Forget the Oscars. Altadena Heritage’s annual Golden Poppy Awards have arrived. Awarded each year, the Golden Poppy represents achievement in beautifying Altadena through the gardening and landscaping of private homes.
Says Altadenan Michele Zack, one of the judges, “What we look for every year are gardens that ‘give to the street’ and make their neighborhoods more beautiful. We like drought tolerant plantings, lawn removal, and edible landscapes. We divide up Altadena into eight sections, and drive all around, looking for what delights us.”
Garden and landscaping enthusiasts are invited to join in the celebration as this year’s winners are saluted this Sunday, May 22 starting at 4:00 p.m. at the 1909 farmhouse of artist Nancy Romero on North Fair Oaks. Member entrance is $15; others, $25 and Altadena Heritage Memberships may be paid at door.