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March 08, 2001

Slide lecture by Peter Del Tredichi of Harvard's Arnold Arboretum on "Nature Abhors a Garden," followed by a plant sale, today, 2:30 p.m., at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, (626) 405-2100, http://www.huntington.org. Free admission to the talk and sale; $8.50 to enter gardens.

* Talk on "Successful Perennial Gardens," tonight, 7-9 p.m., at Quail Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, (760) 436-3036. $10.

* Lecture on "Asian Influences on California Gardens," Saturday, 10 a.m., at Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, (562) 570-1755. $6; students $5.

* Talk on "Starting Plants From Cuttings," Saturday, 10-11 a.m., at the Fullerton Arboretum, Associated Road at Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 278-3579. $7.

* Talk on native plants and a tour of the gardens, by curator Bart O'Brien, Saturday, 1:45 p.m., at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, (909) 626-1917. $5.

* Open house for the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program with a presentation of career options and curriculum and an exhibit of student work, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, at 10995 Le Conte Ave., Room G33W, Westwood, (310) 825-9414, http://www.uclaextension.org. Free.

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From now though early May, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch will be open with their 50 acres of commercially grown ranunculus--which bloom during this period--plus a new All American Rose Selection test Garden and a garden with 173 past AARS winners; open every day from 10 a.m. to dusk; just off Interstate 5 on Paseo del Norte (take the Palomar Airport Exit), Carlsbad, (760) 930-9123, http://www.theflowerfields.com. $5, adults; $3, children 6-12.

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