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Home&Real Estate OPEN HOME GUIDE 34 ## Also online at Home Front WORM COMPOSTING GROWING CUT FLOWERS ... The ... Nancy City of Garrison, Palo Alto who will offer with aUC free Cooperative Extension workshop on “Wormhas Composting experimented with Basics,â€? fromhundreds 10 a.m. to of noon flowers on while seeking Saturday, Julythe 27,most at Cubberley beautiful, will teach a class Community Center, on Room “Growing H-1,Cut Flowersâ€? 4000 Middlefield on Saturday, Road,Sept. Palo 6, Alto. The fromEarth 10:30Machine™ a.m. to 12:30 compost p.m. at bin Common and worm Ground bin Organic and compostGarden ing Supply accessories and Education will beCenter, available for 559sale. College Information Ave., Palo(and Alto.regTopistration ics include — growing requiredflowers because with of space stayinglimitations): power — including 650-329-2241 orach, or amaranths, 408-918-4640, alstromerias, www.reducepurple millet, peonies or Compost@aem. and long-stemmed roses — and which plant foliage complements them. Cost is $27. CREATE For information, HABITATS call 650-493... U.C. Master 6072 Gardeners or visit www.commonRoberta Barnes will talk about “Habitat Gardeningâ€? from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, IDEAS FOR July THE 30, HOME at the...Los The Altos SouthLibrary, Bay Home 13 S. & Garden San Antonio Show Road, will be held Los Altos. Sept. Barnes 5 to 7 (Friday, will discuss noon to 8pollen p.m.; and Saturday, nectar11plants a.m. that to 7 p.m.; attract and beneficial Sunday, insects, 11 a.m. to 6 butterflies p.m.), at theand Santa other Clara animals. ConvenInformation: tion Center, 5001 Master Great Gardeners America at Parkway, 408-282-3105, Santa Clara. between More 9:30 than a.m. 300 exhibitors and 12:30will p.m., be demonMonday through strating remodeling, Friday or http://masterdecorating and landscaping products and services, with experts on hand for GARDEN mini-lectures BONANZA and demonstrations. ... Filoli will hold Admission its summer is $10,celebration, with children 10 dubbed and under “The freeGreat (FridayBig only Garden $5 after Bonanzaâ€? 5 p.m. or $8 from for seniors). 11 a.m. to For3:30 inforp.m. mation, on visit Friday, www.southbayhomeSaturday and Sunday, show.comAug. or call 2-4, 408-748-7000. at 86 CaĂąada Road, Woodside. The celebration will include an orchard walk, cutting garden walk, talk on photographing flowers, demonstrations of preserving flowers, flowers with foods and flower arranging as well as crafts for children. No reservations are required. Programs are free with paid admission ($15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students age 5-17, free for children 4 and younger). Information: or 650-364-8300 VERTICAL GARDENING ... Robin Stockwell will teach a class on creating “The Living Mural — Vertical Gardeningâ€? from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at Filoli, 86 CaĂąada Road, Woodside. The class will deal with plant selection, design and maintenance; each student will be given a redwood frame, succulent potting mix, plants and howtos. Fee is $125 for nonmembers, $105 for members and includes all materials. Information: 650364-8300 or N Shannon Scheel and brother Connor stand beside their father’s red Mustang, outside of their Embarcadero Oaks home. Leland Manor / Garland / Embarcadero Oaks Centrally located, yet a world apart by Rye Druzin | photographs by Veronica Weber hree mini-neighborhoods stretch north from Oregon Expressway, encompassed by Middlefield, Embarcadero and Louis roads. Garland Drive, Leland Manor and Embarcadero Oaks are all neighborhoods in their own right, with unique personalities. The neighborhoods’ central location allows for easy access to local shopping, schools and community resources. All of these amenities exist around neighborhoods that are tranquil and a world apart from their surroundings. T NEIGHBORHOOD SNAPSHOTS Garland Drive Garland Drive has seen an influx of new families over the last decade, infusing new life into an already active community. The idyllic minineighborhood is centered around Garland Drive, an unusually winding street lined by magnolia trees and Coastwise homes. “Garland is one of the first curvy streets in Palo Alto, according to lore,â€? said resident Sharon Witte, who has lived on Garland since 1994. “(The curvy street) is nice because it discourages people from cutting through.â€? Despite its proximity to Oregon, Middlefield and two schools, Garland is a secluded neighborhood. The small amount of traffic means that many neighbors know who is in the neighborhood, and they frequently will talk to each other. Garland is one of the more closely knit communities, and an annual Fourth of July party is a mainstay for the residents. Esther Nigenda, a resident of Gar- land Drive and a Block Preparedness coordinator, finds her neighborhood quiet. “We don’t have any of the major issues that other neighborhoods have, like traffic, or flooding of the creek, or bike paths; it’s very calm.â€? The Parents Nursery School coop serves as an anchor on the Louis side of Garland, providing a space for kids to play and parents to contribute to the sense of community. Most kids attend middle school at Jordan, deepening connections between families. “It’s super neighborly. Everybody (continued on page 31) (continued on page 29) 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. A home on Seale Avenue in the Leland Manor neighborhood in Palo Alto. A home on Northampton Drive in the Leland Manor neighborhood. ĂœĂœĂœÂ°*>Â?ÂœÂ?ĂŒÂœ"˜Â?ˆ˜i°VÂœÂ“ĂŠUĂŠ*>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠĂ•Â?ĂžĂŠĂ“Ăˆ]ÊÓä£ÎÊU Page 29

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