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Glendale’s Golden Age

Glendale’s Golden Age

From the designer of Snow White’s favorite dwarves’ cottage to Spanish Colonial Revivals, the Glendale Historical Society 2012 Home Tour focuses on the “golden age” of the 1920s and 1930s. Five homes and the courtyard of a 1927 Storybook Style home are on the 2.5 mile tour (docent-led) route, which is easily accessible from downtown […]

Raccoons Like ‘Em Some Honey

Raccoons Like ‘Em Some Honey

Say you’re about a century and a quarter old; how are you feeling right about now? Maybe a bit weary, worn around the edges, sagging, drooping, splitting apart. Wait, what? The particular 126-year-old in question is the Arboretum’s Queen Anne Cottage, and she’s been getting an extensive facelift. The decision was made, reports curator Mitchell […]

Beautiful Blooming Bulbs

Beautiful Blooming Bulbs

Some of ‘em are good, some of ‘em not so good. This Thursday, August 9th, Mary McBride will explain what bulbs are suitable to plant in Southern California and what bulbs, well, not so much. Nursery owner of Mary’s Garden, McBride will instruct how to “layer” your bulbs into the landscape so you’ll have blooming […]

Fallen Tree Art

Fallen Tree Art

Last December’s windstorm bent, twisted, and uprooted 235 trees. Some were chopped up for firewood. Some were disposed of via a tree grinder or stump chipper. One grand Oak in South Pas was leaning precariously over a neighbor’s roof; the owner partnered with a professional who cut it down very carefully and made oak planks […]

Worms, Butterflies, & Dirt

Worms, Butterflies, & Dirt

Gardening is about “trial and error, learning from mistakes, and having fun,” says Master Gardener Jonathan Edwards. Edwards and Cheryl Yoder-Ednewy of Strub Avenue Farm and in collaboration with Whittier Backyard Farms and the Whittier Time Bank are offering the “Home Farming Workshops Series” throughout the month of July. Vermicomposting will be taught this Saturday, […]

Sweet Marmalade

Sweet Marmalade

The crop was harvested, the fruit preserved and now the jars have arrived. The Arlington Garden‘s 48 Washington Navel orange trees are more than decoration at this public park. Two years ago, E. Waldo Ward & Sons of Sierra Madre was enlisted by creators Betty and Charles McKenney to take the harvested fruit and craft […]

Take a Nibble: It’s Yours

Take a Nibble: It’s Yours

For two years, Pasadena Community Gardens has worked towards creating “eco-friendly, edible, and sustainable community gardens.” Ground breaks on the site of former California Governor Henry Harrison Markham’s ranch house on Pasadena Avenue, north of Bellefontaine Street. The event on Saturday, June 9th, from 9 a.m.-noon, will be the kickoff for a $80,000 fundraising campaign. […]

A Garden Tea for Literacy

A Garden Tea for Literacy

Sitting in a garden on a lovely Spring afternoon reading a good book. Putting down the book to take a sip of your tea, then picking up your journal to write a few lines. To many people, inserting themselves into this scene would be like experiencing a little piece of heaven. Unfortunately, for too many […]

Sustainable Gardening—at Home

Sustainable Gardening—at Home

This Saturday, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Huntington’s “urban agriculture site” and walk away with some brand new ideas about how to create a sustainable garden of your own. If you get a wee bit weary and have to lay down on the lawn under a weeping willow, you might as well doze and […]

Altadena: Home Is Where the Heart Is

Altadena: Home Is Where the Heart Is

The season of home tours marches on. This Sunday, the Altadena Guild hosts the “The Heart of the Midlothian,” a tour of four homes, old and new. The architectural past is represented by a 1930 Monterey Spanish Revival designed by Wallace Neff and a 1930 traditional Monterey Colonial with a nautically-themed library and a vintage […]

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