LA Arboretum: Wild Suburbia – Learning to Garden with Native Plants

Looking to transform your traditional, high-water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her books. Barbara is research associate at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, horticulture […]

South Pas Beautiful: Inviting Butterflies into the Garden with Native Plants

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) lists 144 verified butterfly species sightings for Los Angeles County alone. Some are rare and endangered, others only occur in our local region. Barbara Eisenstein will suggest native plants and gardening techniques from her new book, Wild Suburbia – Learning to Garden with Native Plants, that will attract […]

What should I plant?

This is the perfect time to prepare your plant for upcoming native plant sales and fall planting! This slideshow presents garden-worthy plants from woodland, scrubland, chaparral and desert plant communities. Barbara is a South Pasadena-based native plant gardener, horticulturist, writer and blogger. Her recent book, Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, guides new […]

Wild Suburbia – native plant gardening

After many years, lots of writing and rewriting, and tons of rejections, it is finally out! In August, Heyday Books released my book, Wild Suburbia – Learning to Garden with Native Plants. And now a new chapter begins – promotion. Not my favorite thing to do, although the first book talk and signing, held on […]

Monarch Butterfly Waystation Opening

Join us this Saturday, April 23, from 10 – noon to celebrate the opening of the Monarch Butterfly Waystation at the South Pasadena nature park (South Pasadena – Arroyo Seco Woodland and Wildlife Park). Volunteers have been hard at work in the park and there are lots of beautiful flowers, birds, lizards, insects, and of […]