JULY 2014

Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and is preferred for all. Garden admission is included when you register for a class.

SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT THE CRESCENT
Tuesdays; 10am-4pm
Thursdays; 10am-2pm
Instructors: Leigh Adams, Rishi Kumar & Jill Morganelli
The Crescent, located in the heart of the Arboretum just north of Baldwin Lake, is a reclaimed landscape where we experiment and explore new and ancient horticulture techniques for water conservation and food production. Please bring gloves, drinking water, wear close-toed shoes and a hat.
Culmination of the summer workshops is the Hands-On Lasagna Mulching Workshop on September 20.
Join us to help transition the existing wildflower garden into the Crescent Farm. This educational program is funded through donations; registration at the Crescent is required.

July: Focus on seed harvesting and storage, composting of green waste in various forms, removal of weeds with biotic materials (experiments!).

AUGUST 2014

Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and is preferred for all. Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT THE CRESCENT
Tuesdays; 10am-4pm
Thursdays; 10am-2pm
Instructors: Leigh Adams, Rishi Kumar & Jill Morganelli
The Crescent, located in the heart of the Arboretum just north of Baldwin Lake, is a reclaimed landscape where we experiment and explore new and ancient horticulture techniques for water conservation and food production. Please bring gloves, drinking water, wear close-toed shoes and a hat.
Culmination of the summer workshops is the Hands-On Lasagna Mulching Workshop on September 20.
Join us to help transition the existing wildflower garden into the Crescent Farm. This educational program is funded through donations; registration at the Crescent is required.
August: Will feature working on contours and terracing, use of recycled materials, and possibly the beginning of our cob structures.
BROKEN CONCRETE…REUSE IS THE BEST RECYCLE!
Saturday, August 9
10am-12noon; Palm Room
Instructor: Laramee Haynes
$25 members; $30 non-members (includes garden admission)

Make beautiful paved areas for walking and relaxing in your garden by using recycled materials such as broken concrete, local stones, old bricks and stepping stones. These materials can also be used to build small walls for soil retention or as a garden feature. This talk will cover projects that you can do yourself with a little muscle, a little planning, and a little art. Laramee Haynes, owner of Haynes Landscape Design, will bring material examples, photos of projects and a handout to help guide you through your first project.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN-a Mt. San Antonio College class
Tuesdays, August 26 – December 9, 2014
5:30 – 10pm (36 hours of lecture / 54 hours of lab): 3 units
Education House; Enter through Ayres Hall gate
$167 to Mt. San Antonio College
$30 to Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation (LAAF)
Instructor: Brian Scott

This course focuses on the fundamentals and implementation of landscape design. Principles of design, the design process, drafting, graphics, site evaluation, landscaping materials, and plant usage are examined. Projects emphasize both residential and small commercial sites.

Students must register through Mt. Sac online at www.mtsac.edu For further information, please call Mt. San Aantonio: 909.594.5611, ext. 4540

SEPTEMBER 2014

Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and is preferred for all. Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT THE CRESCENT
Tuesdays; 10am-4pm
Thursdays; 10am-2pm
Instructors: Leigh Adams, Rishi Kumar & Jill Morganelli
The Crescent, located in the heart of the Arboretum just north of Baldwin Lake, is a reclaimed landscape where we experiment and explore new and ancient horticulture techniques for water conservation and food production. Please bring gloves, drinking water, wear close-toed shoes and a hat.
Culmination of the summer workshops is the Hands-On Lasagna Mulching Workshop on September 20.
Join us to help transition the existing wildflower garden into the Crescent Farm. This educational program is funded through donations; registration at the Crescent is required.
September: Mulching over our new contours, an exercise in sculpting cardboard, green waste and mulch to create weed barriers and fertile new soil.
HANDS-ON LASAGNA MULCHING WORKSHOP
Whole Foods Market in Hastings Ranch – Thank you for your support!
Saturday, September 20
9am-1pm; Bamboo Room and Grounds
$5 members and non-members (includes garden admission)
Instructors: Leigh Adams and Rishi Kumar

