Hobo Jazz, Evening Yoga & Furcraea macdougalii

Aug 12, 2013

Hobo JazzSummer Nights at The Arboretum continues Friday, August 16th, with Hobo Jazz. The group describes itself as:

We are Hobo Jazz, playing an uneasily classifiable but instantly recognizable blend of roots music and original pre-war soul. Since 2001, we’ve been entertaining our fans and converting our detractors with a glib attitude to match our music.

That’s an intriguing enough pitch and tease for us…

Feel free to bring a picnic, or sustenance can be purchased at the Peacock Cafe.

Arboretum Summer Nights: Hobo Jazz
Friday, Aug. 16th, gates open at 4:30 p.m.; concert begins at 6 p.m.
The Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007
General admission, $5, children 5-12, $3, free for Arboretum members and kids 4 and under
For more info, visit or call 626.821.3222

Photo courtesy of Scott/

Photo courtesy of Scott/

During the summer, Candyce Columbus conducts yoga classes to start your day or help wind it down. Thursday morning classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Tuesday evening classes are held 6-7:15 p.m.

During this after-hours dusk time in the Arboretum, we will experience this wonderful environment in a whole new way, sharing it only with the peacocks, squirrels and other resident critters.

Yoga instructor Candyce Columbus

Yoga instructor Candyce Columbus

Yoga in the Garden, Thursday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Check schedule for dates and times here. Drop-ins allowed for $10 per day. The per month charge for Arboretum members is $30/mo., and for non-members is $35/mo.

Yoga in the Garden: call 626.821.4623 to register.

And what’s blooming now? The Furcraea macdougalii, a native of high-elevation dry forests in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Puebla in Mexico. It’s a relative of agave and “is topped with a rosette of fleshy, narrow leaves to 7 feet long and 3 inches wide with curved teeth along the margins” adding an additional 20 feet to the plant. Sadly, though—with these plants that can grow for 50 years and never flower or produce fruits—this flowering indicates their demise. Plants die after flowering. But rather than mourning this wonder, we are happy to report that miniature plants form on the flower stalk and can be used for propagation.

The Arboretum has three plants, which it obtained in 1966 and only now, after nearly 50 years, are flowering. Surprisingly, all three plants are flowering simultaneously. Catch this unusual display along the road at the base of the hill going up to Tallac Knoll.

Photo courtesy of The Arboretum

Photo courtesy of The Arboretum




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