New California Native Garden Enjoying The Rain

Back in October of 2016, we ran a California Native Planting and Maintenance Workshop at the San Marcos Historical Society. In January 2017, we went back to check in on the plants. After the rains that we had through December and January the plants looked really good.

San Marcos Historical Society Landscape Design for new Donor Garden

Winners and Losers

We lost the Sticky Monkey Flowers (Mimulus aurantiacus), but everything else looked super and very grateful for the beautiful soft rain.


Rain garden at San Marcos Historical SocietyNew Winter/Spring Gardening Workshop Dates Announced

We will be running another set of workshops at the San Marcos Historical Society:

Please come along and take a look for yourself to see how beautiful this garden is becoming.


Sheri and Tanis in the rain at San Marcos Historical SocietyNo Automatic Irrigation System

You can read more about how we decided not to install an automatic irrigation system at the garden. The post takes you through the math to demonstrate why we decided we did not need it.


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Diane Downey and Sheri Menelli specialize in earth-friendly landscaping practices, including vegetable gardening, rainwater capture, soil health, native plants, and efficient irrigation. Diane is a professional landscape designer with over 10 years’ experience, and Sheri is a certified permaculture designer with a six-year-old food forest in her backyard. Combined, they have over two decades of teaching experience. Their classes are taught to the public in the classroom, in the field, and via one-on-one garden coaching sessions.
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