Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - August 6, 2010

Home Front for Aug. 6:

PLANT FOR FALL ... UC Master Gardeners will offer a free workshop on planting fall vegetables on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, Eleanor Pardee Park, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto. The class will cover planning the garden, best fall plantings (including broccoli and cauliflower) and starting from seed. After the workshop, visitors may tour the Water Wise and Edibles gardens, which incorporate native and low-water Mediterranean plants. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http://mastergardeners.org.

WREATHS FROM SUCCULENTS ... Robin Stockwell will teach a class on "Succulent Wreath Making" on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Students will learn to turn the eclectic sizes, shapes and colors of succulents into eye-catching wreaths. Most will not complete their wreath in class, but will have the materials and skills to do so at home. Fee, which is $125 for nonmembers and $105 for members, includes materials to produce one 12-inch wreath. Information: 650-364-8300 or www.filoli.org.

TREE TROUBLES? ... Before resorting to Small Claims Court, or just being miserable, check out the Canopy website for information about neighbors' trees that impact your property. The Q&A section covers such questions as: what to do if a neighbor's protected or unprotected tree overhangs your yard; what to do if a neighbor's tree is damaging your property; who should pay for professional trimming; whose tree is it, if it's on the property line? Information: www.canopy.org/pages/about-trees/trees-in-palo-alto/neighbor-tree-issues.php#Neighbor_tree_damage. Another resource is Palo Alto Mediation Program, at 650-856-4062 or www.paloaltomediation.org/home.html.

SUNSET'S DREAM HOUSE ... is open weekends through Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets (cash only) are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (65+ on Fridays only) and $5 for children 12 and under. The 1920s Mediterranean bungalow, at 100 Towne Terrace, Los Gatos, was renovated inside and out with a focus on stylish, sustainable materials. The home will be featured in the October issue of Sunset. Information: www.sunset.com/dreamremodel.

WEED-WHACK CORREX ... Volunteers who want to remove non-native plants at Foothills Park every Sunday can e-mail Bob Roth at bobroth@lavabit.com for information.

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