What better way to mark Earth Day than to give thanks for the lovely bit of habitat in our neighborhood that we call the South Pasadena nature park?
Get your free native milkweed seed packet for the monarch butterfly at the South Pasadena Farmer's Market. Save the Monarch!
I just updated my list of native plant nurseries – commercial, botanic gardens, nonprofits, wholesale and retail. Notice that we had to cancel the annual California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mountains Chapter sale this year, but we are hoping to hold one next year on November 6, 2021. Please let me know if
It is now gardening time in Southern California. Check out the how to make a native plant garden for background and tips.
I am excited to be joining with Wendy Kerfoot, a new board member of South Pasadena Beautiful today (Sunday, 11/15/20) at 4 PM for a Zoom Webinar on introducing native plants to your garden. The presentation will be kept short so that we can address questions posted by participants. (Though the talk is slated for
Learn to use your garden green waste sustainably without power machines or sending it to the landfill. And for everyone's health: NO BLOWERS!
The air quality during these unprecedented fires has kept me from my garden for days and days. I finally could not take it anymore and left for the fresh air of the desert. During my visit to Yucca Valley, my daughter treated me to a tour of her ceramics studio. She has been making pottery
Volunteer days are on hiatus but the nature park is open during covid-19. Of course, you can pick up litter to make the park nicer for all.
Note: This article was first published in July 2011. Since that time our summers seem to have gotten hotter, with some record-breaking highs. I am writing another article on summer water that addresses the stresses on plants and how to deal with them in these extreme climate events. Are you ready for the 4th
The world is a wholly different place. Shopping is out, no restaurants or coffee shops. Friends are approached cautiously, always kept at a distance. During walks through the neighborhood, fellow walkers are eyed with suspicion. Though the world is quieter, the chatter in my mind has not subsided. The background color is muddy, the sound