In the Garden


Free Mulch Available Throughout 2014 to Pasadena Residents

The City’s 2014 Mulch Give-Away Program provides free, fresh garden mulch to Pasadena residents throughout the year. The mulch is delivered by the Department of Public Works, tinyurl.com/pzyz374, to...... Read More

A Japanese Garden Festival

Descanso’s Popular Japanese Garden Festival

Descanso Gardens celebrates the art and culture of Japan at its annual Japanese Garden Festival, Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10. The weekend includes fashion shows of kimonos, taiko drum performances, interactive origami, garden tours and more. Festival activities are free with admission to the Gardens. Activities include: Ikebana display is at 9:00 a.m. ...


Seeking unique perspectives of Descanso Gardens...

Descanso Gardens Seeks Art Entries for Upcoming Show

Artists and gardens go together like Van Gogh and sunflowers. If Descanso Gardens has inspired your own artistic endeavors, why not share your vision? The Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens is seeking submissions of art to present in Portraits of the Gardens, its first juried and invitational exhibition, which opens in January 2014. Organizers ...


Home Tour

Pacific Outdoor Living Paradise Tour

Want to see what backyard paradises look like? On May 18, Pacific Outdoor Living will be having a self-guided tour that will feature 8 homes in Arcadia, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and Altadena. “It’s probably a four-hour adventure. But all the homes are within short driving distance of each other,” says George Goodrich of Pacific Outdoor ...


Backyard Paradise

Outdoor Living in Style

Everyone craves an escape to paradise every now and then, but what if you can escape every time you step out your house? Pacific Outdoor Living can give you paradise in your backyard. What sets Pacific Outdoor Living apart from other contractors is that it foregoes having you deal with separate designers and contractors by ...


Fantastic Landscapes!

Picture Perfect Landscape
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at Armstrong Garden Centers’ Open House and Family Fun Day

Armstrong Garden Centers will host two free holiday parties at all Los Angeles and Orange County locations this season: an Open House on Dec. 5 and Christmas Family Fun Hours on Dec. 7. Both events include special perks and one-time-only savings. “It’s an annual Armstrong tradition to spread holiday cheer and give back to our ...


Years of Work Celebrated As Pasadena Community Gardens Officially Opens

Four years of hard work by a dedicated community coalition blossomed at athe official bed-breaking of the new Pasadena Community Gardens at a Saturday, Oct. 26 event. “I’m excited about the establishment of a community garden because it represents a strong commitment to economical and environmentally responsible food production and a continuation of a great ...


Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) Detected in Sierra Madre

City staff has been alerted to a number of new tree wounds in public trees in the downtown and Canyon areas. Investigations and consultations with local arborists have concluded that the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) has very likely found a host in the trees on the eastern side of Mary’s Market Parking Lot, and ...


Discovery Camp

Heads up, Campers! Join the Fun at Descanso Discovery Camp!

“Are you REA-A-A-DY?” For summer, that is! Looking for an active, enriching — and most of all, FUN! — day camp experience for everyone’s youngster? Check out Descanso Discovery Camp! Descanso Gardens is once again teaming up with the Child Educational Center to present three week-long sessions of day camp in the Gardens. Each session ...


The Ladybug Helps!

Armstrong Garden Centers Gives Away One Million Ladybugs

Armstrong Garden Centers will be giving away one million ladybugs across all store locations to help gardeners keep a healthy garden this year. In certain cultures, ladybugs are considered to be good luck. Put luck on your side this growing season when you visit Armstrong during Ladybug Weekend, April 20th and 21st. “April is the ...


Wild Flowers Exhibit

‘The WILD Flowers’ Exhibit Opens at Descanso

Although the Southern California winters are mild, everyone still looks forward to the first signs of spring — the colorful blooms of cherries, crabapples, poppies and tulips. The flower is a powerful symbol of regeneration, fertility, birth, and the continuity of life, measured out in the chapters we call seasons. Besides, to eyes human, insect, ...