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Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Garden Lovers Tour for National Public Gardens Day

May 11 heralded National Public Gardens Day and when the Garden Lovers Tour in Santa Barbara was announced, I said "sign me up"!   We are fortunate to have many beautiful public gardens here and they all came together to celebrate the occasion.  The tour sold out quickly (within an hour and a half) as the gardens to be visited... Read more

Plants & Peacocks at the Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Punica granatum or Ornamental Pomegranate

I'm hot off the heels of Grow! A Garden Festival at the Los Angeles... Read more

Iris Douglasiana & The Pacific Coast Hybrids

We are busy getting ready for Grow! A Garden Festival  at the Los Angeles Arboretum taking place this coming weekend so our post on these beautiful Iris will be a shorter one.  The Douglas Iris, their cultivars and the hybrids are California native... Read more