93 Photos from 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

Scenes from the 1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour

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10 drought-tolerant gardens were highlighted throughout Sherman Oaks on this 3 hour, self-guided garden tour sponsored by the Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council. 

Residents and designers were on-hand at each stop to answer questions about the design and maintenance of these gardens for those who might want to try it themselves. A variety of garden types was shown including low maintenance gardens and a complete bio-sustainable garden including koi fish aquaponics systems, chickens and a variety of food and fruit production. There was something for everyone on the tour.

Photos provided by Sherman Oaks resident Douglas E. Welch of A Gardener’s Notebook

Sherman Oaks neighborhood Council

1st annual California native and drought tolerant plant self guided garden tour

October 21, 2018 noon to 3 PM

  • Receive complimentary DWP lawn rebate information and materials
  • Learn various ways to conserve water and save money
  • Discuss ideas and resources on how to make your landscape “water wise“
  • Tour participants will be available to answer your questions

Meet at 13843 Milbank St., Sherman Oaks to begin the tour and receive a list of participating homes and water wise Gardens

1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour – Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Noon to 3pm

1st Annual California Native And Drought Tolerant Plant Self Guided Garden Tour - Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council - Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Noon to 3pm

Sherman Oaks neighborhood Council

1st annual California native and drought tolerant plant self guided garden tour

October 21, 2018 noon to 3 PM

  • Receive complimentary DWP lawn rebate information and materials
  • Learn various ways to conserve water and save money
  • Discuss ideas and resources on how to make your landscape quotewater wise“
  • Tour participants will be available to answer your questions

Meet at 13843 Milbank St., Sherman Oaks to begin the tour and receive a list of participating homes and water wise Gardens

 

Native Plant Sale Weekend!, Sepulveda Garden Center, October 13 & 14, 2018

Native Plant Sale Weekend!, Sepulveda Garden Center, October 13 & 14, 2018

Native Plant Sale Weekend!
Sponsored by the California Native Plant Society (LA/SMM)
October 13 & 14, 2018 – 10am – 3:00pm
Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA, 91436

MEMBER PRE-SALE AT 9:30am -10am Saturday only

ALL CNPS MEMBERS GET 10% OFF PLANTS & BOOKS*

We will have an expanded selection this year – with a focus on species that can survive in our hot and dry climate – there is a plant that can fill your garden’s needs. Many native plants can survive quite well with natural rainfall once they get established. Items for sale include perennial wildflowers, irises, mints, sages, berries, hummingbird and butterfly plants, shrubs, perennials, and trees. A diverse selection of wildflower seeds will be available for purchase. Also for sale are new and used natural history and native gardening books, activity books for children, field guides, and posters. Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase.

During the sale, experienced CNPSers can assist you in selecting plants that are suitable for your garden! Proceeds from the plant sale help support the activities of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

More CNPS events

Free Monthly Composting Workshops – Los Angeles

Free Composting Workshops

Free Monthly Composting Workshops - Los Angeles

Come learn to compost! Compost bin sales are held two Fridays and two Saturdays of each month from 9am to 12pm. At all events, we’ll have discounted compost bins ($20 each) for sale. Bagged TOPGRO soil amendment is available only at the Lopez Canyon location. All sales are final. Free mulch is available at both locations as well—please bring your own container and shovel. Proof of City of Los Angeles residence is required for discounted sales. Please note that events may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather; feel free to call in advance.

At the Saturday workshops, experts will review backyard composting, smart gardening, worm composting, and grasscycling. There is no cost to attend. Please note that Friday events are bin sales only.  

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Compost lopez 2018

Visit the Web Site for Complete Schedule and Locations

Local Event: Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale – April 7, 2018

Local Event: Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale - April 7, 2018

Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, Wildflower Show & Plant Sale

Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 9am-4pm

Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA 91436

The annual Wildflower Show of the Los Angeles / Santa Monica Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Sepulveda Garden Center in conjunction with a simultaneous Native Plant Celebration & Symposium, plant and book sale. The Symposium will feature speakers throughout the day. Plants for sale will be available courtesy of our Symposium partner, the Theodore Payne Foundation. We welcome California native wildflower cuttings from your home gardens.

For a list of speakers and more information, visit the California Native Plant Society Website

Event: Tomatomania is coming to San Fernando Valley – March 16-18, 2018 – Tapia Bros.

Event: Tomatomania is coming to San Fernando Valley - March 16-18, 2018 - Tapia Bros.

Event: Tomatomania is coming to San Fernando Valley - March 16-18, 2018 - Tapia Bros.

March 16-18, 2018

Tapia Brothers Farm Stand
5251 Hayvenhurst Ave, Encino, CA 91436
9am – 5pm all three days

(818) 905-6155

Event: Tomatomania is coming to San Fernando Valley - March 16-18, 2018 - Tapia Bros.

It’s the Whopper. The Big Kahuna, The T-Rex of tomato sales!

One of Los Angeles’ oldest garden traditions meets one of its newest sensations as Tapia Brothers Farm Stand again hosts the largest of the TOMATOMANIA! seedling sales. We’ll showcase almost 300 tomato varieties (yes, you read that right) and offer everything you’ll need to have the most successful tomato season ever.

A new twist this year: we will add some short classes and include expert guest appearances to offer you more garden thoughts and expertise! Don’t miss them.

See more information and locations on the Tomatomania Web Site.

Watch a video interview I did with founder Scott Diagre back in 2011

Get the Tomatomania book from Amazon.com

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our organization
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out!
† Available from the LA Public Library

Local Event: California Native Plant Society Monthly Meeting – March 13, 2018, 730pm

California Native Plant Society Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30pm
Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Blvd
Encino, CA 

Cal State Northridge Biology Dept Research:

1) Dudleya Evolution Trends
2) Climate Growth Sensitivity in Bigcone Douglas Fir

Dani Amoroso and Cody Russell will be presenting their findings with a slide show.

Program is free and non-members are welcome. Refreshments will be available.

Dinner precedes the meeting at 6pm at Maria’s Italian Kitchen, 16608 Ventura Blvd, Encino. Come, join us!
For more info go to www.lacnps.org or email us at lacnps@lacnps.org or call 818-782-9346.