Whether you are smiling at the title or find yourself intrigued, be sure to clear your schedule for this workshop! From creating natural raised beds just outside your door to covering the back forty, sheet mulch will bring to life extremely beautiful, low-maintenance, low-cost gardens. Using what you have on hand or can source locally is true sustainable gardening. We will have a visual presentation and a hands-on activity where you will actually help us to transform into our new Crescent Farm.
You can also utilize this method for your own green waste to build fertile productive soil. In addition, this is a fabulous method for removing your lawn and reducing the weed load as you transition into a water wise landscape. Bring gloves, a hat, water and wear closed toe shoes. Please BRING whatever cardboard you can find from all your friends. In fact, bring your friends too! This will be a fun party-like community garden activity unlike those you have experienced before. This party may run overtime so keep your schedule open!
ALL ABOUT TREES: TREE DIVERSITY & NATURAL HISTORY
Workshops for Homeowners, Landscape Professionals & Plant Lovers
Saturday, September 6; 9:30am-12:30pm
$25 members per class; $30 non-members per class (includes garden admission)
Instructor: Dr. Matt Ritter

Learn about the remarkable tree diversity in Southern California (including natives), how to identify trees, and how to appreciate them.
Matt Ritter has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a Ph.D. in plant biology. He has authored numerous scientific papers and botanical treatments, including the second edition of the Jepson Manual, the Flora of North America Project, and a natural history guide to San Luis Obispo plants. He is a professor in the Biology Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and director of the plant conservatory there. He holds a Kenan Fellowship at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, is the chair of the City of San Luis Obispo Tree Committee, and editor-in-chief of Madroño, the journal of the California Botanical Society.
ORGANIC FRUIT & VEGETABLE GARDENING
Saturday, September 13
12-4pm; Palm Room
$25 Arboretum members; $30 non-members(includes garden admission)
Instructor: Jill Morganelli

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of your family by reaping the nutritional benefits of eating fresh-grown produce
Topics:
–Fall Crops
–Fall Weeds and Insects
–Fall Disease Identification, Treatment and Prevention
–Organic History and Current Events
–Different Farming Practices
–Tool Maintenance
–Community Supported Agriculture
–Slow Food
These are informative gatherings with horticultural specialists for passionate home gardeners and landscape professionals.
THURSDAY GARDEN TALKS WITH LILI SINGER
8 Thursdays, September 18-November 6
9:30am–Noon; Palm Room
$100 for the series, $20 per class (includes garden admission); Reservations or you may pay at the door.
Information and registration: 626.821.4623 or jill.berry@arboretum.org; pre-registration required for field trips.
September 18: Wildflowers of Cismontane Southern California & Associated Wildlife with Bob Allen
Southern California is widely known for its movie productions, amusement parks and natural attractions. Our region is also home to more than 4000 species of native plants, hundreds of different native vertebrate animals and 1000s of different native insects – many of which are featured in this beautifully illustrated program and in the speaker’s new book, Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains. This amazing resource includes flora (and fauna) that occur in a broader area than the title suggests, including L.A. and adjacent counties. Many of these plants are already in cultivation; many others await their turn in the horticultural spotlight. Bob (a.k.a. “BugBob”) is an entomologist, botanist, instructor and photographer with a BS in Environmental and Systematic and an MS in Environmental Studies. He is a research associate at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and a research associate in entomology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

September 25: A Gallery of Succulents with Lili Singer
Succulent plants are among the speaker’s favorite flora, and this presentation includes different categories: large, small, native, exotic, common and quirky, easy and challenging. The beauty, resilience and diversity of these plants will be celebrated in colorful images. A succulent-plant sale follows the lecture. Lili is an award-winning horticulturist, garden writer, editor and educator. For more than a decade, she has coordinated the Thursday Garden Talks at the Arboretum.

