Monday, February 13, 2012

Native Plant Specialist Deni Friese to Answer Your Questions on Sunday February 19th

Thinking About Going Native?

Spring is almost here and it's a great time to be planting native and drought tolerant plants!
Want to save water? or attract and help feed the hummingbirds, butterflies, bees? or help to save our native plants? or not plant invasive weeds? and have a beautiful yard at the same time? Come and talk with Denise "Deni" Friese, Environmentalist, Master Gardener and local Landscaper who has done consultation, design, teaching, installation and maintenance right here on the West side for over 30 years. After gardening her whole life and a degree in Environmental Studies in 1981, she can help you with practical, down-to-earth information on adding native, drought tolerant, and also edible plants into your life, no matter what your budget is. She can also tell you about adding or converting to a water-saving drip irrigation system.

Why choose native Plants?

Going "native" has never been more important. We now realize that drought tolerant plants are efficient at saving water, and they usually don't require fertilizing. But while they are often helpful to our local birds, butterflies and other and garden-friendly pollinators, some drought tolerant plants can even be hazardous to the health of Mar Vista's ecology. Find out why all plants are not created equal and how to care for your selections from our local landscaper and native plant specialist, Deni Friese.

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