Habitat for Humanity: “Container Plants for the Patio”
Habitat for Humanity presents “Container Plants for the Patio” with Newell Landscape Design and Consultings Melody Newell Funk.
(Redlands, CA) Melody Newell Funk has been creating beautiful Southern California gardens since 1983, first as Landscape Designer for Newell Nurseries and more recently as owner of Newell Landscape Design and Consulting.
“I will demonstrate planting in containers, and will talk about the different types of shrubs and small trees (including fruit trees) that work well in containers and in pots,” said Funk.
The free talk Container Plants for the Patio is Saturday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area’s ReStore, 25948 Business Center Drive, in Redlands, 92374.
Melody is the former owner of Newell Nurseries, a long-time retail garden center in the Inland Empire. Over the years, she has done hundreds of Landscape Designs and Consultations for clients in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.
“Melody is proficient in all styles of landscape, from Xeriscape to Cottage Garden, and everything in between. She enjoys providing a personal touch, interacting with the client every step of the way to achieve a garden that will provide years of enjoyment,” said Rhea Stumm, Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area’s ReStore manager.
Xeriscaping and xerogardening refer to landscaping and gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from irrigation. It is promoted in regions like the inland valleys that do not have easily accessible, plentiful, or reliable supplies of fresh water.
Xeriscaping has gained acceptance in the southwestern United States as climate patterns shift. Although xeriscaping may be an alternative to various types of traditional gardening, it is usually promoted as a substitute for lawns to reduce water usage.
The Cottage Garden is a distinct style of garden that uses an informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. English in origin, the cottage garden depends on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure.
For more information call (909) 478-1176 or visit www.HabitatSB.org.
About Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a faith-based nonprofit organization that works in partnership with families to strengthen communities and transform lives by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and making affordable home ownership a reality for community members in need.
The San Bernardino Area affiliate serves the communities of Redlands, Loma Linda, Fontana, San Bernardino, Highland, Yucaipa, Colton, Bloomington, Rialto, Grand Terrace, Mentone, Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead, Apple Valley and Victorville.