Create a water-smart garden

RANCHO SANTA FE — In an effort to work with the current drought, a “Designing With Water Smart Plants” workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, 17025 Avenida de Acacias.
Topics will include ideas for WaterSmart landscape designs and great low-water-use plants. This workshop is designed with consideration for smart landscape choices and watering efficiency to help conserve California’s water supply. Don Schultz, horticulture instructor for Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, is teaching this workshop to help educate consumers about the basics of designing a water-smart landscape. Schultz is also the former horticulture manager for the Water Conservation Garden and has more than 25 years experience in the landscaping business.
The landscape design section will offer homeowners information on how to organize their ideas and resources to develop a landscape plan that works for them. See how a landscape designer approaches the design for a home.
WaterSmart plants section identifies common and useful plants that are drought tolerant, beautiful and good for homeowners. The San Dieguito Water District offers free water smart landscape classes to our customers in a cooperative effort with the Santa Fe Irrigation District and the Olivenhain Municipal Water District.
Call (760) 633-2676 to register.

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