Tree of Life Nursery
If you are like me, you have fantasized about working at a special nursery — or having your own. Tree of Life Nursery is just such a special place for me. Located on 40 acres off Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano, TOLN was started over thirty years ago by owners Mike Evans and Jeff Bohn. Their mission was to propagate California native plants with the view to returning California habitat to its natural form. Since then TOLN has become the largest native plant supplier in the state. Both the setting and the buildings on the property are wonderful. The staff “has extensive experience in ecological restoration, habitat enhancement and authentic landscaping.” Tree of Life natives are made available to the general public through the charming Casa “La Paz” Plant and Book Store. They also offer terrific workshops, including: Native Designs: Color Year Round in the California Native Garden (April 3), Native Design: Create a Hummingbird Container (April 10), Native Design: Incorporating Desert Plants (April 17), Native Design: Design Principles for Success (April 24), and Native Design: Plant Tour of Nursery Gardens (May 1). They also have a 4 part workshop in May on how to get rid of your lawn. For more information go to their website: www.Californianativeplants.com.