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Night Photography in the Garden

Night Photography in the Garden
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Head into the night with camera in hand and step into an alien land. This “alien land” would be the pet project of L.A. Arboretum Superintendent Timothy Phillips. With the Madagascar Forest, he wanted to create a surreal yet engaging, immersive, “adventure of the spiniest kind,” he explains in Pacific Horticulture magazine. With the Seuss-like […]

Inter-City Cactus

Inter-City Cactus

The folks who have cactus water in their veins (i.e., a passion for the cacti) are joining together with the Cactus and Succulent societies of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Gabriel Valley to show, talk about, judge, award, and sell cacti at the Inter-City Cactus Show & Sale on August 8th-9th at the Arboretum. […]

Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Gray Water & Pushing the Limits

Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Gray Water & Pushing the Limits

Hint: These little guys flap their wings 50 times per second, which also allows them to fly backwards at “speeds exceeding 34mph.” Answer: Hummingbirds. Allen’s hummingbird, Anna’s hummingbird, Antillean mango, Black jacobin, Frilled coquette, Sooty barbthroat, and Mexican hermit are the few binomial names of the 325-350 species of hummingbirds. Hint: They can’t fly in […]

The Weird, Wild & Wonderful

The Weird, Wild & Wonderful

It’s marketed as a 3-day symposium “celebrating all that is weird, wild, and wonderful in the plant kingdom.” “It” is the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California’s exclusive showing and symposium July 23rd-26th at the Huntington. Each day there will be activities like hands-on botanical art workshops; lectures; tours of the Huntington gardens, collections, and […]

Hahamongna Walkabout, Nursery & Drought Update

Hahamongna Walkabout, Nursery & Drought Update

At the base of the Arroyo Seco Basin, one may find 22 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, Devil’s Gate Dam, oak woodland, the Oak Grove area, active spreading basins, and diversity of plant habitat and a refuge for wildlife and birds. It’s all at Hahamongna Park. On Saturday, July 18th, 4-7 p.m., join the […]

A New Community Garden

A New Community Garden

Community gardens may be found at the foothills in Altadena, in Pasadena, and now in South Pasadena. Over $16,000 has been raised to purchase garden beds, a shed, compost bin, tools, hoses, potting tables, soil, and fruit trees. The South Pasadena Community Garden mission: Imagine a beautiful community garden that’s more than a garden… A […]

Center Circle

Center Circle

In this moment, drought-tolerant and water-wise gardens and lawns are the new normal. Is creating one yourself a temptation about which you’re eager and excited or does the idea lead to head shaking and slumped shoulders—where to begin? Descanso Gardens’ Center Circle is located just inside the garden gate and has been created to illustrate […]

Community Garden Annual Picnic

Community Garden Annual Picnic

It’s an open house! More accurately, it’s the open house concept applied to a community garden, the Altadena Community Garden in fact. Located in the foothills, near the top of Lincoln Avenue, ACG is opening for the public on June 27th. Tickets are only ten dollars and there will be live music, raffles (gift certificates […]

Crescent Farm: Hands-on Workshops

Crescent Farm: Hands-on Workshops

In the heart of the L. A. Arboretum is a land that’s been reclaimed, becoming a hub of exploration and experimentation. Crescent Farm. This “reclaimed landscape”—one acre of former lawn—just north of Baldwin Lake is where the Arboretum “experiments and explores new and ancient horticulture techniques for water conservation and food production.” Crescent Farm’s workshops […]

Organic Fruit & Veggie Gardening

Organic Fruit & Veggie Gardening

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of your family by reaping the nutritional benefits of eating fresh-grown produce.   Vegetable gardens enhance the appearance of any yard and provide a fun activity for all ages. This […]

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