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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 [...]

Glendale’s Casa Verdugo & the Historical Society’s Home Tour

Glendale’s Casa Verdugo & the Historical Society’s Home Tour

Imagine 2,500 hungry shriners walking through the door of your establishment and wanting to be satisfied? The national shriner convention was held in Los Angeles in May, 1906, and thousands of shriners boarded the Red Car and headed for Glendale to dine at Casa Verdugo. The adobe that established this restaurant was constructed about 1865 [...]

Trees, Trees, Innumerable Trees

Trees, Trees, Innumerable Trees

Did you know that Southern California is host and home to nearly a thousand species of woody perennials (aka trees)? Magnolia x soulangeana. Liquidambar styraciflua. Platanus racemosa. Tabebuia impetiginosa. Translation: Tulip Tree, American Sweet Gum, Western Sycamore, and Pink Trumpet Tree. According to Don Hodel, author of Exceptional Trees of Los Angeles County, we live [...]

Free Water Wise Landscaping Workshops

Free Water Wise Landscaping Workshops

Fed up with that itchy, rough Bermuda grass that you have to mow every weekend? Considering replacing it with a drought tolerant lawn? The City of South Pasadena is offering free water wise landscaping workshops starting September 7th. “Preparation and Design” will teach you how to remove grass and give your yard a makeover with [...]

Revitalization at Altadena Community Garden

Revitalization at Altadena Community Garden

We are a NPO that provides gardening space, information & education to garden members and the local community and believe that growing nutritional food & working outdoors in a group setting promotes healthy minds, spirits and bodies… This is the raison d’être for the Altadena Community Garden, led by President Silvera Grant. Sixty-four plots thrive on [...]

Hobo Jazz, Evening Yoga & Furcraea macdougalii

Hobo Jazz, Evening Yoga & Furcraea macdougalii

Summer Nights at The Arboretum continues Friday, August 16th, with Hobo Jazz. The group describes itself as: We are Hobo Jazz, playing an uneasily classifiable but instantly recognizable blend of roots music and original pre-war soul. Since 2001, we’ve been entertaining our fans and converting our detractors with a glib attitude to match our music. [...]

Craftsman Weekend: Tickets on Sale 8/7

Craftsman Weekend: Tickets on Sale 8/7

“Honest, simple design expressed in hand-made creations by skilled craftsmen.” It’s time to purchase your tickets for Pasadena Heritage’s 22nd Annual Craftsman Weekend, October 18-21. Tickets for the myriad of events and activities go on sale Wednesday, August 7th. The weekend opens Friday, October 18th, with the “Excursion to the California Club.” Guests travel by coach to [...]

Blooms That Last Forever

Blooms That Last Forever

We readily admit that this subject does not embody the exact definition of “garden” in Home & Garden because the blooms we are talking about are not of the living, photosynthesizing variety. They are more of the pulp variety. As in, made out of paper. When we came upon these particular blooms, they were so [...]

Artist Kenton Nelson & Honoring the Pillars of Orange Grove

Artist Kenton Nelson & Honoring the Pillars of Orange Grove

With a style that has its origins in American Scene painting, Regionalism, and the work of the WPA artists of the ’30s, Kenton Nelson “brings to his canvases a trimmed and exact world: youthful, robust figures; clean and painted structures; landscapes that are polished and orderly” (SullivanGoss.com). Saturday, July 13th, Pasadena Heritage presents the “Pillars [...]

Gamble House: Upstairs-Downstairs

Gamble House: Upstairs-Downstairs

Being “in service.” In other words, allowing the wealthy to live and thrive, be gay and socialize, while others toil. Over the millennia and in every corner of the world, men, women, and children have been enslaved, indentured, or in the employ of others—”in service” to those who couldn’t, wouldn’t, or can’t imagine themselves washing [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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