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Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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  • Fall colors in ... Riverside? Stop your snickering

     
    When people talk about blazing fall foliage in Southern California, they're usually referring to fire season. Not this year. Cooler temperatures and wimpier winds have turned local leaves into a New England-esque canvas of fiery reds, fluorescent...
  • Historic home tours, the holiday way

     
    If your Christmas lights are not yet hung and the tree stand is still buried in the garage, we have an easy solution. Simply procrastinate a bit more and venture to one of Southern California's landmark houses for some instant......
  • 3 food events you should know about: Sabor da Bahia at Angeli Caffe; 'History of Wine Making in San Gabriel Valley'; Artisanal LA [Updated]

     
    Brazilian street food: Street Food Mondays continue at Angeli Caffe with Evan Kleiman and Street Gourmet LA. On Monday, get Brazilian street food and beach cuisine from Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Reni Flores and Ilma Wright are baianas, women from......
  • Sustainable gardening event nearly sold out

     
    I find it hard to resist a symposium dedicated to the lighthearted side of gardening. Obviously I am not alone: I am told that tickets to the Pacific Horticulture symposium "Gardening Under Mediterranean Skies VIII: Style and Whimsy in the Sustainable...
  • The Dry Garden: More drought ahead?

     
    We’ve been getting mixed messages about whether or not we need to conserve water. On one hand, we had a decent local rain year. Last week, the state Legislature pulled a water bond from the November ballot that would have driven statewide conservation.....
  • At worm composting class for kids, dirty is good

     
    Kids are not big on euphemisms. "They love talking about poop," says Ted Tegart, youth education coordinator of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Hip to the likes and dislikes of his target audience, Tegart is hosting the alluring-...
  • Mutant cactuses prized by collectors

     
    Some look like brains. Others look like pythons, alluvial fans, coral outcroppings or stretch waistbands. They're known as crests, and they're a high point in what's billed as the nation's largest cactus and succulent show, to be held this weekend at...
  • Create your own mosaic birdbath at Saturday class

     
    Artist Leigh Adams says she has an unusual perspective on earthquakes. "Instead of getting upset when something breaks, everyone cheers," she says of her family. "It's called a paradigm shift. I enjoy taking something broken and making something whole and...
  • Green thumbs go greener: L.A. Garden Show this weekend offers conservation tips

     
    Concerns about sustainability and water conservation are shaping the annual L.A. Garden Show at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. How can you reduce your carbon footprint and water bill while maintaining a healthy garden? The Arboretum...
  • Drought-gardening resources

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: For the last four years it has developed programs with information about landscaping, irrigation upgrades, resource guides, grants and retailers of California-friendly plants. To learn how to adjust your...
  • Home and garden events in the Southland

    OCT. 11 Huntington plant sale: Staff and volunteers will answer questions about plant selection and care, soil improvement, pruning and dividing, lawn care and pest problems at the Huntington Botanical Gardens' annual event. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m....