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Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants

Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants
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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 […]

Heaven, Bungalow Style

Heaven, Bungalow Style

Sixteen blocks of quiet, tree-lined streets, gardens, and quaint, adorable, and lovely Arts and Crafts homes make up Bungalow Heaven, which are all waiting to be viewed and enjoyed during the 26th Annual Bungalow Heaven Tour on April 24. Though Gamble House is the most famous example of Arts and Craft architecture in the area, Bungalow Heaven […]

Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

This gardening event isn’t in our immediate area, but we figured Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard isn’t too out of the way, especially if it means learning about wondrous plants and being able to purchase them. The Southern California Horticultural Society (SCHS) is holding a “Grower’s Panel” on April 14 and non-members are welcome […]

2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

To see all of the homes and gardens on the Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour one would need to start at dawn and end under starlight, and with no breaks for nosh. Yet, this annual native plant tour looks to be such an opportunity that if time permits, time should be taken. Over two […]

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