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Is it even possible to grow orchids outdoors here in the Bay Area? Sure! To get your started, come to the Menlo Park Library on Sept. 10 at 6:30 pm to get tips from an expert.

Mary E. Gerritsen, author of A Bay Area Guide to Orchids and Their Culture, has been growing orchids off and on for over thirty years. Learn more about the plants, and benefit from her expertise!

Books will be available for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the San Francisco Orchid Society.

 

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Lee’s Bees return to Cafe Zoë this Saturday with more honey products

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Heather and Jason, the two Willows neighborhood kids behind Lee’s Bees, make their second annual appearance at Cafe Zoë on August 18 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. They’re offering an expanded product list, all created — or inspired — from the honey made by bees in their grandmother’s backyard. Sandy Lee started the hives […]

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Amazing sunflowers grace one Menlo Park backyard

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The sunflowers planted by Menlo Park resident Robin Tobias are again providing cheer for her and everyone else that sees them. She emails: “I planted more than past years, 140 or so, an estimate because  I got dizzy counting! “My favorites are still the little Teddy Bears, that grow into bright yellow pom poms! But […]

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Filoli hosts first Art Faire July 27-29

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Filoli is hosting its first ever Art Faire July 27-29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Among those participating is  Lee Middleman, who has been profiled on InMenlo. Lee is among 30 artists working in various mediums: glass, ceramics, photography, and painting. Sip a glass of wine while meeting new artists and other art lovers. The Filoli […]

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Filoli kicks off the its summer season with 30th annual flower show

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Now through August 30, Filoli in Woodside is celebrating the Colors of California, which the estate kicked off with its 30th annual Flower Show last weekend. The theme was California Kaleidoscope in honor of the history and environment of California. The show featured over 80 floral displays from a range of professional exhibitors and florists, including a […]

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Spotted: Flowers “in the pink” on Mother’s Day in Menlo Park

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The San Francisco Giants are sporting pink today in honor of Mother’s Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Not to be out done are these pink roses and rhododendron spotted in Menlo Park front yards today.  

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Spotted: Menlo Park front yard filled with tulips

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Alas, we need one of our great contributing photographers to really show off the front yard filled with tulips at this Menlo Park home. Our iPhone shot gives only a hint of how glorious it is. It was designed by Menlo Park landscape designer Susan Ogle who we interviewed in 2013. Photo by Linda Hubbard […]

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Free compost giveaway at Bedwell Bayfront Park the first Saturday of the month

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A free compost giveaway is held at Bedwell Bayfront Park on the first Saturday of every month (except December and January) starting at 7:00 am. Residents should bring proof of residency, shovels and containers, and be prepared to help themselves to the large pile of compost just inside the park entrance. The compost comes from […]

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Learn about proper tree care at a workshop on April 7

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Menlo Park city arborist Christian Bonner will be showing residents how to maintain and care for their trees while using water efficiently and effectively. The workshop will demonstrate proper tree care and maintenance, including pruning and irrigation techniques with a water-conscious mindset. Please dress for the elements, bring a pair of your favorite gardening gloves, […]

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Tickets on sale for Filoli’s 30th annual flower show, “California Kaledioscope”

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Filoli’s 30th annual Flower Show, “California Kaleidoscope,” will take place from May 31st through June 3rd, spotlighting over 80 floral displays from a range of professional exhibitors and florists, including an exposition of Ikebana designs by local artists who specialize in the unique Japanese floral art form. The 2018 Flower Show exhibitors include American Rhododendron […]

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Learn how to maintain and care for your trees with less water on Nov 18

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This free workshop will demonstrate water-conscious care, maintenance, pruning and irrigation techniques to promote the health of your trees during dry periods. It takes place on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9:00 am to noon at Arrillaga Family Recreation Center (700 Alma St.) in Menlo Park. Learn answers to all of your tree-related questions from a professional […]

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