What’s Happening in Southern California – Garden Edition March 2012

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 Sarah Scissorhands from Worldwide Exotics

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

Thursday March 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm PST – Teleclass “Feng Shui in the Garden” Julie Molinare (Your Garden Goddess) has an informal discussion with Elaine Giftos Wright of The Wright Way of Feng Shui. Listen in as they discuss the best practices to bring more abundance into your garden and into your life! Tips, tricks, and insights!

Saturday March 17, 2012 – Up With Birds, Bird Walk 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
No charge – held at Ed Davis Park in Towlsey Canyon
24335 The Old Road
Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, California 91321

Check out the unique migratory birds as they travel north with our in-house birder, with Volunteer Naturalist Roger. Beginners are welcome on this easy walk. Bring binoculars. 2 hours.

And from 10 am to noon – A Celebration of Spring Wildflowers – A Wildflower Walk
Towsley Canyon is the perfect place to see this year’s splendid wildflower display.

Revel in the beautiful colors of spring with Volunteer Naturalist Wendy on this easy walk. 2 hours.

Meet for both in the parking lot at Ed Davis Park in Towlsey Canyon.
Info: 310-858-7272 x131 Website

Sponsored by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and presented by the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority

Saturday March 24, 2012 – Green Thumb’s Spring Opening – Julie will be speaking with Elaine Giftos Wright of The Wright Way of Feng Shui at 10 – Feng Shui in the Garden
Green Thumb Newhall is located at: 23734 Newhall Avenue in Newhall, CA 91321 (661) 259-1071. Event runs from 9am – 5 pm and there are always giveaways and raffles. Fun!

Saturday March 24, 2012 – Spritual & Psychic Boutique from 10 am – 4pm at The Residence Inn – Stevenson Ranch, Ca.

Spiritual & Psychic Boutique with numerous services and vendors including psychic readings, animal communication, past life regressions, angel readings, energy healing, chair massage, inspirational gifts, healing jewelry, gemstones and so much MORE!

A different type of boutique! CONTACT: Harriette Knight at 661-254-4747 to make appointments or get directions.

Sat March 31 & Sun April 1, 2012 – KHTS – Santa Clarita Home & Garden Show
9am – 5 pm – Cost: $5.00 (Discount Tickets available), free parking
Location: Hyatt Regency Valencia

Visit this event which has over 70 of the area’s finest businesses and organizations with products and services for the home and garden. Special Kids Zone with at least three attractions. There will be plant giveways each day to the first 500 attendees. There will also be dozens of prizes and special deals. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the WISH Foundation. See scvhomeandgarden.com for details, or call Gary Buterbaugh (661)255-7063.

– Yes it is that time of the year again. Tomatomania’s California tour runs March through May, starting in Orange County at Roger’s Gardens hits as far north as Sonoma. Check out their link here. Encino is March 23-25, 2012 and Fillmore is April 13 – 14, 2012. I’ll probably hit April at Otto & Sons, but you might find me checking things out in Encino at Tapia Brothers too!

Descanso Gardens
The Camellias are still blooming!

Camellia Walk & Talk on Sat 3/10/12 and the 17th is full – Birding, California Natives talks and understanding wildlife all in the same day. Plus… Cherry Blossom Festival and Tomatomania!

Here is the link to Descanso’s calendar.

LA Arboretum
Lili Singer’s classes started up again on Thursdays in January, so plan to make it to some of them, she’s very informative.

There is a gem & mineral show March 3-4, 2012, an Organic Gardening lecture also on March 3rd and a Going Green lecture on the 10th, so check out their calendar link below for all the details.

LA Arboretum Calendar

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 [email protected] or visit my website.




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