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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 [...]

LATHER for Pas. Community Gardens

LATHER for Pas. Community Gardens

It’s going to be “an indoor garden party”… …in the skin care aisle. LATHER is a brand that takes “a holistic approach to skin care” and a company that looks for “opportunities to give back to the community.” Pasadena-based beauty entrepreneur Emilie Davidson—serious migraine sufferer since childhood—grew up ultra-sensitive to her surroundings, especially the chemicals [...]

Light Up the Night at Descanso

Light Up the Night at Descanso

Explore by moonlight. Flashlights provided. Would this be before or after the craft beer and California wine tasting? If it’s post-imbibing, maybe we should arrange for a tour guide. Or could we suggest flares in case we wander (stumble) off the beaten path? Tickets are on sale now for Descanso Gardens’ “Light Up the Night” [...]

Altadena Heritage Celebrates Local Gardens

Altadena Heritage Celebrates Local Gardens

Altadena Heritage is celebrating local gardens at their annual Spring Garden Celebration and Golden Poppy Awards on Sunday, June 9th. Altadena Heritage members nominate local gardens that are striking and remarkable, either by enhancing the neighborhood with their beauty or their adherence to being water-wise—or, both! Four to eight awards are presented in any given [...]

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

Small Fruit for the Backyard Gardener, Thurs., June 13th, 2:30 p.m.: Dan Robinson, owner of Calscape Growers, discusses how to create microclimates in the garden to better sustain fruiting plants such as blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. A plant sale follows the program. Ahmanson Room, Botanical Center. Free; no reservations required. Fiber Arts Demonstrations, Sat., June 15th, [...]

Celtic Roots at Gamble House

Celtic Roots at Gamble House

The Gamble House is celebrating the Celtic roots of the Gamble family and everyone is invited. The afternoon celebration will be held at the famous Greene & Greene house and—along with tours of the Gamble House—will have entertainment provided by Celtic violinist Jamie Laval, the Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums that have played in Glasgow, Erin [...]

Princely Potagers at the Huntington

Princely Potagers at the Huntington

The history and aesthetics of the kitchen garden in France, beginning with the Sun King’s celebrated potager in Versailles, are explored in this lecture by Eric Haskell, director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College. What we locals, commoners, and average folk might call a “kitchen garden” would be scoffed off the premises in [...]

Pasadena 1940 Forward

Pasadena 1940 Forward

A three-part lecture, a panel discussion, and an architectural tour. It’s Pasadena Heritage‘s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. “Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Modern Architecture L.A. is a wide-ranging look at the postwar-built environment of the city as a whole….” Pasadena 1940 Forward: Residential Architecture of the Recent Past, on [...]

Wildflower Garden at Home

Wildflower Garden at Home

Bart O’Brien of Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden will discuss how to select, grow, and care for California native annuals in your home garden. After the program, the audience may self-tour the exhibition “When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage” in the Boone Gallery. Garden Talk: California Wildflowers for the Home Garden Thursday, April [...]

Arlington Garden: A Moment of Lovely

Arlington Garden: A Moment of Lovely

The California poppies—with the sun at their backs—literally glowed orange as we drove along Pasadena Avenue just south of “The Fork in the Road.” We missed the right turn, thought about continuing home, but the left hand flicked the blinker while the right hand pulled on the steering wheel. We drove around the block, parked, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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