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Can you imagine a more beautiful month? Not only have the mountains filled with flowers, so many of you filled our tour gardens with your smiles!
We are incredibly grateful to our Native Plant Garden Tour garden owners for sharing their bloom-filled spaces this past weekend – so fun! And there is more to see! This weekend, the Schumachers will be sharing their enchanting, shaded Pasadena retreat during the Art of the Garden Tour.
We also have two tickets to share to the Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo featuring Former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer for the United States, Christine Harada. If you’d like to join us, please let us know.
Happy spring everyone!
Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi
If the beauty you saw on the Native Plant Garden Tour didn’t convince you that California native plants are the way to go, there are a few more reasons to go native!
USGBC-LA Blog. By Cassy Aoyagi: People are people. Whether deciding where we want to live, work, or shop, we prefer verdant, natural elements. Recent research demonstrates that tailoring our commercial spaces to these preferences supports our resilience and can also be profitable. Read More
Green Home Builder. By Kitty Connolly: The American Society of Landscape Architects released its 2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, a members’ annual rating of the expected popularity of design elements. For the sixth year in a row, native plants were top of the list. Read More
Forbes. April 12, 2012. By Jamie Gold: Outdoor kitchens topped the project trends list in the latest American Institute of Architects’ survey, which is not terribly surprising, given people’s love of living outside. Read More
Lake Elsinore, Joshua Tree, and other areas adjacent to Super Bloom sites prepared for a poppy-getton. They got one! Their hillsides, covered in blooms, were also soon covered in Instagram traffic. What if we could have a Super Bloom every year? What if we didn’t have to drive so far for it?
Native parks and gardens are hosting their own super blooms, right here in town. They feature not only poppies, but a wide array of spectacular, distinctive, only-in-LA kind of blooms. Check them out: Blooming Now!
Sustain Your Garden
While it is tempting to simply kick back and enjoy the beauty, maintenance will be key to keeping your garden fire-wise and at its best in this high-rain year.
Check our Spring Maintenance Checklist for our month-by-month to-dos.
Plant Native, Sell Homes
Art of the Garden Tour
Municipal Green Building Expo
Woolsey Fire Support
Sustain Your Garden
Thank You Tour Hosts!
Thank You Theodore Payne!
Training for Fire Resilience