Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘flowers’


Plumeria Grafting

Plumeria Grafting

Apparently grafted plumeria trees bloom in a variety of colors. That’s an interesting idea. But how does one graft? Diana Donnellan leads a hands-on workshop “exploring both the mechanics of grafting as well as best practices” on June 17. Donnellan will show on the grove’s demonstration trees examples of “good” grafting and “bad” grafting, which […]

A Smorgasbord of Roses—at The Huntington & Descanso Rose Festival

A Smorgasbord of Roses—at The Huntington & Descanso Rose Festival

After we indulged in the scrumptious Afternoon Tea at The Huntington last week, we strolled around the rose garden. If roses are a perennial you enjoy, this year’s blooming is not to be missed. Just the various perfumes are remarkable—from intense licorice and floral to spicy, lemony and plum-like—let alone the colors, coloring, shapes and sizes. It’s a luscious […]

Everything’s Blooming

Everything’s Blooming

Our mother is the type of gardner who’s not particularly interested in gardening. She loves flowers, she enjoys a well-designed yard, yet she’d prefer to plant some things, maybe throw a few seeds and let nature take it’s course. She did receive some design guidance for her front yard, but in the backyard? One never […]

It’s Bloomin’ Cherries!

It’s Bloomin’ Cherries!

It’s not bloomin’ cherries as in cherries off the vine, freshly pressed in juice, or tucked between flaky, buttery crusts. It’s the Cherry Blossom Festival at Descanso Gardens and the beauty and aroma may make you swoon! Tree after tree will be popping with pink cherry blossoms. But that’s not all. The magnolia trees are in […]

Purple Flower Week

Purple Flower Week

  Mel Soriano is a member of Walking Pasadena. For him this past week, during his walks and leading up to Easter Sunday, was all about purple flowers…                       Mel Soriano owns a database, web, and mobile app development company (Eriscorp.com) and is an active […]

Flower Buds & Silk Floss

Flower Buds & Silk Floss

Artist Ulla Anobile is a creator and an observer. She observes as she walks her neighborhood and she’s kindly allowed us to share more of her photos… Photo, right: “Muru the Cat lounges on my patio railing on a very hot August day. Taken 8/13 2015.” A friend of Ulla’s comments on this flower (below), […]

Fragrant Dogbane

Fragrant Dogbane

It lures in prey with one of the loveliest of elements—a sweet fragrance. Only once the prey has done the deed do they realize they’ve been duped. Frangipani or plumeria, a genus in the dogbane family, has flowers that are most fragrant at night. This is to attract the sphinx moth in order to be […]

M. D.’s Florist Comes to South Pas

M. D.’s Florist Comes to South Pas

It’s small and cozy, traditional and also reflective of our California flora. M. D.’s Florist, which has had a home in Arcadia for some time has recently opened a second location in South Pasadena. And it’s right next to Cookies & Cream—ice cream sandwiches with housemade cookies (chocolate chip and red velvet) and specialty ice […]

All Around Us

All Around Us

This week’s Home & Garden focuses on the beautiful cacti, plants, and flowers that we see while walking our neighborhoods…                                                     Take pictures? Plants, architecture, people, events, still life, landscapes? […]

It’s Spring!…Isn’t It?

It’s Spring!…Isn’t It?

Today, our sister in New Hampshire—where the estimated snow accumulation is 48 inches—had to shovel her snow banks because they’re too high. After clearing an older relative’s driveway, which she’s done repeatedly these past weeks, she came home to shovel the snowbanks, to bring ’em down a notch in anticipation of another storm. She was […]

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