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INSIDE: N Classified Marketplace, page 67 N Puzzles, page 68 Al so on lin E M 62 HO GE EN PA OP DE, I GU HOME & REAL ESTATE PA L O A LT O W E E K LY e at w w w .P al o Al to On lin e. co m Home Front GARDEN PLANNING ... John Jeavons, executive director of Ecology Action and author of “How to Grow More Vegetables,â€? will teach a pair of classes on Saturday, March 12, at Common Ground Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. “Planning Your Garden,â€? from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., deals with learning how to use the charts in his book and getting seedlings started at the right time. “Compost Crops and Rotations,â€? from 2 to 4 p.m., will cover maximizing garden output over three years. Cost for each class is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or GARDEN DESIGN ... An indoor/ outdoor class on “Garden Designâ€? will be held Saturday, March 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Filoli, 86 CaĂąada Road, Woodside. Emphasis will be on working with the space you have, learning to combine plants successfully, and choosing the right plant for the right place. Cost is $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. Information: 650-364-8300 or CARING FOR MAPLES ... Bruce Andrews, an authority on Japanese maples, will be featured at the next meeting of the De Anza Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. The group meets in Room 12 of the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Rhododendrons that do poorly in this area will also be discussed. Information: www. (continued on page 52) Pamela J #0626&54 50"35 Bay Area floral designers create living tributes to de Young pieces by Sarah Trauben he average museum attendee spends a scant three to five seconds passively glancing at each work of art, an oft-cited statistic suggests. As spring nears, an annual benefit by Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will invite attendees to lengthen and deepen that gaze as they view living interpretations of de Young pieces designed by local floral artists. “It’s a glorious week for the museum. It’s completely bedecked with flowers,â€? Barbara Traisman, co-chair of the Bouquets to Art festival, said. The festival, which will enter its 27th year when it opens March 15, gives 150 featured floral designers creative leeway to interpret the de Young’s permanent collection pieces 5 An homage in blossoms by designing complementing blossom arrangements. The largest fundraiser for special exhibitions at the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, its displays draw thousands of attendees during the five-day event. “It isn’t judged and there’s no prize: You do it because you love it,â€? 10-year participant Constance Oakson of Los Altos Hills-based The Empire of Flora said. The pairings range from literal duplications to reinterpretations to designs that draw emotive, tonal or structural inspiration from their partner, Traisman said, encouraging museum-wary attendees and seasoned art lovers alike to take a closer look. “At Bouquets to Art, people stand in (continued on 51) From left, clockwise: Floral designer Wendy Ann Morck, Wendy Morck Design, Redwood Shores, complements Robert Henry’s “Lady in Black with Spanish Scarfâ€? in 2010; Donna M. Higgins, Design & Interiors, Los Altos, was paired with Florine Stettheimer’s “Still Life with Flowerâ€? in 2010; and Kiwi DeVoy, DeVoy Designs, Atherton, played off Wayne Thiebaud’s “Three Machinesâ€? in 2009. Pamela J ALL ABOUT SOLAR ... A panel of experts will talk about “Everything Under the Sun: Learn About Solar Pamela J TREE WALKS, PLANTING ... Canopy is hosting a California Arbor Week Festival and tree planting at Eleanor Pardee Park, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto, on Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featured events include a ceremonial planting at 9:30 a.m., tree-planting demonstration at 10 a.m., kid-friendly tree walks at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and a competitive tree-climbing demonstration at 10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. An “Ask the Arboristâ€? booth will be available all day. Information: Michael Hawkins at 650-964-6110, ext. 1. *>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠ>Ă€VÂ…ĂŠÂŁÂŁ]ÊÓ䣣ÊU Page 49

Palo Alto Weekly 03.11.2011 - Section 2

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