Every homeowner and concerned resident of the San Fernando Valley should take water conservation as a personal challenge.
One way we can beautify our homes and neighborhoods, while encouraging California songbirds and butterflies is by planting native gardens. By setting a goal of having 50% of our gardens comprised of native plants and trees, we can bring positive change to our world. And, since many San Fernando Valley residents are just now replacing plants lost in last winter's three nights of freezing weather, this is the time to "Go Native!"
Just to encourage us, the weekend of April 28 -29, is the time for the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants' "4th Annual Native Plant Garden Tour." The self-guided journey allows us to visit 30 gardens in the greater Los Angeles area - all of which have gardens of at least 50% native plants.
You can purchase tour tickets by visiting the Payne Foundation website at:
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley salutes the Theodore Payne Foundation's outstanding service to our City and Valley. Visit their plant nursery, bookstore and educational center in Sun Valley soon.