Sunday, November 15, 2009

Say Goodbye to the Chain Link Fence

This past month we tore out the old chainlink fence along the northside of the garden and replaced it with a beautiful split rail design. (See featured photo to the right top of blog). If you haven't been by lately come on over and see what a difference it makes!
Many thanks to Jim Catella for the design and installation, Ann Barklow and Julie Gonella for making it happen, Mike Garcia and his guys from Enviroscape for making the site ready and detailing the area so beautifully and to the guys in MB Parks and Rec for removing the old fence and hauling it away. Well done!
Photo by Julie Gonella

Friday, November 13, 2009

California Native Plant Lovers

You have fallen in love with California native plants - go ahead and admit it. You became a member of MBBG and cannot go back to your previous unfulfilled life of water-sucking pest-ridden tropicals. You volunteer on Fridays at the garden - but it's not enough. You need more.

A few ideas:

- Check out the events on the local South Coast Calif. Native Plant Societies Calendar Page
- Sign up for a Tree of Life Nursery Workshop (plant nursery is open!)
- Visit the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (plant nursery is open Weds-Sun)
- Visit the Theodore Payne Foundation (plant nursery is open Tues-Sat)
- Visit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (plant nursery open daily)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tree Trimming Class at the Garden

Tree Trimming Guidelines Class
Nov. 14, 10-11 am

Greg Monfette, Certified Arborist

Join certified Arborist, Greg Monfette, and take a walk through the trees in Polliwog Park and the Botanical Garden to learn about tree care. You will learn how to recognize a hazardous tree limb or tree; best pruning practices; and what you need to know about the City’s tree ordinance.

For complete information, please go to the MBBG Homepage