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Altadena “La Solana” Home Tour

Altadena “La Solana” Home Tour

In 1926 23 houses were built on La Solana Drive as “a residential connection to the nearby golf and country club.” While every house on the street has a red tile roof, white Mediterranean-style exteriors, 12-inch thick walls and hardwood floors, no two floor plans are alike. In 1926, the purchase of a house on [...]

Showcase House 2014

Showcase House 2014

One of the most interesting, fun, and historical elements on the 3+ acre lot with the 1915 country estate, site of the 2014 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, is the minute, partially submerged Creekside Spring House. It was built with river rock and actually pre-dates the house. We were told that farming used to be [...]

Free Tuesday: Edible Landscaping

Free Tuesday:  Edible Landscaping

Here’s how she feels about plants: In a blog posting at Root Simple, Mrs. Homegrown, aka Kelly Coyne, is explaining how to deal with extremely root-bound plants—that is easily diagnosed when you take a plant out of its container and see more root than dirt. Coyne states that if gently pulling the roots apart does [...]

Square Foot Gardening & Mosaic Bricks

Square Foot Gardening & Mosaic Bricks

They say that nothing tastes better than home grown vegetables, the flavors enhanced by healthy soil devoid of pesticides. Find out yourself by building a square foot garden. Square foot gardens use only twenty percent of the space of a conventional garden, no tilling of the soil is necessary, and the amount of water needed [...]

Seedling Sale

Seedling Sale

More than 1,000 organically grown tomato, pepper, squash, basil, and other vegetable seedlings for sale—on a first come, first served basis, at the Eagle Rockdale Community Garden & Art Park on Sunday, April 6th. All varieties are said to be of heirloom quality and GMO-free. Industrial tomato cages will also be for sale. This event [...]

Tomatomania!

Tomatomania!

Every year, do your cherry toms wither on the vine? One good crop and then your heirlooms seem to succumb to apathy? Let 2014 be the year your garden makes you smile and your taste buds delight. How, you wonder skeptically. Tomatomania! The world’s largest tomato seedling sale at Descanso Gardens. Not only are there hundreds [...]

Food Forward – Valencias

Food Forward – Valencias

“There’s something enjoyable about plucking ripe, orange spheres from the sky and delivering them into boxes…You can meet great people and make friends, or just find your own tree and let your thoughts wander while you help feed people.” (Michelle, Food Forward volunteer) Food Forward in North Hollywood is a volunteer-driven grassroots group who “rescue” [...]

Wistaria, Wistaria!

Wistaria, Wistaria!

“Viewing the vine.” Sunday, March 16th, Sierra Madre presents its annual, every-popular Wistaria Festival in Memorial Park with viewings of the historic vine available via shuttle from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the vine as the world’s largest blossoming plant, and estimates that at its peak, the [...]

Prep, Design, & Being Water-Wise

Prep, Design, & Being Water-Wise

Did you know that approximately two-thirds of a typical household’s water is used to irrigate the landscape? The City of South Pasadena is hosting water wise landscape workshops to help you use water more efficiently outside your home. (SouthPasadenaCA.gov) The City of South Pasadena is offering free workshops to people wanting to have a water-wise lawn. The [...]

Portraits of the Garden

Portraits of the Garden

No art form is more familiar than the portrait. The most intimate of artistic undertakings, it takes two to make a portrait: the artist and the subject. Usually, a portrait implies that the finished work will communicate what the subject actually looked like. But from the earliest times, artists have put a twist on that [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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