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INSIDE: N Classified Marketplace, page 59 N Puzzles, page 60 Al so on lin E M 50 HO GE EN PA OP IDE, GU HOME & REAL ESTATE PA L O A LT O W E E K LY e at w w w .P Camellias Home Front FABRIC GIVEAWAY ... Crafters and artists may come to the FabMo Creativity Center Friday, Feb. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (drop-ins OK after 5 p.m.) or Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (drop-ins OK after noon) for free designer fabric samples, at 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Appointments are required (and small donations requested) (email, but some drop-in hours have been added. Information: fabrix@ al o Al to On lin e. co m COLOR, BEAUTY AND LONG LIFE Camellia society celebrates its 50th anniversary with show and sale Denise Kupperman, an Atherton landscape designer and past president of the San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society, is looking forward to celebrating the society’s 50th anniversary at the Camellia Flower Show and Plant Sale on Feb. 12-13. THE DIRT ON DIRT ... UC Master Gardener David Peterson will teach a free class on “Garden Soil Basics” on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Gamble Garden Center, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Topics include compost and mulch, water, nutrients and taking care of garden soils, including when adding sand to soil can be dangerous. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or TREE WALK ... Arborist Barrie Coate will lead a tree walk on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon, meeting at the Palo Alto Main Library parking lot, 1213 Newell Road. The walk will be followed by a docent-led tour of the site-specific art installation of Patrick Dougherty. Information: by Carol Blitzer enise Kupperman was simply attracted by the sea of color. On a rainy day in February, back in 2001, she attended her first camellia flower show in Redwood City. “I went into the room, a sea of pinks and whites. It was such a wonderful surprise. It almost took my breath away,” she said. Soon she was chatting with members, joined D up, and eventually served as president from 2005 to 2007. This year she’s helping the San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society celebrate its 50th anniversary, encouraging newcomers to view more than 1,000 blooms — including miniatures, ruffled, tulip-shaped, peony-like, formal or symmetrical — at the Camellia Flower Show Vivian Wong MINI FARMING ... “CompleteDiet Mini-Farming” will be taught on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Common Ground Education Center, 599 College Ave., Palo Alto. The class will deal with planning a garden that produces healthy, nutritious food in the smallest space possible. Also, “Composting” will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Students are asked to bring a 5-gallon bucket Vivian Wong MORE ON DIRT ... Filoli will offer a course on “Soil Management” on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 86 Cañada Road, Woodside. The class deals with soil structure, fertility, water and amendments. Cost is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or (continued on page 39) (continued on page 40) *>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊiLÀÕ>ÀÞÊ££]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 37

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