 

OCTOBER  2014

Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and is preferred for all. Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
THURSDAY GARDEN TALKS WITH LILI SINGER
Thursdays, September 18-November 6
9:30am–Noon; Palm Room
$100 for the series, $20 per class (includes garden admission); Reservations or you may pay at the door
Information and registration: 626.821.4623 or jill.berry@arboretum.org; pre-registration required for field trips.
October 2: No Plants! Hardscape Materials and Techniques with Andreas Hessing
How do you build the bones of a garden? This class surveys standard and alternative building techniques and materials for walls, walks, fences and seats and illustrates innovative examples of hardscape. Andreas is an artist, landscape designer and licensed contractor (www.scrubjaystudios.com). For more than 20 years, his site-specific installations have celebrated regional biodiversity while focusing on the philosophical, political and social implications of California’s indigenous flora.

October 9: Salvias for Southern California Gardens, a lecture and book signing with John Whittlesey
This photographic presentation by the author of The Plant Lover’s Guide to Salvias, walks us through the diverse and wonderful world of salvias – a.k.a. sages – and discusses ways to use them in gardens. Drought-tolerant native sages will be highlighted, as well as other rewarding species that thrive in Southern California. Owner of Canyon Creek Nursery & Design in interior Northern California, John is a nurseryman, garden designer, landscape contractor and avid amateur photographer. He enjoys growing interesting plants and creating attractive water-conserving landscapes that provide habitat for people and wildlife. He is a graduate of the California School of Garden Design.

October 16: Creating an English Country Garden, California Style, with Susanna Dadd
This class offers the basics for constructing drought- and heat-tolerant landscapes that incorporate an Old World aesthetic with diverse arrays of California natives and compatible mediterranean-climate plants and succulents – gardens of year-round interest with maximum habitat value for insects, lizards and birds. Class coverage includes sprinkler systems, soils, gardening on hillsides and in dry shade, and saving water to our aquifers, plus design tips on structure, focal points and how to convert a sterile lawn into a lively welcoming space. Susanna is an Altadena-based artist and garden designer (www.realgardens.net). She was born in England to a botanist father and zoologist mother. Her lifelong relationship with wild things and nature shaped her thinking about our responsibility to our land and how the land will reward you for its care. A field trip to three of Susanna’s gardens takes place Thursday, October 23.

October 23: Field Trip: Three Altadena Gardens by Susanna Dadd of Real Gardens 10:00am-12:30pm
Our autumn excursion for gardeners and plant lovers includes three naturalistic, colorful, resource-conserving, wildlife-attracting Altadena gardens: the designer’s own unique foothills landscape; a small, bird-focused garden of mediterranean-climate flora; and a rambunctious, half-native, drought- tolerant English country garden – California style. Learn more about Susanna’s design work at realgardens.net. Preregistration required.

October 30: Field Trip: A Super Somis Nursery Excursion, Greenwood and a New Succulent Operation
10:00am-12:30pm: Tour and shop at two Ventura County nursery gems. First, we stop at John Shoustra’s recently expanded Greenwood Nursery, with its new greenhouse dedicated to pelargoniums and clivias; new daylily varieties and hundreds of other plants being evaluated for future introduction; certified organic avocado orchard; and one-acre composting operation. Next we visit a brand new enterprise created by a trio of prominent succulent collectors – John Matthews, Tim Harvey and John Martinez – and specializing in common and uncommon succulents, including haworthias, aloes and dyckias. Leave plenty of room in the car for your purchases! Preregistration required.
GERANIUMS! YOUR GRANDMOTHER WAS RIGHT!
Saturday, October 4
10am-12noon; Bamboo Room
$25 Arboretum members; $30 non-members (includes garden admission)
Instructor: Laramee Haynes

