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2016 Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards

2016 Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards
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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 […]

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

A beautiful spot to celebrate Earth Day is the marvelous and often missed Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, almost directly across from the lovely Arlington Garden at Pasadena Avenue. It’s historic, it’s serene, and on April 24, Storrier Stearns will have Pasadena Water & Power on site handing out free seeds “to encourage spring flower planting,” as […]

Return Rain to the Aquifer Beneath Us

Return Rain to the Aquifer Beneath Us

Landscape architect Orchid Black wants to “return rain to the aquifer beneath us!” On January 9, Black will offer ways to retain water on-site and filter it back into the soil and aquifer. With three days of rain predicted and hopefully more to come, this may be just the time to learn these techniques. Orchid […]

Altadena Heritage’s Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop Series

Altadena Heritage’s Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop Series

For some of us, we’re visual learners. See it, immerse in it, do it, and our retention ability is through the roof. Altadena Heritage is taking its water-wise landscaping workshop on the road, or down the road—horticulturalist Debby Figoni is offering up her lawn for this hands-on 3-session workshop. She will lead the series and… […]

Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Gray Water & Pushing the Limits

Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Gray Water & Pushing the Limits

Hint: These little guys flap their wings 50 times per second, which also allows them to fly backwards at “speeds exceeding 34mph.” Answer: Hummingbirds. Allen’s hummingbird, Anna’s hummingbird, Antillean mango, Black jacobin, Frilled coquette, Sooty barbthroat, and Mexican hermit are the few binomial names of the 325-350 species of hummingbirds. Hint: They can’t fly in […]

Miracle May, GelTech & CJ’s Recipe for a Green Lawn

Miracle May, GelTech & CJ’s Recipe for a Green Lawn

“We dodged a bullet,” said Bill Hasencamp of the Metropolitan Water District’s Colorado River Program as reported by the L.A. Times. Hasencamp’s referring to the “May Miracle.” This past spring, water levels in Lake Mead at the Arizona-Nevada border had fallen to a level not seen since the early 1930s. Then it began to rain. […]

Energy Road Map

Energy Road Map

IRP stands for the Pasadena Water and Power’s Integrated Resource Plan. The idea is for a “long-range blueprint for providing customers with reliable, environmentally responsible electric service, competitive rates, and energy independence over the next two decades.” With our drought not showing any sign of abating, increasing water-wise efforts by all of us will become, hopefully, […]

In Want of Water

In Want of Water

On January 17, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed a state of emergency and requested that all state residents voluntarily reduce their water use by 20%. (Gov.CA.gov) How’d you do? News outlets reported that we cut our water usage by a measly five percent. According to Jennifer Guess of Pasadena Water and Power, the city […]

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 […]

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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