Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 30, 2021

Theodore Payne May Classes

Right Plant, Right Place
Saturday, May 1, 1:00–3:00 PM
REGISTER HEREKnowing native habitats can help you choose the right plants for your place. This course discusses local plant communities—groups of species that naturally occur together—and their growing conditions, as well as how to assess the conditions of your garden, including climate, soil, sunlight and space. A valuable class for beginners!

Native Plant Herbalism Workshop with Mama Maiz

Saturday, May 8 and May 22, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

In this two-part series we will gather and explore how native plants can play a role in tending to our nervous systems and well-being in an accessible way. We will discuss the different ways we can incorporate native plants to our landscaping, gardens and healing process.

Botanizing the San Gabriel Mountains with Evan Meyer

Saturday, May 15, 8:00 AM–12:00 PM
Eaton Saddle Trailhead

Join TPF Executive Director Evan Meyer for an easy botanical hike to the summit of Mt. Lowe from the Eaton Saddle Trailhead. This hike will be geared towards those just learning the wild plants of Southern California. We’ll learn basic identification skills while discussing the plants we see, with lots of tangents about nature, botany, horticulture and the environment. Along the way we’ll stop to appreciate oaks, big-cone Douglas fir, mountain mahogany, California bay, poodle plant, live-forevers, California lilacs, manzanitas, and hopefully a wildflower or two.

Native Plant Garden Maintenance with Katherine Pakradouni

Saturday, May 15, 1:00–3:00 PM

Subjects covered in this online class include watering, fertilizing (or not), grooming, mulching, pest management and other aspects of garden maintenance. You’ll also discover how native plants respond to pruning cuts (good and bad), what we trigger with our gardening activities, and how to develop good maintenance goals.

Hanging Moss Balls with California Native Plants with Weina Dinata

Thursday, May 20, 5:30–7:00 PM

Join Poppy & Finch founder, Weina Dinata, for an hour and a half of hands-on learning with her virtual DIY kokedama workshop using native plants. A native plant advocate and botanical designer seasoned in the art of moss ball, or kokedama (a Japanese art form of bonsai without a container), Weina will teach you how to create a striking and unique piece for your home or garden. Perfect for those who don’t have a garden or a lot of space for plants — you can be a steward for habitat anywhere you live! The workshop will include a step-by-step breakdown of the process and helpful care tips for keeping your creation happy and healthy.

Sunday in the Garden: Gottlieb Native Garden

Sunday, May 23, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Private Garden in Beverly Hills

Join homeowner Susan Gottlieb and naturalist Scott Logan for light refreshments and an intimate discussion of the garden’s flora and fauna, as well as maintenance practices to keep this urban oasis at its best. Guests will receive a copy of the new book The Gottlieb Native Garden: an intimate wildlife journey. Additional copies will be available for purchase.

Sunday in the Garden extends TPF’s Native Plant Garden Tour by spotlighting exceptional native plant gardens year round. Each visit includes conversations with homeowners and/or designers, and plenty of time for exploration and socializing.

Click here for a sneak peek!

California Native Container Plants

Wednesday, May 26, 10:00–11:00 AM

A vast array of native plants will grow happily in containers, and potted natives add texture and color to the garden, as well as habitat for birds, butterflies and native bees. This session includes an illustrated slide presentation with tips on growing natives in pots to enhance your door step, balcony or patio.

Spanish / español

Introducción a plantas nativas con Brenda Kyle

miércoles, 26 de mayo, 6:00–7:30 PM
¡REGISTRARSE AQUÍ! (programa gratis)

Daremos la definición de qué es una planta nativa. Hablaremos sobre cómo la geografía del estado afecta la diversidad de nuestra provincia florística. También daremos ejemplos de relaciones especializadas entre plantas y animales y por fin, los beneficios de las plantas nativas de California. Esta presentación será en Español, pero los hablantes de Espainglés también son bienvenidos.

Poppy Hour: Native Bees with Krystle Hickman

Thursday, May 27, 5:30–7:00 PM
REGISTER HERE (free program)

Krystle Hickman is a TEDx Speaker, Artist, Community Scientist and Photographer based in Los Angeles, California. Through artful photography, Krystle, strives to increase awareness of the decline in native bee species as well as highlight their biodiverse ecosystems. Her photography work has been featured in various online and print editorials.

Since 2019 Krystle has worked with gardens like the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Arlington Garden; regularly photographing and documenting their bee native habitats. Her aim is to keep accurate records of population changes. She is duplicating her research in the Mojave Desert, the Santa Monica Mountains and yards with native gardens. Throughout the process she consults with experts in different areas of Melittology (Scientific Study of Native Bees.)

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