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  • PLANT INFORMATION
    1st Wednesdays of the month
    1:30pm – 3:00pm / Palm Room
    Wednesday, August 2nd
    Wednseday, September 6th
    Wednesday, October 4th
    Wednesday, November 1st
    Wednesday, December 6th
    Free for members / Free for non-members (with arboretum admission)
    Instructor: Frank McDonough

    Stay on top of the world of botany & horticulture when Arboretum botanist Frank McDonough covers various landscaping and gardening topics plus the latest news in gardening and plant science. Frank will also reveal some of the more important or unusual or entertaining questions that he and the volunteers have received from the public during the previous month. Bring your own plant questions for discussion. You never know what unique and fascinating topics will be addressed!


    PLUMERIA A-Z WORKSHOP
    Saturday, August 5, 2017
    10am – 12noon / Rotunda – Tallac Knoll
    Instructor: Diana Donnellan
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)

    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Southern California: an ideal climate for plumeria! Plant, water, fertilize = blooms. Do you want to learn more – lots more- about caring for your favorite flower? Seeing is believing! This hands-on workshop takes you through plumeria care, seeds, genetics, grafting, common problems, choosing the right variety, winter dormancy and more. Bring your questions to this in-depth, 2-3 hour class held in the LA Arboretum’s grove.


    HYPERTUFA POT WORKSHOP
    Saturday, August 26 2017
    10am – 12pm/ Ayres Hall area
    $30 Arboretum members / $40 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    Steve Gerischer, instructor
    Pre-registration required; please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623

    Old stone sinks and animal troughs have been used to grow plants for many years. Today, they are scarce and very expensive. But now, we can make them from hypertufa, an artificial medium with absorbent properties similar to tufa rock. It is lighter than regular concrete, and will not be damaged by freezing after it is completely cured.

    You will be making a hypertufa planting pot! Hypertufa, a mixture of cement, peat moss and pearlite molded to resemble tufa or crumbling granite, is a fun process for creating “instant antiquities” for the garden.
    Beginning with a small bowl or trough, the techniques will be illustrated so you can make larger pieces at home with confidence. All materials are provided, but wear comfortable clothes, a hat and bring water.

    Steve Gerischer, an award winning landscape designer, teacher, current president of the Southern California Horticulture Society and board member of Pacific Horticulture Society, has been gardening locally in the Los Angeles area since childhood. He now divides his time between creating landscapes with his company, Larkspur Garden Design, and lecturing on a wide range of topics relating to gardening in Southern California.


    THE NEW CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPE
    Saturday, August 19th; 10:00 am. – 12:30 pm. / Bamboo Room
    Saturday, November 4th; 10:00 am. – 12:30 pm. / Bamboo Room

    Instructor: Jill Morganelli
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Join Jill Morganelli, the Arboretum’s Horticultural Supervisor, on tours through gardens that demonstrate responsible stewardship for our Southern California landscapes while providing beauty and seasonal interest. Each session will highlight water-maximizing garden construction, installation and site-specific recommendations for irrigation systems, and water-savy landscape horticulture selections from Australia, South Africa, California natives, as well as plants from our water conservation, desert, and many specialty gardens. Design technique, stewardship and habitat building are also discussed. Classes meet in the Rotunda and are held outdoors in all weather.


    CREATING YOUR OWN BUTTERFLY HUB
    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    Instructor: Arboretum Gardener Bryan Burks
    12pm – 2pm / Bamboo Room
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Come check out what kind of butterflies are flying around the Arboretum as we tour our new butterfly hubs. You will also learn how to create a butterfly hub in your own garden.


    PLANT COMBINATIONS FOR POTS
    Saturday, September 16; 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm. / Bamboo Room
    Instructor: Laramee Haynes
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Arranging plants in pots involves the same art and science issues as a large garden. Join Laramee Haynes of Haynes Landscape Design for a fun review of the art of combining plants and what really lasts in pots.

    Laramee Haynes is a garden designer, landscape contractor and frequent speaker at the Arboretum. Laramee and his company, Haynes Landscape Design, have been designing and building gardens in the Pasadena area for over 15 years.


    EXPLORING FOR PALMS IN CUBA
    Saturday, October 7 / Bamboo Room
    10:00 am. – 12:00 pm.
    Instructor: Don Hodel
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Don will discuss and illustrate two expeditions with Cuban botanists to document the amazing palms of this island nation. He will also include some anecdotes about Cuban life and culture he experienced in their search for the palms. He will lead a walking tour of the Arboretum’s palm collection and discuss selection and management of landscape palms.


    BOTANY BOOT CAMP
    Saturday October 14th / Palm Room
    10:00am – 4:00pm
    Instructor: Frank McDonough
    $65 Arboretum members / $75 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Identify plants as if your life depended on It! This comprehensive and compacted session will introduce you to the terminology, concepts and structures you’ll need to know to identify plants by introducing you to the 7 most common plant families here at the Arboretum. This 5-hour 1 day class requires certain texts and a 10-20X illuminated hand loupe magnifier (available at minimal cost on Amazon.com). Please see http://laarboretumplantid.blogspot.com/ for additional information and texts.


    THE HIGH LINE: REIMAGINING THE ACCIDENTAL LANDSCAPE
    Sunday, October 29,
    4:00-6:00pm. / Ayres Hall
    Reception to follow lecture.
    $12 Arboretum members / $15 non-members

    Co-sponsored with The Garden Conservancy

    New York City’s High Line and the acclaimed work of designer Piet Oudolf lend focus to this exploration of new landscapes emerging from vernacular origins. The High Line’s extraordinary public space, once an elevated freight rail line in Manhattan’s West Side, is captured through the lens of Rick Darke whose photographs illluminate Oudolf’s transformative design in their newly released book, Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes.  Darke, accomplished photographer and author of The Encyclopedia of Grasses, and Lessons from the Arts and Crafts Garden, will explore the High Line and other landscapes that reflect past land use while celebrating visionary new forms and purpose.


    DESIGNING GARDENS FOR CHILDREN’S PLAY
    Saturday, November 11; 10:00 am. – 12:00 pm. / Education House
    Instructor: Laramee Haynes
    $25 Arboretum members / $35 non-members (Includes Arboretum Admission)
    To Register please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or pay at the class

    Grow kids in your garden by making a garden for kids. How would kids design their garden? In this talk, Laramee Haynes of Haynes Landscape Design (and still a kid), will discuss several fun garden elements such as climbing, water, and make believe that are great for getting children out into the garden for playtime.

    Laramee Haynes is a garden designer, landscape contractor and frequent speaker at the arboretum. Laramee and his company, Haynes Landscape Design, have been designing and building gardens in the Pasadena area for over 15 years.


     

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