Workshops focus on drought-tolerant plants

By From page A4 | February 24, 2013

Winter may be confusing us with a very wet December followed by a very dry January and February, but in Yolo County, a hot and dry summer is guaranteed.

On Saturday, March 2, Yolo County Master Gardeners will conduct two free workshops at Central Park Gardens at the corner of Third and B streets, opposite the Davis Farmers Market, that will cover a wide range of planting ideas for a waterwise, drought-tolerant garden.

From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Janet Thatcher will have a variety of samples of succulents and cacti that will endure our hot summers. Methods of planting and the care and maintenance of these attractive, but low-care, plants will be demonstrated.

From 11 a.m. to noon, Ann Daniel will introduce workshop attendees to a variety of easy-to-maintain, drought-tolerant California natives that would add seasonal color to any garden. California natives can fill any niche in a garden as they vary from ground covers to more substantial bushes and trees.

For more information, visit centralparkgardens.org, call Peg Smith at 530-756-8409 or call the Master Gardeners’ office at 530-666-8143.

Enterprise staff

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