The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

May 27, 2013

blackberries bunch on a farm, close-up, soft focusSmall 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, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: The centuries-old crafts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing with natural plant pigments are showcased in a day-long presentation in and around the Herb Garden, where many of the plants traditionally used for dyeing can be found, such as madder (red), chamomile (yellow), and wild indigo (blue). General admission.

Moving Sale at The Huntington Bookstore, Wed., May 29th-Mon., June 3rd: 50-75% savings on books, gift items, and apparel. Store hours during the sale, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Useful Hours: Needlework and Painted Textiles from Southern California Collections opens Saturday, June 1st. This new exhibit displays rare examples of early American needlework—samplers, coats of arms, family trees, mourning pictures, and pocketbooks—offering new insight into the lives and skills of the young women who made them. Runs through September 2nd. General admission.

The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino 91108. 626.405.2100.

Work by Eunice Hopper in the Ninth Year of her Age; photo courtesy of The Huntington

Work by Eunice Hopper in the Ninth Year of her Age; photo courtesy of The Huntington




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