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Design Your Garden for Water Conservation

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During this 2 hour design workshop, participants will learn about the importance of water conservation, impact of state water adjudication on homeowners and municipalities and ways to address the challenges through savvy garden design. Instructor Kathy Noble, L.A., will give a brief overview of xeriscape and permaculture design approaches to conservation of resources.  Then, starting from the ground up, participants will learn basic soil types, appropriate plant selection and their effect on a homeowner’s water use. Noble will demonstrate a variety of drip irrigation designs, suggest useful tools and clocks, and discuss weather considerations and the importance of mulching. She’ll also cover ways to assess infiltration rates and how to adapt existing irrigation systems (or lack of a system) by using temporary hose bibs to deliver water via drip lines to an area of a garden.

This class is the second in a 2-part series in garden design.  Part One, “Design Your Garden for Year Round Color” will be held March 17 from 6:30-8:30 PM.  You may sign up for both Part 1 and 2 for a reduced rate:  $35 for SBG members/$45 for nonmembers.

Day/Time: March 30, 2017; 6:30-8:30 PM

Cost: $20 for SBG members/$25 for nonmembers

Instructor: Kathy Noble received her Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Idaho. She has lived in the Wood River Valley for 40 years and for 25 years owned Sun Valley Florist. She designs, installs and maintains gardens throughout the Valley and is now the Gardens and Facilities Manager at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.

Design Your Garden for Year Round Color

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During this 2 hour, hands on design workshop, participants will learn how to create a garden that comes alive every season of the year. Instructor Kathy Noble, L.A., will delve into the mysteries of design, plant selection, hardscapes, microclimates and soils.  Then starting with a base map of existing plants and physical structures, Noble will guide participants as they use tracing paper to visualize bloom sequences from spring through summer and structural interest during the winter. Everyone will leave with a personalized garden design and plant selection ideas that can be implemented as soon as spring arrives.

This class is the first in a 2-part series in garden design.  Part Two “Design Your Garden for Water Conservation” will be held March 30 from 6:30-8:30 PM.  You may sign up for both Part 1 and 2 for a reduced rate:  $35 for SBG members/$45 for nonmembers.  Call 726.9358 or click here to register online.

Day/Time: March 16, 2017; 6:30-8:30 PM

Cost: $20 for SBG members/$25 for nonmembers

Instructor: Kathy Noble received her Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Idaho. She has lived in the Wood River Valley for 40 years and for 25 years owned Sun Valley Florist. She designs, installs and maintains gardens throughout the Valley and is now the Gardens and Facilities Manager at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden.