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Inaugural ARTboretum

Inaugural ARTboretum
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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 […]

Lincoln Avenue Nursery Spring Sale

Lincoln Avenue Nursery Spring Sale

Every time we take a break from work and sit on our patio, we look at the four various cacti that are stuffed into the pots in which we bought them and feel like a neglectful parent. Even as they’ve grown, we haven’t found the time or made the effort to transplant them into larger […]

3rd Thursday: Historic Preservation 101

3rd Thursday: Historic Preservation 101

Our thanks to Michele Zach of Altadena Heritage for passing along this information regarding the “Third Thursday” panel on March 17th titled “Historic Preservation 101.” Text courtesy of Altadena Heritage: Altadena Heritage’s March “Third Thursday” presentation features a panel of experts who will inform us about the recently adopted Los Angeles County Historic Preservation Ordinance […]

Cherry Blossoms & Clivia

Cherry Blossoms & Clivia

The cherry blossoms are popping at Descanso Gardens, indicating that spring is on it’s way. March 12-13, Descanso Gardens hosts its annual Cherry Blossom Festival with cherry blossom walks and “discovery stations,” a cherry tree sale, origami, the Camellia Lounge, and live musical performances. This is a very popular annual event. We recommend getting an […]

2016 Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour

2016 Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour

A. Quincy Jones and Glendale’s Webber House. Myron Hunt and the redesign of the Huntington Hotel. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House or La Miniatura in Pasadena. Paul Williams‘ hilltop estate for horse breeder Jack P. Atkin. Local, famous architects building for others. What of the homes local architects built for themselves? Pasadena Heritage‘s 2016 Spring […]

Spring Gardening Classes for Beginners

Spring Gardening Classes for Beginners

Though we’ve been planting herbs, flowers, cacti, and vegetables for decades, the fact that we’ve never succeeded in establishing a thriving, blooming, surviving garden means we still classify our educational level as beginner, as that sounds more hopeful than doomed to fail. Thanks to information provided by Pasadena native and Master Gardener Yvonne Savio and […]

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