What’s Hapening In Southern California in September – Garden Edition

As always, I want to remind you to shop local, and get the freshest produce around by heading out to our local Farmers’ Markets in Santa Clarita

Sundays 8:00am – noon
College of The Canyons Parking Lot
(Don’t forget to visit my friend Sarah from Worldwide Exotics!)

There is also another great Farmers’ Market:
Thursdays in Old Town Newhall from 3-7pm.

Now for some gardening and not so gardening events…

September 2, 2011 – Annual Patio Clearance Sale at
Green Thumb Nursery
23734 Newhall Avenue. Newhall, CA. 91321
Save 40% off all floor sample patio furniture, umbrellas & cushions.
Save 50% off all patio and home décor accessories.

September 3, 2011 – Annual Halloween Opening at
Green Thumb Nursery
23734 Newhall Avenue. Newhall, CA. 91321
Ghoulish treats & open house deals abound, along with the unveiling of the Department 56 Halloween display. Save 10% off all Halloween merchandise excluding Dept 56
Last year I waited too long to buy one of their awesome Halloween pieces … I snuck in early and already purchased what I want… don’t wait too long the best stuff goes fast!!!!

Friday September 2nd is the last Lexus Jazz & Blue Concerts on Town Center Drive for the year, so come out and enjoy this FREE event, which starts at 7 p.m.

September 17, 2011 is a SUPER busy day!

Start your morning helping out:
The 17th Annual River Rally – 2011 River Clean-up & Environmental Expo
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Wiley Canyon Road, off the Via Princessa Bridge
(East of Orchard Village Road)
Help maintain a portion of the Santa Clara River – one of the last natural rivers in Southern California! We will provide gloves, trash bags, snacks, and special giveaways for participants. River Rally is an excellent volunteer opportunity for clubs, students, scout troops, non-profit organizations, and people of all ages

Presented by: Tami Smight, Interior Designer & Julie Molinare, Landscape Designer
September 17, 2011 – 10 am – 12 noon at Green Thumb Nursery 23734 Newhall Avenue. Newhall, CA. 91321

We will present fall harvest inspired design elements to enhance your garden and celebrate the splendor of fall. With proper planning, you will enjoy the fall garden decor through the December holidays.

Enter your biggest and best flower and vegetables into the fair competitions, and you may win a prize! Please pick up your entry form with details at Green Thumb.

You don’t want to miss this event!
Send an email to: [email protected] with your name and code GB917. We’d love to see you there!

A Spiritual & Psychic Boutique

Courtyard Marriott in Valencia
28523 Westinghouse Ct. (where the 5 meets the 126)
Valencia, CA 91355
A different type of boutique!
Harriette Knight – Psychic Readings/Healings – $30 for 10 minutes
Maile Gray – Past Life Regressions and/or Angel Connections $30 each
Kathe O’Hara – Hand Analysis; Your True Life Path – $25
Diane Stacy Heavenly Healing Chair Massage – $20
Kimberly Barclay – Angel Readings – $25
Rebecca Kellogg – Life Path Intuitive $25 for 10 min.
Sharon Wright – Iridology (Eye Readings) $25
Stacey Nivichanov – Quantum Touch and Oneness Blessings $25 for 20 min.
Tina Landrum – Crystal Healing and Reiki $25 for 20 min.
Kri Chetan – Whole Body Vibration Machine $1 per min. for 10 minutes
(Equals a 1 1/2 hour workout!)

Charity Clarity Healing Jewelry by Harriette Knight
Elaine Giftos Wright – Feng Shui Crystal Bracelets
Shawneen Rubay – Renaissance Home Eco Friendly Totes and More!
CONTACT: Harriette Knight at 661-254-4747 to make appointments or get directions.

September 17, 2011 9 am – noon – CLWA – Landscape Education Class
What’s Bugging You? Castaic Lake Water Agency on the hill above Central Park. Please RSVP to (661) 513-1230.

There are also a lot of fun events at our local gardens and arboretums:

Descanso Gardens:
They have a LOT going on so here is a link to the Calendar. My favorite highlights:

9/10/11 (like that number!) gives us Harvest Basics, and Leave your Lawn – How to replace that water guzzling turf.
9/17/11 brings us Organic Gardening with Mike Brown
9/24/11 – Is a class about uses of Native plants by indigenous people.

LA Arboretum
There is roadwork going on near the Arboretum during the first three weeks of the month, so please check the calendar carefully because there will be partial garden closures during that time. Here is a link to their events. This month there is a Korean Festival and a class on Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening, as well as the Thursday talks with Lili Singer.

I hope you find a few things to do this month, enjoy!

And don’t forget to register for my Blueprint for a Beautiful Outdoor Sanctuary! This is your chance to learn landscape design basics and get your landscape design questions answered directly by me! For someone interested in learning more about landscape design, this is a fabulous opportunity. More info here: Outdoor Sanctuary Blueprint




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