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Home front: Lunar New Year, camellia care

 

A roundup of local home and garden news and events including a Lunar New Year camellia tour and container veggies.

LUNAR NEW YEAR AT GAMBLE ... Celebrate the Year of the Dog at Gamble Garden on Saturday, Feb. 10 , from 9 a.m. to noon,1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The event will feature activities for the family, including tours of the Camellia beds; learning Chinese characters; Chinese paper folding and cutting; a red packet craft; and storytelling. The event is free but registration is requested. For more information, go to gamblegarden.org.

LEARN HOW TO GROW EDIBLE PLANTS ... The De Anza Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will host a program on vegetable and fruit gardening on Wednesday, Feb. 21 , at 7:30 p.m. in Room 18 of the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

VEGGIES IN CONTAINERS ... Even if you don't have enough ground space, you can still grow fresh vegetables in containers. The Palo Alto master gardener program will hold a free workshop on "Growing Vegetables in Containers" on Thursday, Feb. 22 , from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Learn how to select the right containers and potting soil and how to feed and water your veggies.

CAMELLIA CARE ... This time of year, it's important to keep camellias watered if there isn't enough rain. According to the Northern California Camellia Society, continue feeding with 0-10-10 fertilizer during the bloom period (which is now). maintain an open plant (prune so new flowers aren't crowded) and buds have room to develop. Remove buds if you want to achieve larger, downward-pointing flowers.

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