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Xeriscape LogoThe 12th annual Xeriscape Garden Tour sponsored by the Sierra Club Big Bear group is set to take place on Saturday, July 19th. Participants can begin the FREE self-guided tour anytime between 9 am and noon starting at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery, located at 41223 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake, across the street from the Denny’s Restaurant.  Once registered, participants will have until 4:00 pm to complete the driving tour of the homes in Big Bear Valley.

A tour booklet, which includes the locations of the 8 stops, a map and helpful information on gardening in the mountains, will be handed out at the starting location. Experts will be on hand at each of the homes on the tour to explain the ins and outs of creating a beautiful landscape and conserving water at the same time. Several of the tour sponsors will be on hand at the Eminger’s starting location to answer questions about topics such as composting, tree care and artificial turf. Drought-tolerant plants will be on sale at Eminger’s throughout the day.

Once again the tour will feature a special FireWise home where the homeowner married defensible space with drought tolerant and native plants. Attendees will be able to pick up information on which native plants should be planted within 15 feet of the home and which should be planted outside a 15 foot circle. You CAN have a beautiful, natural yard and be FireWise, too.

Native plants will also be on sale mid-way through the tour at Hunters Nursery with native plant expert, Orchid Black on hand to answer your questions.   For additional information on the Sierra Club’s Xeriscape Garden Tour contact Christie Walker at 909-547-2237.

Location: Check-in Emingers Mountain Nursery at 41223 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 547-2237 Website: www.sierraclubbigbeargroup.com

Info from BigBear.com

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