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The Huntington Gardens Part 2: The Ranch Garden

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    Every Saturday, volunteers from the Los Angeles Master Gardener program are available at The Huntington Ranch Garden in San Marino, California, to talk about sustainable gardening, to share gardening tips and to sample produce....

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:28 AM

A Visit to Huntington Gardens, Part 1

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Next time you are in southern California, make sure to include a trip to Huntington Gardens in San Marino—a paradise for a enthusiastic gardener to visit! Encompassing about 120 acres, the botanical gardens feature 16 stunning themed gardens and...

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Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 9:54 AM

Jardin Majorelle: A Moroccan Garden

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Jardin Majorelle is located in Marrakech, Morocco. It was originally created by Jacque Majorelle (1886-1962), a French Orientalist painter and son of the famous Art Nouveau furniture designer Louis Majorelle. He was invited to Morocco in 1917 by a...

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 2:58 PM

House Dust Mites

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I've noticed as I get older my Christmas wish list gets less interesting and more practical. I have to work harder now to think of fun stuff. Instead I end up with great ideas like silverware. I know I'm not alone. So what do you get that special...

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:22 AM

Stink Bug Update

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Recently brown marmorated stink bugs (Haylomorpha halys) were found in Inyo and Mono counties. This invasive pest from Asia is relatively new to our area. Its first sighting was in Bishop last year.  We have plenty of species of stink bugs on the...

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:50 AM

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