There are many traditional garden plants that produce flowers but need surprisingly little water or care. Geraniums fit the bill! There are many cool new varieties that may surprise you with their interesting leaves, scents and flowers. Laramee Haynes, owner of Haynes Landscape Design, will bring a collection of different Geraniums and other water thrifty flowering plants to illustrate his talk. Plants will be for sale afterwards. A plant list will be provided. Stop watering that Bougainvillea!
ALL ABOUT TREES: TREES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY IN SOUTHERN CA
Workshops for Homeowners, Landscape Professionals & Plant Lovers
Saturday, October 11
9:30am-12:30pm; Palm Room
$25 Arboretum members per class; $30 non-members per class (includes garden admission)
Instructor: Dr. Matt Ritter

The focus in this class will be on the most appropriate trees for both small yards and for Southern California’s climate…in addition to undeservedly rare trees for this region and how to find them.
Matt Ritter has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a Ph.D. in plant biology. He has authored numerous scientific papers and botanical treatments, including the second edition of the Jepson Manual, the Flora of North America Project, and a natural history guide to San Luis Obispo plants. He is a professor in the Biology Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and director of the plant conservatory there. He holds a Kenan Fellowship at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, is the chair of the City of San Luis Obispo Tree Committee, and editor-in-chief of Madroño, the journal of the California Botanical Society.
SQUARE FOOT GARDENING WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 18
10am-1pm; Bamboo Room
$25 members; $30 non-members (includes garden admission)
Instructor: Jo Ann Carey
Square foot gardening uses only 20% of the land space of a conventional garden and saves both water and time. There is no tilling of the soil so anybody can do it. Recommended reading: All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew, available in the Arboretum Garden & Gift Shop.
BIRDING AT THE ARBORETUM
Saturday, October 18; 8-10am
Meet in the Main Entrance promptly.
Bamboo Room;Grounds
$25 Arboretum members; $30 non-members (includes garden admission)
Instructor: Steve Gerischer

Enjoy the Arboretum in the early morning! Steve Gerischer, garden designer, president of the board of Pacific Horticulture Foundation and avid birder, will take the class on a walk around the grounds of the Arboretum, spotting many local birds and learning to identify the ones they see. While the Arboretum is home to many birds, it is also a stop-over for many bird species migrating through the area, and a great place to familiarize yourself with the basics of birding and field identification. The class will continue on to the classroom to discuss the numerous birds that can be seen in the Los Angeles basin, and hear some tips on attracting birds to your home garden. If you have binoculars, please bring them along

 

NOVEMBER 2014

Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and is preferred for all. Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
THURSDAY GARDEN TALKS WITH LILI SINGER
FALL 2014: 8 Thursdays, September 18-November 6
9:30am–noon; Palm Room
$100 for the series, $20 per class (includes garden admission); Reservations or you may pay at the door
Registration: 626.821.4623 or jill.berry@arboretum.org; pre-registration required for field trips.
November 6: Tried and True or Something New: Citrus in Today’s Garden with Tracy L. Kahn, Ph.D.
What we call “Citrus” is much more than Washington navel orange, Valencias, Satsuma tangerines, grapefruit, lemons and limes. This talk provides a virtual tour of the UCR Citrus Variety Collection, focuses on the origins of new varieties and the diversity of citrus that is grown commercially and in people’s backyards, and also touches on rootstocks, as well as current challenges and threats to growing citrus in California. Tracy is Principal Museum Scientist, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC, Riverside, and Curator of the Citrus Variety Collection.

 

DECEMBER 2014

Please call the Registration Line at 626.821.4623; Pre-registration is required for some classes and is preferred for all. Garden admission is included when you register for a class.
ORGANIC FRUIT & VEGETABLE GARDENING
Saturday, December 13
12 4pm; Palm Room
$25 Arboretum members; $30 non-members (includes garden admission)
Instructor: Jill Morganelli

Winter Focus: Vegetable gardens enhance the appearance of any yard and provide a fun activity for all ages.
Topics include:
–The National Organic Program
–Winter Crops and Companion Planting
–Winter Weeds and Insects
–Winter Disease ID
–Treatment and Prevention
–Irrigation
–Soil Building
–Composting and Worm Bins
–Pruning Fruit Trees
–Gopher-proofing Your Planting Bed

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