January 01, 2009
The profusely flowering Pyrus kawakamii is commonly known here as the Evergreen pear. Pyrus kawakamii's common name “Evergreen pear” is somewhat misleading; it actually loses a good portion of its leaves in the winter. However it rarely loses all of its leaves.
Bloodleaf (Iresine lindenii) glowing in the late afternoon sun. The plant is native to Ecuador.
This Punting stick bamboo (Bambusa tuldoides) may be living on borrowed time due to a phenomenon common to these grassy plants –many of them die after they flower. This particular clump may have been induced into flowering before its time due to the stress of a recent scale infestation.
Magnolia 'Royal Crown'
Magnolia 'Royal Crown' is one of 71 different types of Magnolia growing at the Arboretum.
Magnolia x soulangiana 'Speciosa'
Magnolia x soulangiana 'Speciosa' has been one of the first to bloom in 2009. Magnolia x soulangiana 'Speciosa' has medium size almost pure white blooms that contrast the vividly blue Southern California sky.
Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke'
Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke' has fascinating and colorful globe-shaped double blooms. Prunus mume 'Peggy Clarke' is commonly called the Japanese apricot.
November 29, 2008
News from the Library
Hello all and welcome newcomers:
My intern Ian Capiluto has finished his stint at our Library, so the cataloging speed is slower. I have two more interns from San Jose State University coming in January, though, so we will get back up to speed. I am pleased to have our new historian, Mitchell Bishop, on staff. He will have the library open Sunday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a great benefit to our weekend customers. My volunteers, Pam Wolken and Barbara Zaias, have been working hard getting the magazine and nursery catalog records into the online catalog. Take a look. Do a search for the word ‘periodicals’ and you will see the richness of the collection. Right now we have 509 periodical titles in the catalog! My favorite new periodical title is Aloe, the newsletter of the South African Aloe and Succulent Society. The link is to the catalog is below.
Arboretum Library Online Catalog
This link below is to the new books, articles, and websites lists for November. The New Book Shelf is waiting for you!
New books, articles and website lists
We are circulating to Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation members. The circulation period for books is 3 weeks with 2 renewals if no one else wants the item. You can renew by e-mail, phone or in person, but not on the online catalog. The circulation period for current magazines is 3 days with 2 renewals if no one else wants the item. Let me know if you are interested in any articles.
In order for the “Request this title” function in the online catalog to work, I have to set you up as a customer. Then it will send me an e-mail requesting that I get the item for you. If you’d like to be set up as a customer, contact me by e-mail, phone, or in person.
The Arboretum Library hours for December are as follows:
Open Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open Saturday, December 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open Sundays, December 7, 14, 21, 28 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Tuesday-Saturday, December 23-27
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday, December 30 & 31.
I will be on leave.
Our Botanical Information Consultants (for plant advice) are currently available six days a week, Monday-Saturday at David.Lofgren@Arboretum.org or Frank.McDonough@Arboretum.org or 626-821-3239.
And here is the rest of it.
- Member Profiles
- What's Blooming
- Historic Collections
- Press Releases
- News Items
- Events & Classes
- Plant Information
- News from the Library
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
LA Arboretum Web Communities
- American Institute of Architects
- American Society of Landscape Architects
- Association of Professional Landscape Designers
- Audubon California
- Big Orange Landmarks
- Curbed LA
- Descanso Gardens
- Fullerton Arboretum
- Los Angeles Agriculture
- Los Angeles Heritage Alliance
- National Trust Historic Sites Blog
- Natural History Museum
- Norton Simon
- Pacific Rose Society
- Pasadena Museum of History
- Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
- South Coast Botanic Garden
- Southern California Horticultural Society
- The Getty
- The Huntington Library
- Theodore Payne Foundation