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A Garden of Inspiration: Quotes

Gardeners will love this book! Full of beloved quotes and new ideas too, all about gardening. Who has Spring Fever? They will love this book.

“We gardeners are healthy, joyous, natural creatures. We are practical, patient, optimistic. We declare our optimism every year, every season with every act of planting.” — Carol Deppe author of the book The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-reliance in Uncertain Times.

From the book of Quotations: A Garden of Inspiration.

GardenAware.com Sets Its Sites on New Generation of Gardeners

The new online gardening resource, Garden Aware is aiming to get more young readers gardening. It has set out to break the stereotype that green fingers are a hobby for the older generation with a colourful and engaging website offering interesting and attention-grabbing articles.

With a recent global gardening survey revealing that 47% of the UK population would like to introduce their children and/or grandchildren to the world of horticulture, it has never been a better time for families to grab their gloves and seed the passion for gardening.

Research suggest that the younger generation is becoming more interested in gardening with a recent survey showing it is more popular than the cinema with some 25-35 year-olds.  This year, the Royal Horticulture Society also found that 89% of 16-25-year-olds have a garden or grow plants.

Shad Zac, Owner of Garden Aware said, “The number of young gardeners is on the rise, however, many still believe that gardening is reserved for the elderly, the retired or those with too much time on their hands. Here at Garden Aware we aim to show budding horticulturalists that tackling a garden is not only relaxing, but rewarding.”

It is never too early to experience the array of benefits that gardening offers both physical and psychological. These include a lowering of blood pressure, to lower chances of strokes and heart disease and a better diet free of too much processed food and full of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Zac added, “Our website offers a vast range of articles, techniques and tips for anyone who wishes to get their fingers green. There is something for everyone, and with years of experience, Garden Aware is designed to be accessible for young gardeners to pick up the tools they require.”

To find out more about Garden Aware visit the website: http://www.gardenaware.com

About Garden Aware

A source of education and information for all gardeners regardless of experience, Garden Aware is the best online resource for gardening enthusiasts, providing them with top-quality gardening information, inspiring ideas and utilitarian tips on how to keep home yards updates round the year.

A family run website, Garden Aware exudes passion and gives gardeners useful tips on how to tackle any space. Experts in grow-your-own, the online resource can help growing gardeners live greener, fresher and sprightlier lives.

Easy to Grow Native Plants

Learn more about ‘Easy to Grow Native Plants’ at this class taught by Nancy McClenny, students can learn about native plants — including trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals — that are easy to grow in home gardens.

June 6-18, 7-9 p.m.  It’s a Free class.

Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

Lawn no more! Class May 4

Would you like to save money on your water bill? Are you tired of your lawn, but don’t know what to put in instead? This class will inspire you to replace your resource-intense lawn with  a low maintenance native lawn or a beautiful water-wise garden. Topics  include no-lawn landscaping styles and ideas, tips on removing lawn, native lawn alternatives, sheet mulching to prevent weeds, graywater and rainwater irrigation, and pervious paving. A list of drought-tolerant native plants, as well as a few simple designs to get you started will be provided.
Taught by Sherri Osaka, who is a licensed Landscape Architect and Bay-Friendly Qualified Designer and started her own company 15 years ago. She has been lecturing and implementing ecological landscaping techniques, including drought-tolerant native plants for many years.
Saturday, May 4
10:30 – 12:30           $31

To register click Lawn Alternatives

This class is offered by COMMON GROUND – if you have never visited, you will love it! They have friendly interested gardeners on their staff.

559 College Ave Palo Alto, CA 94306

650-493-6072

Coastal Plant Communities Talk JUNE 2

The California Native Plants Society has talks and discussions about plants at our local libraries. You can see their entire schedule at http://www.cnps-scv.org/
On Thursday June 2 at 7pm the talk will be, “Garden Plants from Coastal Habitats and San Bruno Mountain Field Trip”, at the San Carlos Library. This sounds especially interesting to me. They find experts and professionals to give the talks so each one is informative and interesting.

You can email cnps_scv@yahoo.com or call 650-260-3450 for more information.