A round-up of local home and garden news and events.
LOCAL HOME SALE STATS ... February stats are out for home sales in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. For San Mateo County, single-family homes under $1 million, the median price was $828,000 and for single-family homes more than $1 million, the median price was $2,280,000. For Santa Clara County, the median price for single-family homes under $1 million was $789,000, and it was $1,899,000 for single-family homes more than $1 million.
FOR LEASE ... Developers have begun leasing Elan Menlo Park, the new luxury multifamily complex on Haven Avenue in Menlo Park. The new structure is situated minutes away from major Bay Area employers and will be managed by Greystar. It has 146 luxury apartments and more than 17,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor amenity space for residents. Elan Menlo Park includes one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 715 to 1,249 square feet. Units have upscale kitchens with custom islands, quartz countertops, European cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Floor plans will incorporate features such as wood-style plank flooring, 9-foot ceilings, natural light, air conditioning, walk-in closets and full size washers and dryers.
BACK YARD FOUNTAIN CLASS ... Lyngso Garden Materials in San Carlos will hold a workshop on "Fountainscapes" on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. Are you curious about how a rock can become a bubbling fountain? It's easier than you may think. This presentation will guide you through creating a pondless water feature, using a natural basalt column as an example. Lyngso's water feature specialist, Jake Persichetty, will demonstrate each step from start to finish. Learn how to choose the right pump and basin, get installation tips, and take away some fresh design ideas. Go to lyngsogarden.com to register. Lyngso is located at 345 Shoreway Drive, San Carlos.
FLOWER ARRANGING ... Learn how to create a flower arrangement for your next special occasion meal, from intimate and formal to festive and free--wheeling, with the right display of flowers and table settings. On Saturday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. instructor Wendy Morck will demonstrate creating arrangements and then matching them with beautiful table settings. Then create your own arrangement to take home and enjoy. To register go to filoli.org. The fee is
$130 for members and $155 for non-members. Fee includes all plant materials and containers.