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Gardening is Much in the News via Garden Rant

Lately I’ve seen an uptick in gardening mentions in the news, and the one above has to be my favorite headline of all. Then the article begins: Home gardening solves everything. This is the finding of a Princeton study published in that media hotbed Landscape and Urban Planning. The study’s press release notes that home gardening is “largely overlooked by […]

These Talented Artists Will Inspire You to Get a Botanical Tattoo – Sunset via Sunset Magazine

You want a tattoo and are thinking of taking inspiration from the garden? You’re not alone. When it comes to choosing a design, you can’t really go wrong with the classics. The red rose is a tattoo standby for a reason: the flower has long held connotations of love and beauty, yet it’s also armed […]

Meet five inspirational women gardeners via National Trust

For centuries, women’s ambitions to forge green-fingered careers were an uphill struggle for recognition and acceptance in a male dominated world. Just a few generations ago, female head gardeners were a rarity, but now women are involved in all areas of horticulture and heritage gardening.Here we take a look behind the scenes at some of […]

Smithsonian Scientists Are Using Ginkgo Leaves to Study Climate Change—and They Need Your Help via Smithsonian

  The next time you venture into the great outdoors, keep an eye out for Ginkgo biloba trees, which can be easily identified by their distinctive fan-shaped leaves. If you find one—and you likely will, as the native Chinese plant is now ubiquitious in the United States—take a moment to pluck a few leaves, snap some photographs […]

Growing Pride & Produce via Yakima Herald-Republic

Could your area use a community garden? The answer might surprise you. Here is one excellent example of both the why and how of one small community’s garden. — Douglas     A few years ago, when Gini asked some residents, “What do you think we need in Buena?” A young woman said she wished […]

Event: California Native Plant Sale – Oct 22 & 23, 2016 – 10am-3pm

Click for larger images NATIVE PLANT SALE OCTOBER 22 & 23, 10AM TO 3:00PM Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino (near Hayvenhurst) MEMBER PRE-SALE AT 9:30am-10am Saturday only ALL CNPS MEMBERS GET 10% OFF PLANTS & BOOKS* With over 1000 plants of over 50 California native species, there is a plant that can fill […]

California Native Plant Society LA/SMM Native Plant Sale – October 24 & 25, 2015

NATIVE PLANT SALE OCT 24 & 25 Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm at Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. Member pre-sale 9:30am-10am Saturday only. All CNPS members get 10% discount on plants and books (must show current CNPS ID card). Featuring free native plant gardening talks at noon: Sat talk is “Native […]

Winner of Parrot Flower Power – Linda J from Los Angeles, CA

It randomly happened that one of the winners of our Parrot Flower Power giveaway was right here in Los Angeles. Linda stopped by to pick up her Flower Power today and was going to put it to use at her new house right here in the San Fernando Valley! Congratulations to Linda. I hope you […]

Theodore Payne Wild Flower Hotline 2014 now available each Thursday through May 2014

Looking to see wildflowers in Southern California? The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants is running their 32nd Annual Wild Flower Hotline directly from their web site. Each Thursday they update the hotline with reports from all over the Southland. The Hotline is available in both PDF and MS Word format. Here […]

Event: Camellia Festival at Descanso Gardens – Feb 8 & 9, 2014

Information from ExperienceLA Newsletter Camellia Festival at Descanso Gardens larger view When: Upcoming Date/Time(s):  Date: February 8, 2014Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Date: February 9, 2014Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   Email this EventAdd a ReminderDownload to Outlook/PDAPrint Where: Descanso Gardens (San Gabriel Valley) 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge,91011, Metro Trip PlannerDriving Directions Cross Streets: Verdugo Boulevard / […]