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The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land

We spent an hour driving up into the hills and down along the flats of South Pasadena to snap pictures of houses, which you can see in our piece, the “47th Annual South Pasadena Garden Tour.” This is a self-drive tour on April 30. When guests conclude the tour they are invited to stop at South Pasadena’s Community Garden. We’ve […]

Summer Whites

Summer Whites

We often hear good stories: quirky yarns, eccentric takes. We’d like to add this to the treasure chest. A gentleman in the early 20th century—perhaps so fearful, wary, and diligent in regard to the safety of his family—that he asks his architect to make his soon-to-be constructed new home fireproof. The resulting bungalow is indeed fireproof, thanks […]

2016 Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards

2016 Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards

Join Altadena Heritage from 3 to 6 p.m. for an afternoon of festive food, luscious libations, mellow music, captivating conviviality… and, of course, AH’s 2016 Golden Poppy Awards, which honor Altadena residents whose water-wise street-oriented gardens enhance our neighborhoods. An added attraction will be docent-led tours of the new Waldorf School campus next door, featuring […]

2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

To see all of the homes and gardens on the Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour one would need to start at dawn and end under starlight, and with no breaks for nosh. Yet, this annual native plant tour looks to be such an opportunity that if time permits, time should be taken. Over two […]

Home Garden Tour

Home Garden Tour

It is said that Jose Ramirez’ garden is a work of art. In a terraced space, Ramirez has “artfully” planted vegetables and sixty varieties of fruit trees. “He has cultivated a spectacularly concentrated and beautiful garden that you won’t want to miss.” The Pasadena Public Library offers this free tour on November 14. Jose Ramirez’ […]

A New Community Garden

A New Community Garden

Community gardens may be found at the foothills in Altadena, in Pasadena, and now in South Pasadena. Over $16,000 has been raised to purchase garden beds, a shed, compost bin, tools, hoses, potting tables, soil, and fruit trees. The South Pasadena Community Garden mission: Imagine a beautiful community garden that’s more than a garden… A […]

In the Garden

In the Garden

Thanks to Mary and Patrick Gothard for sharing pictures from Altadena Community Garden where they have a plot. Altadena Community Garden, 3333 Lincoln Ave., Altadena 91011, adjacent to Loma Alta Park.           Learn more at AltadenaCommunityGarden.com.                               […]

An Arlington Spring Walking Tour

An Arlington Spring Walking Tour

Step into spring with a walking tour of Arlington Garden led by the Hill Avenue Gardening Club and revel in wildflowers…   Tour of Arlington Garden Saturday, April 11th, 10:30 a.m. Arlington Garden, 275 Arlington Dr. at Pasadena Ave., Pasadena For details, call 1.626.744.7264 CityofPasadena.net   In February, Mayor Bogaard and Councilmember Steve Madison led […]

Way of Tea at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Way of Tea at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Chado, Sado, Chanoyu. It’s the Way of Tea. This highly choreographed ritual is the Japanese ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha or green tea, “a sacred tea ceremony (that) embodies harmony, respect, and tranquility.” Preparing tea in this ceremony means pouring all one’s attention into the predefined movements. The whole process is not about drinking tea, […]

Clone Your Plants & Free Tuesday

Clone Your Plants & Free Tuesday

We hear “cloning” and we cringe, get a tad fearful, feel the world will all the more quickly become something we no longer recognize. Luckily, Descanso Gardens is only teaching plant propagation, not the cloning of the family pet or little Timmy. Their “Green Thumb 101” workshop will allow guests to have a hands-on experience and […]

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