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Bee Keeping

Bee Keeping

Feb. 22, 2017. Editor’s note: We’re sorry to report, but we’ve just heard that this bee keeping class has been canceled. The wonder of bees. Now more than ever. Danny Finkelstein and The Valley Hive lead a class on bee keeping at The Arboretum on Sunday, February 26. Finkelstein will share the history of bee […]

Yvonne’s Basic Pruning Overview

Yvonne’s Basic Pruning Overview

What a great way to end 2016 and begin 2017—with lots of rain! Yay! So glorious to relish each gentle drop over long hours so the soil was able to absorb all the goodness… and then have those downpours that really filled the soil’s air pores so the moisture could sink deeply down into rootzones. Love it! With the promise […]

Nipped by Frost?

Nipped by Frost?

The last several nights have threatened frost, even down here in the mid-lowlands of my garden in the southern section of Pasadena. While the end of January is the average last frost date for our area, I haven’t worried much about it for quite a few years since we haven’t had even a light frost […]

Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants

Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants

We welcome weird. Different. Old. Distinctive. Unique. Odd. How colorless the world would be without all that. If you are of the same ilk, then pull up your mobile calendar and set the date for the Arboretum’s annual Amazing Plants Tour. On June 11, Frank McDonough guides guests throughout the park (yes, it feels like a park […]

Summer Whites

Summer Whites

We often hear good stories: quirky yarns, eccentric takes. We’d like to add this to the treasure chest. A gentleman in the early 20th century—perhaps so fearful, wary, and diligent in regard to the safety of his family—that he asks his architect to make his soon-to-be constructed new home fireproof. The resulting bungalow is indeed fireproof, thanks […]

2016 Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards

2016 Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards

Join Altadena Heritage from 3 to 6 p.m. for an afternoon of festive food, luscious libations, mellow music, captivating conviviality… and, of course, AH’s 2016 Golden Poppy Awards, which honor Altadena residents whose water-wise street-oriented gardens enhance our neighborhoods. An added attraction will be docent-led tours of the new Waldorf School campus next door, featuring […]

Preservation Walking Tour of San Gabriel

Preservation Walking Tour of San Gabriel

From a hammered copper baptismal font from 1771 to tapestries presented by the King of Spain, the walking tour of San Gabriel on May 14 has innumerable tidbits of information and historical treasures to reveal. In honor of national Preservation Month, The City of San Gabriel and the San Gabriel Historical Association join Pasadena Heritage to host this […]

Harvesting Herbs for Fresh & Dry Use

Harvesting Herbs for Fresh & Dry Use

Herbs you use frequently either fresh or dry are definitely worth growing and harvesting for their excellent-quality essential oils and economy. With even only a small space for growing and then harvesting in a timely manner, you can get several or more harvests per growing season that will provide many times the quantity that would […]

Inaugural ARTboretum

Inaugural ARTboretum

April 29 through May 1, the L. A. County Arboretum introduces “the first annual ARTboretum: Nature’s infinite beauty portrayed in exquisite detail.” Botanical artist Cristina Baltayian instructed the Arboretum Botanical and Illustration students leading to an exhibit of original works of botanical art. The show is open to the public and originals, prints, and cards are […]

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

A beautiful spot to celebrate Earth Day is the marvelous and often missed Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, almost directly across from the lovely Arlington Garden at Pasadena Avenue. It’s historic, it’s serene, and on April 24, Storrier Stearns will have Pasadena Water & Power on site handing out free seeds “to encourage spring flower planting,” as […]

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