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Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.
Tomatomania! at Tapia Brothers: Tomato seedlings, almost 300 varieties, for sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, and also March 16-17. Check website for daily lectures on growing tomatoes. 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino. 818-905-6155. www.tomatomania.com
Santa Barbara International Orchid Show: The annual show includes garden exhibits, floral arrangements, marketplace of orchid plants, orchid art and growing supplies, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, also March 16-17. Admission $14; $12 ages 65 and older; free for ages 12 and younger; three-day pass, $22 and $18. Earl Warren Show Grounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara. www.sborchidshow.com
Armstrong Garden Centers class: “Fragrant Garden,” 8 a.m. Locations include: 5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale (818-243-4227); 1515 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge (818-790-2555); 12920 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818-761-1522); 50 Taylor Court, Thousand Oaks (805-497-9223). Check website for other locations. Upcoming: “Growing Perfect Tomatoes,” 8 a.m. March 23. www.armstronggarden.com
Night Garden – Plant Power: Variety of activities on the theme of plant usages including making potpourri, learning about essential oils, oak lore and meditation in nature, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Advance tickets required, $15. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. descansogardens.org
Geraniums A-Z: Master flower show judge and floral designer Gundrun Kimmel discusses the topic at a meeting of the Southern California Garden Club, 11 a.m. The meeting begins with a plant market and plant specimen display, 9:30; business meeting, 10; club member Gail Vanderhorst discusses “Adaptive Gardening,” 10:30 a.m. Bring your own lunch, noon. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. 818-361-7873. www.southerncaliforniagardenclub.com
The Sweet, the Foul and the Awesome Asciepiads: Sandy Chase discusses the topic at a meeting of the Burbank African Violet Society, 10 a.m. Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 818-951-3597.
The Secret Gardens of Forest Lawn-Glendale: The Glendale Historical Society presents a two-part program: Lecture and slide show, 7-8:30 p.m. On March 23, a tour of two locked gardens and the meditation garden 1-5 p.m. Free. First come, first seated. Meet at Forest Lawn-Glendale, Little Church of the Flowers, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. www.forestlawn.com
Success with Roses in Containers: Suzanne Horn discusses the topic at a meeting of the Ventura County Rose Society, 7:30 p.m. Doors open for …read more
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