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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 82 Also online at Home Front POP-UP PLANT SALE ... UC Master Gardeners are planning a Pop-up Plant Sale from 9 to 10 a.m. and 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive. Tomatoes, peppers, salvias and amaranth are among the plants for sale, at $3 for a 3-inch container or six-pack. Cash or check only. Two free workshops will be nestled between the sale times: “Superstars of the Summer Veggie Garden: How to Grow the Best Ever Tomatoes, Peppers, Beans and Cucumbers” from 10 to 11 a.m. and “Getting Started with Espalier — A Technique for Growing Fruit Trees” from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Information: Master Gardeners at 408-282-3105, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or http:// Katie Brigham WALKING TOURS ... In honor of Preservation Month, Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST) will be offering walking tours of Palo Alto neighborhoods: Saturday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. (Homer Avenue history, meet at 475 Homer Ave.); Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. (Downtown, meet at City Hall, 250 Hamilton Ave.); Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. (Crescent Park, meet at southeast corner of University Avenue at Guinda Street); and Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m. (Professorville, meet at corner of Addison Avenue and Bryant Street). Information: Filoli’s horticulture staff created “succulent shoes” for the annual flower show, which features interpretations of children’s books. Telling it with EXPAND COOKING REPERTOIRE ... with cooking classes through Palo Alto Adult School, including “Tasty Thai!” (Tuesday, May 7, Yannette Fichou Edwards); “Greek, Turkish and Egyptian Cuisine” (Wednesday, May 8, Yannette Fichou Edwards); and “Taste of Paris” (Thursday, May 9, Cindy Roberts). Each class is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 103 of Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, and costs $50. Information: 650-329-3752 or www. (continued on page 60) Send notices of news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening to Home Front, Palo Alto Weekly, P.O. Box 1610, Palo Alto, CA 94302, or email Deadline is one week before publication. Katie Brigham CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE ... Deadline for registering to participate in the city of Palo Alto’s biennial yard sale, which is set for Saturday, June 8, is Friday, May 10. Registered sellers will receive a fact sheet with tips for a successful sale and a list of places to donate the leftovers. The sale is coordinated by Zero Waste Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Weekly, and sellers will have their addresses featured on a yard-sale map in the Weekly and online before the sale. Information: Filoli flower show interprets storybook favorites Atherton-based floral designer Kim DeVoy picks flowers for her arrangement at the Filoli flower show, which runs May 9 to 12. like shoes or purses, which will be for sale in the Garden Shop. by Jane Knoerle ans of floral designer Kiwi DeVoy of Ather- The old golf cart used by Filoli’s former owner, Lurline Roth, to bring flowers back to the house from the cutting garden will ton know where to look for her display at be decorated in a “Cat in the Hat” theme. Robin Stockwell of “Petal Tales, Once Upon a Time,” Filoli’s Succulent Gardens in Castroville has created a Winnie the 25th-anniversary flower show to be held May 9 Pooh made entirely from succulents. The range of book titles goes from “Little Women” to “The through 12 at the historic Woodside estate. Lonely Firefly.” The four days of festivities will include Mother’s Day teas, “It’s always on the sideboard in the dining room,” said Dechampagne brunches, boxed lunches, flower-arranging demonVoy, who has been an exhibitor in every Filoli flower show. Her strations and musical performances. Filoli’s 16 acres of lawn theme “Through the Looking Glass” will feature mirrored and and lavish gardens will be in full bloom. reflected surfaces. Clients also know to expect the unusual. “I The historic greenhouses, where visitors can view plants that like to push the limits a little,” she said. have been in the Filoli collection since 1920, will also be open. DeVoy will be one of more than 70 amateurs and professional Docents will be on hand in the greenhouse courtyard to answer designers whose work will be displayed on Mother’s Day weekquestions about Filoli and personal gardens. end. The show’s theme — interpreting children’s storybooks The flower show begins with an opening night reception with flowers — will be reflected through flower arrangements, Thursday, May 9. In keeping with the theme and 25th anniverplant collections, table settings, children’s exhibits and garden sary, Lurline Roth’s son, William, and twin daughters Lurline landscapes. The horticulture staff has created succulent gifts that look (continued on page 59) F ÜÜÜ°*>œÌœ"˜ˆ˜i°Vœ“ÊUÊ*>œÊÌœÊ7iiŽÞÊUÊ>ÞÊÎ]ÊÓä£ÎÊU Page 57

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