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Holiday Paper Flower Workshop

Holiday Paper Flower Workshop

She’s been in Mexico City teaching at MUAC. She’s about to head off to Nottingham, England “where she will be collaborating with fashion students on a paper fashion show and installation. But on Saturday, November 30th, you can catch Patssi Valdez‘ workshop and learn the craft of making holiday paper flowers. Valdez is a founding [...]

Make a Wreath!

Make a Wreath!

We’ve taken down the spider that splayed across the front door and are trying to find last year’s bunch of Indian Corn as we enter the season of giving thanks. Soon, it shall be the days of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwaanza, and winter solstice. Wreaths will start adorning our homes; some will be dried, or made [...]

The Color of Fall

The Color of Fall

With autumn bringing in cool days and nights, trees at the Arboretum are taking on brilliant fall hues. So states The Arboretum website as they advocate locals to come get a taste of fall. Though in reality our temperatures have reached into the 80s and 90s, it is still November. Maybe if we play along [...]

Japanese Garden Fest & Native Plants Sale

Japanese Garden Fest & Native Plants Sale

A fashion show of kimonos, a display of Ikebana (the art of flower arranging), a walking tour of the gardens with the colors of autumn, and the cuisine (and sake) of the “Land of the Rising Sun.” November 9th-10th, Descanso Gardens is hosting their annual Japanese Garden Festival with all the activities listed above spread [...]

Last “Garden Talks” of the Fall

Last “Garden Talks” of the Fall

Lili Singer, who leads “Garden Talks” at the Arboretum, welcomes the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show co-chair Tom Glavich to the season’s last workshop. This last class, on Thursday, October 31st, is called “Winter Growers: Bulbs & Succulents of the Mediterranean, South Africa & the Americas.” Glavich has “propagated a wide range of plants—including succulents, [...]

Orchid Masquerade

Orchid Masquerade

Don’t be intimidated, “they” say. You can learn “to grow and properly care for orchis,” says Robert Lauri, one of the event organizers of “Orchid Masquerade” at The Huntington. She will talk about “Growing Stanhopea” on Sunday, October 20th. Lauri suggests joining an orchid society with monthly meetings for tips. (Find a local group here.) [...]

Harvest Festival at Descanso

Harvest Festival at Descanso

Toddler Treks with Acorn Bear and seasonal craft making can be found at Descanso Gardens‘ Harvest Festival October 19-20th. “Small fry and adults alike” are invited to dress up as fairies, superheroes, or anything desired and join in in the costume parade through the Gardens. A musical hour at Under the Oaks Theater with Heidi [...]

Craftsman Weekend 2013

Craftsman Weekend 2013

Only a few weeks from now and it will be Craftsman Weekend 2013. From Friday, October 18th through Sunday the 20th, there will be an excursion to the California Club, an historic churches walking tour, an Arts & Crafts embroidery workshop, and a wood restoration workshop. An opening reception on Friday night will be held at [...]

Garden Talks & Field Trips

Garden Talks & Field Trips

It’s Thursday garden talks with Lili Singer at the Arboretum through October 31st. The series has already started but 5 remain and each class can be attended and paid for individually. Thursday, Oct. 3rd: Beneficial Insects: Good Bugs in the Garden with Lily Singer Productive gardens depend on a diverse array of tiny creatures to [...]

Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening

Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening

Like the idea of eating pesticide-free food? Become an organic gardener starting with Garden Manager Rachel Young at Descanso Gardens this Saturday. Young will explain the importance of planning your garden, “maintaining garden vitality,” and prepping for the upcoming spring and summer. The lecture will be in the Maple classroom, while a garden talk will [...]

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