Garden Talks & Field Trips

Sep 29, 2013

700-864718It’s Thursday garden talks with Lili Singer at the Arboretum through October 31st.

The series has already started but 5 remain and each class can be attended and paid for individually.

Thursday, Oct. 3rd: Beneficial Insects: Good Bugs in the Garden with Lily Singer
Productive gardens depend on a diverse array of tiny creatures to keep unwanted visitors in check. This illustrated talk discusses how to attract good bugs to your landscape, how to keep them around, and which pests they help control. Lily Singer is an award-winning horticulturist, educator and garden writer.

Thursday, Oct. 10th: California Native Plant History with Matt Ritter, Ph.D.
California is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots with over 6,000 native plants, many of which are found nowhere else. This is a botanical tour and photographic exposé of the State and its flora. Matt is a botany professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Thursday, Oct. 17th: Field Trip to Mt. San Antonio College Dept. of Horticulture, Walnut
A private tour of Mt. Sac’s evolving horticultural facilities, led by “legendary and much-loved” Mt. Sac instructor Dave Lannon. (Pre-registration reguired.)

Thursday, Oct. 24th: Tree Health from Nursery Sapling to Garden Specimen
Learn about how to select and purchase the best trees for you garden, get them off to a good start, and keep them fit and vigorous for years, with ISA Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor Rebecca Latta.

Thursday, Oct. 31st: Winter Growers: Bulbs & Succulents of the Mediterranean, South Africa & the Americas
“This beautifully illustrated program features common and unusual bulbs and succulents that thrive in our climate and brighten the cool months with gorgeous flowers!” Live plants will be on display and for sale. Led by Tom Glavich, Vice President of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America and co-chair of the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show held at the Arboretum every year.

Thursday Garden Talks
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007 or call 626.821.3222

The good Minute Pirate bug; photo by Alex Wild

The good Minute Pirate bug; photo by Alex Wild




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