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Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present & Future

Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present & Future
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As part of its East Asian Garden Lecture Series, the Huntington presents “Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present, and Future.” During World War II, the internment camp at Manzanar in the California desert held more than 10,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry. To ameliorate the harsh conditions, many of those imprisoned there built […]

Michael Stern: It’s a Time Lapse

Michael Stern: It’s a Time Lapse

Michael Stern is a fellow Sequoyah School parent who offered a helping hand when we were begged to take on the job of the yearly student, class, and staff photos. In the years since then—and despite our being a basic natural light photographer and Michael being everything we are not—he has been unstintingly generous with […]

A Stink to Remember

A Stink to Remember

It’s the Huntington‘s 5th Amorphophallus titanum on display. See it in full bloom—if you dare—from Wednesday, August 20th through Saturday, August 23rd. We’re speaking of the Corpse Flower, which happens to grow several inches every day. On August 14th, the Huntington measured it to be 39.5 inches high. As of August 19th, the Titan Arum had […]

Huntington High Tea & Chinese Garden

Huntington High Tea & Chinese Garden

We spent a few hours on the last day of March 2014 at the Huntington, stopping in for late afternoon tea and focusing on the Chinese Gardens. Before we could enter the Tea Room, one of the two teenagers in our foursome took us on a detour. Teen No. 1 lured her friend under a canopy and […]

Butterflies & Garden Bouquets

Butterflies & Garden Bouquets

This Saturday, Laura Moede will lead a children’s workshop, taking a look into the world of butterflies, “unlocking the secrets of their life cycle and habits.” (Includes garden explorations and habitat building.) Children’s Workshop: Butterflies Everywhere! Saturday, April 6th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 7-12 years old Cost: members, $25; non-members, $30; fee includes accompanying adult Registration: […]

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 […]

Ikebana at the Huntington

Ikebana at the Huntington

On Thursday, March 14th, from noon to 3:30 p.m., the San Marino League—which raises money to support the Huntington’s Japanese Garden—will be having Ikebana demonstrations and conducting tours of the newly renovated area. We just met a long-time San Marino League-er, Robin Stafford who has been taking Ikebana—the Japanese art of flower arrangement—classes at the […]

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

We do summer camp right in these parts. While Pasadena can certainly boast the Holy Trinity of summer camps—Sawyer, Shi’ini and Summerkids, each privately owned and run by longtime local families—it also boasts quite a number of specialty camps. Following are some of our favorites saints of summer fun. Note that many of them sell out […]

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

If you have only one day to spend in Pasadena, this is it. The Huntington Botanical Gardens are, in a word, splendid. In each of the eighteen specialty sections, including the relatively new Chinese Garden of Flowing Fragrance, the landscaping is both formal and refreshingly beckoning. Railroad magnate Henry Edwards Huntington purchased this citrus-ranch property […]

We’re All About the Camellias

We’re All About the Camellias

Just when it feels like summer, one more chilly night appears. Without smirking, now, tell your friends and relations in Chicago and Buffalo that we, too, are knee-deep in winter. But since we don’t have a raging pub culture in Southern California, we celebrate the season with winter-blooming camellias. This regal shrub flowers in shades […]

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