Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘LA Arboretum’


Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants

Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants
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We welcome weird. Different. Old. Distinctive. Unique. Odd. How colorless the world would be without all that. If you are of the same ilk, then pull up your mobile calendar and set the date for the Arboretum’s annual Amazing Plants Tour. On June 11, Frank McDonough guides guests throughout the park (yes, it feels like a park […]

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 […]

School Gardens: A to V

School Gardens: A to V

More and more often, gardens may be found on school grounds. Not just the garden beds planted, attended, and maintained by the school groundskeeper, but a learning garden. One such garden is now widely known: Muir Ranch, a 1.5-acre sustainable teaching farm at John Muir High School in Pasadena. Students are engaged to grow organic […]

Spooky Creatures & Halloween Hunt

Spooky Creatures & Halloween Hunt

Who know what lurks in the garden? Take a jaunt and discover who hangs out in the plants and trees! See what scary things nature has to offer on docent-led hikes through the garden. The will be Halloween crafts and other activities for children ages 10 and under. Come in costume if you’d like! (Official […]

Feeding the Head, Heart & Hands

Feeding the Head, Heart & Hands

Folk artist, permaculture garden designer; teaching in Nairobi, Costa Rica, China, and Kenya; award-nominee and artist-in-residence. It’s a helluva a diverse resumé, but this has been the life of Leigh Adams, who will be the featured speaker this Tuesday, the 21st for “Coffee Talks” sponsored by the United Nations Association of the USA, Pasadena/Foothills Chapter. […]

The Arboretum is Reopening!

The Arboretum is Reopening!

Like most things in the SGV, the Arboretum was hit hard by the recent wind disaster–325 trees were knocked down, and 700 more were damaged. They had to close down for a while. But they’ll be reopening the day after Christmas, just in time for a post-holiday stroll through one of LA’s scenic treasures.   […]

Beethoven and Broadway

Beethoven and Broadway

Summer is almost over, which means the California Philharmonic’s Festival on the Green is, too: the last show is tomorrow. The title doesn’t leave much to the imagination—there will be Beethoven, and there will be show tunes. Specifics: the concert opens with Beethoven’s Leonora Overture, No. 3 and ends with the Choral Movement of the […]

Cal Phil, John Williams, and Assorted Rings

Cal Phil, John Williams, and Assorted Rings

Last month it was Brian McKnight. This month, the California Philharmonic continues its Festival on the Green with a “ringing” tribute (oh jeez) to John Williams, Howard Shore and Richard Wagner. Cal Phil will play from several Williams-scored films: E.T., Superman, The Terminal, Schindler’s List and Star Wars (during which there’ll be a laser light […]

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