February 2, 2019. Expert panel and Q & A. Some things everyone can do to improve our natural environment in the time of climate change.
Visit the South Pasadena Nature Park to enjoy the CA native wildflowers.
Almost two months since my last post. Are you still out there? Well, it isn’t cause I ain’t been busy. Spent the summer in the Pacific Northwest and was relieved to get back to LA where the air is clear. Funny when our air is better than Seattle’s but that’s what happens when there are […]
The South Pasadena – Arroyo Seco Woodland & Wildlife Park (S. Pas Nature Park) is usually hotter than my home garden by a few degrees. It measured 114º at home and so we were concerned about how new and old plants survived the heat wave in the park. As expected, it was a mixed bag. […]
We are making big changes to our yard. As you may remember from earlier posts, I was not happy with the burned out lawn in the front yard. Years of drought left much of the lawn brown. With city water restrictions, I watered for the large deodar cedar – deeply and infrequently – allowing the […]
Spending time in the Pacific Northwest provides an important contrast to my Southern California Wild Suburbia. Wild Suburbia is sunny, hot, and dry. It is aromatic, gray and tan. The sun is strong and bright, even harsh. The Pacific Northwest has its own magic. It is a land of tall trees, ferns, and mosses. Sunlight […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out in the park last Saturday. High school students and parents, and Bank of America volunteers accomplished so much. This rainy weather is great for our native plants but unfortunately the weeds are getting a real boost too.
Nothing like a rainy day to get me to check and correct info on this website! I spent the day converting an old pdf file of “Where to See Native Plants” to a new and hopefully more accurate webpage of Parks & Gardens Featuring CA Native Plants. This all came about because I forget to include the […]