SHADE LOVERS ... If you have a shady corner in your garden, you might want to add a container with plants that enjoy less sun. Summerwinds Nursery will host a free 30-minute talk on "Shade-loving Plants for your Containers" on Sunday, March 3, at 9 a.m.
Learn tricks for caring for a colorful and texture-rich arrangement made for a shady location in your garden. Design experts will walk you through the creation of a shade-plant arrangement. To register, go to summerwindsnursery.com. Summerwinds Nursery is located at 725 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
GARDEN TOUR DATES ... The 2019 Going Native Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, May 4 (southern Santa Clara Valley), and Sunday, May 5 (north to San Francisco), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The free tour is organized by the California Native Plant Society (Santa Clara Valley Chapter)
in association with UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County. Since 2003, the native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants. The tour features approximately 60 gardens, most of them in private homes, which are open for self-guided tours. To register, go to gngt.org.
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