April 18, 2010
Compiled by Jason Gelt 14th Annual Earth Day Whale Fest Celebrate the annual migration of the California gray whale. Live entertainment, environmental conservation information booths, whale-watching stations, arts and crafts for children, activities, music and food are all a part of the day's events. www.earthdaywhalefest.org. Leo Carrillo State Park, 35000 West Pacific Coast Highway, L.A. Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $12 parking fee. (805) 488-1827, Ext. 106.
April 15, 2010
It's easy being green at the Green Scene Plant and Garden Show, an annual event that features more than 80 vendors, a children's garden, a "Dirty Hands, White Gloves" mini-exhibit and an array of speakers, master gardeners and plant societies offering advice and information on composting, water conservation and organic gardening. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Members' preview at 9 a.m. Saturday. $6; free for arboretum members.
HOME & GARDEN
January 2, 2010
TODAY Viewing stones: California Aiseki Kai presents a weeklong display of "viewing stones." Popular in Asia for centuries, viewing stones invite contemplation of their subtle, graceful forms. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. Friends' Hall, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100; www.huntington.org. THURSDAY Efficient watering: The winter series of Thursday Garden Talks With Lili Singer kicks off with consultant Bob Galbreath's lecture on efficient irrigation in urban landscapes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2006 |
Uh-oh. The world's stinkiest flower is blooming in Orange County again, primed to emit an odor that botanists, kindly perhaps, say resembles rotting flesh. The "corpse flower" of Sumatra, named Tiffy Titan by botanists at the Fullerton Arboretum, is set to blossom any day now. Experts predict it will bloom Saturday. And when Tiffy blooms, Tiffy reeks. Bad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2003 |
It isn't often that the phrase "it's starting to smell" is said with anticipation. But the first whiff of something similar to rotting flesh wafting through the Fullerton Arboretum on Tuesday signaled an event greeted with great expectation: the rare blossoming of the corpse flower. "When you see it, it's unbelievable," arboretum director Greg Dyment said of the plant that stands 58 inches tall and 12 inches in diameter. "It's spectacular; it is otherworldly.
February 16, 2003
Re: "And They Put Up a Paradise," Feb. 3: Since blunting Cal State Fullerton's attempt to take back 5-plus acres, the Fullerton Arboretum survived another land incursion during the development of the master plan. The university wanted more than 2 acres for a food-service and multiuse building on the south end of the grounds. This was modified through cooperative meetings and compromise. Our loss will be minuscule; only a narrow strip on the south end. Now the problem is internal.