What's Happening In Southern California - Garden Edition June 2012

So I missed the boat a little, I should have posted this last week, but I was so intent on gardening chores that I wrote and posted my What to Do In Your Southern California Garden I n June and moved on to other tasks before I realized it was a little out of order. Oh, well – we’ll all survive!

As always, I want to remind you to shop local, and get the freshest produce around by heading out to the local Farmer’s Markets in Santa Clarita: Sundays 8:00am – noon College of The Canyons Parking Lot Don’t forget to visit my friend Sara Scissorhands from Worldwide Exotics Nursery

There is also another great Farmer’s Market: Thursdays in Old Town Newhall from 3-7pm. May has a lot of fun gardening events, and if you ignore the 90 degree anomaly of April being outside is wonderful!

Saturday June 9, 2012 – 9am – 12 noon Santa Clarita Valley Gardening Class - Shrubs and Natives for the SCV Landscape. Location: Castaic Lake Water Agency 27234 Bouquet Canyon Rd. Santa Clarita, California 91350 Located on the hill above Central Park. The cost is free but RSVP please! For more information please email us at mail@clwa.org

Saturday June 9, 2012 – 4:30 – 7:00 pm College of the Canyons Twilight Garden Party Progressive Wine and  Food Pairing - $35 per person/$60 per couple at each campus location guests will be served delightful food and tasty wine paired to compliment the ambiance of the garden. Chair of the Friends of the Gardens and Master gardener, Diane Benjamin and garden enthusiast, Barbara Schulman will convey interesting pointers about sustainability and planting in the Santa Clarita Valley.

College of the Canyons Biology Professor and Scientist, accompanied by our resident nutritionist will explain some of the gardens and their purpose, student interaction with the gardens on both campuses, and information that will enlighten you on easy fitness  and healthful alternatives to secure our environment for the future. Peruse the whimsical handmade birdhouse exhibition in the Art Gallery and learn about the Oak Tree Savannah.

Conclude the garden tour with a wonderful red wine food pairing in the Library Rose Garden hosted by wine enthusiast, Dr. Skip Newhall. Get a sneak peak at our new Library/TLC facility that will be opening for Fall 2012 For tickets or more information contact Cindy Biehahn 362-3737 or cindy.biehahn@canyons.edu

Saturday June 16, 2012 8 am – 12 noon June Birds Take Flight – Towsley Canyon - Bird Walk Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon 24335 The Old Road Santa Clarita, California 91321

Time to start the great northern migration, which makes June a great bird-watching month. Beginning birders are welcome. Binoculars optional. Meet at Towsley Canyon’s front parking lot.

Saturday June 16, 2012  10 am - 4pm - Harriette Knight's Spiritual & Psychic Boutique at The Residence Inn 25320 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, Ca. - This is a great event!  Readings, Healings, Vendors, and Gems!  Join in the fun - it is a great vibe with a lot of wonderful people. 

Wednesday June 20, 2012 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm Southern California Edison Solar Connection Event Santa Clarita Sports Complex Activities Center A&B Room 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway Santa Clarita, California 91350 Learn about how going solar can help you save energy, money and the environment. Meet SCE representatives and licensed solar contractors. Space is limited, so register today! check the link or call 1-866-970-9221

Descanso Gardens: 
There is going to be a Bonsai Show July 16-17, 2012 and just touring the gardens is always fun.

LA Arboretum:
Lili Singer’s has classes on Thursdays so plan to make it to some of them she’s very informative. There are quite a few shows this month at the Arboretum, tomorrow the 2nd there is a Day Lily plant sale and the weekend of the 9th and 10th is the Fern and Exotics Show if you go please say, “Hi!” to Shelley from Worldwide Exotics for me. There’s lots more going on, so check out the Arboretum’s site for more info.

If you would like help beautifying your life, think about creating a garden with me. You can call me at 661-917-3521, contact me via email at julie@thegrassisalwaysgreener.net or visit my website.


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