthetically pleasing as well as great habitat for many of our native butterflies and birds. Come sit in as owner Mike Evans discusses the options available and how to work them into a beautiful slope landscape.

GroundcoverSaturday September 26
Native Groundcovers

The low-growing, spreading habit of certain California natives makes them ideal groundcovers for planting in masses on slopes, in the front of mixed border plantings, in parkways or even as a lawn substitute. Join Designer in Residence Rob Moore as he highlights these native groundcovers and their uses in this Sage Advice Talk.


Our new and updated Sage Advice articles can be found here.


October Teaser

The “Replace Your Lawn” (RYL) Workshop Series will repeat this October!

Our regular extended Saturday hours resume starting October 3rd.

The change results in extended hours 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 hours:
M-F 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Sat 8:00 AM – 1:00PM

Featured Photo Credit: Sarah Bryant, Tree of Life Nursery © 2016