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2017 Showcase House Sneak Peek

2017 Showcase House Sneak Peek

A tease and a taste. Karol Franks has walked the halls, rooms, and grounds of this year’s Showcase House of Design. She has a masterful photographer’s eye and we’re delighted she’s sharing her photographs with us. Nineteen design firms have transformed the interior of the 1916 English Tudor, while 6 exterior design firms revamped the extensive grounds. The architectural […]

The Art of the Garden & Botanical Exploration

The Art of the Garden & Botanical Exploration

Two attractive options this weekend for botanical fans… The Art of the Garden Tour & Not Just Roses! A Botanical Exploration of Pasadena   Art of the Garden is a self-guided tour with 5 private gardens available for viewing in Sierra Madre, Altadena, and Pasadena. From farmhouse to formal, midcentury to craftsman bungalow and beyond, […]

Showcase House 2017

Showcase House 2017

It’s time once again for designers to descend upon a grand home and in a frenzy—and only approximately 12 weeks—re-create a foyer, living room, dining room, bathroom, foyer, or even a hallway or laundry room. This may mean tearing down walls, pulling down built-ins or re-doing floors, let alone installing light fixtures, painting or wallpapering, […]

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 […]

Center Circle

Center Circle

In this moment, drought-tolerant and water-wise gardens and lawns are the new normal. Is creating one yourself a temptation about which you’re eager and excited or does the idea lead to head shaking and slumped shoulders—where to begin? Descanso Gardens’ Center Circle is located just inside the garden gate and has been created to illustrate […]

Outdoor Lighting Design

Outdoor Lighting Design

Does the garden you’ve labored over, sweated into, sworn towards yet nurtured, hated and loved, need to be under a spotlight? Soft pools of light around the garden create a completely different and magical experience at night. A light shining up into a tree adds a sophisticated sparkle. Whether from the windows in winter or […]

Hardscape & Canaries

Hardscape & Canaries

Hardscape? Is it because we’re not DIYers that this term is something we have to Google? For those people in the know (and rolling their eyes), be patient, we’re trying to catch up. For those folks sittin’ where we are, let us explain. As defined by landscaping expert David Beaulieu, “‘Hardscape’ consists of the inanimate […]

State of the Mulch

State of the Mulch

Do you want more high-quality mulch more easily? Who wouldn’t? Mulch for the People (MFTP), a project of Transition Pasadena, has organized a public meeting for arborists, homeowners, and the City of Pasadena to consider ideas and voice concerns regarding mulch and to develop a program for making mulch more freely available. According to MFTP, […]

Step on Up! Get Your Rain Barrel!

Step on Up! Get Your Rain Barrel!

The Arroyo Seco Foundation presents the “Rain Barrel and Drought-Tolerant Landscape Event” at Descanso Gardens on September 14th. Pre-order a rain barrel for $85 and pick it up the day of the event. The Metropolitan Water District will also be on hand to offer $75 rebates. RSVP to Foothill MWD at 818.790.4036 if served by […]

Living Green Expo

Living Green Expo

Conservation and sustainability will be on the tips of tongues at the Green Living Expo in South Pasadena on Sunday, July 20th. A variety of hybrid cars and bicycles may be seen and ogled at a “clean air” show and workshops on yard design and turf rebates (for South Pas residents) and water wise plants and irrigating them […]

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