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Irvine Ranch Water District Suggests You Check out the Natives

Are you interested in cutting down on water use in your garden by installing native plants? Would you even recognize a native plant if you saw one? Join the California Native Plant Society of Orange County on a one-day, self-guided tour of gardens featuring all or mostly native plants all over Orange County.

The date of this year’s garden tour is May 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity to visit 19 gardens that are not open for viewing. These gardens’ unique designs not only save water, they also attract native birds and butterflies – and are living proof that California native plants can be successfully integrated into the home landscape. Designers who specialize in using native plants will be present in some gardens.

There is no cost for the tour, but registration with the Native Plant Society is required. You can also check out the IRWD website for tips on saving money on outdoor water use.

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