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Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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  • Home and garden tours and seminars

    MARCH 28 Cymbidium show: San Gabriel Valley branch of the Cymbidiun Society of America hosts an orchid show with potting demonstrations and an orchid sale. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28 and 29. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N....
  • Home and garden events in the Southland

    SATURDAY Irrigation class: Consultant Bob Galbreath discusses smart irrigation controllers in a workshop sponsored by the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants. Beginning in 2010, only weather-based irrigation controllers, or WBIC,...
  • Learn about fire-resistant landscaping

    NOV. 8 Firescaping: Landscape architect and contractor Owen Dell, a co-designer of the Santa Barbara Firescape Garden, leads a class on fire-resistant landscaping. 1 to 3 p.m. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford St.,...
  • Datebook

    APRIL 11 Garden design: Landscape architect Heather Lenkin lectures on "Designing Great Gardens." 3 to 5 p.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. $35 to $40. Registration: (818) 949-7980. Wildflower show: Rancho Santa Ana...
  • The haute bamboo

    The haute bamboo
    THEY are traipsing around Cliff Sussman's home in La Verne, navigating a steep hillside that's wildly overgrown with bamboo -- scores of tropical and subtropical species spreading underground, thick cones and tender new shoots poking up as robust mature...
  • Talks on flowers, gardens and L.A. architecture

    MARCH 14 Native plants: Bruce Pavlik, professor of biology at Mills College and author of "The California Deserts: An Ecological Rediscovery," lectures on "Ecological Histories of the Desert." 10 to 11:30 a.m. $20 to $30. That is followed by Louise...
  • Eddie Logan dies at 98; Santa Anita Park shoe shiner

    Eddie Logan dies at 98; Santa Anita Park shoe shiner
    Eddie Logan, who ran a shoeshine stand at Santa Anita Park from the day the horse racing track opened in 1934 until a few weeks ago, died Saturday. He was 98. Logan, who in his younger years was a boxer as well as a baseball player in the Negro Leagues,...
  • 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...
  • Get lost with the kids at the L.A. Arboretum, but register soon for the family fun

     
    Sure, your kid has a Facebook page and can program your Tivo, but would he or she know what to do if they got lost in the outdoors? Without a cellphone? See what happens on Feb. 27, when families get “lost” at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and...
  • Arboretum's next permaculture class is set for March 7

     
    Jill Berry, program manager at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, says young urbanites have turned out "in droves" to the botanical garden's "Introduction to Permaculture" classes. The next workshop on March 7 will be led by botanist Caitlin Bergman, who...
  • Learn vegetable gardening by the square foot

     
    When Jo Ann Carey was diagnosed as pre-diabetic a few years ago, she was told to eat more vegetables. After reading Mel Bartholomew's book "All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space," she was inspired to do more -- she wanted to grow them. In...