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  • Time for Tomatomania! Plus other events, classes

     
    Home and garden events, classes and exhibitions for the week ahead are listed below. Suggest your own via reader comments. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. March 8: Scott Daigre, garden designer behind a recent L.A. at Home......
  • This week in L.A.: Olympian Amanda Beard, Piper Laurie and more

     
    A river runs through it: among the author visits to L.A. this week are Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard with a memoir and Lynn Sherr with a history of H2O as sport and recreational activity....
  • Jacob Maarse dies at 82; Pasadena florist and rose aficionado

    Jacob Maarse dies at 82; Pasadena florist and rose aficionado
    Gertrude Stein may have felt that a "rose is a rose is a rose," but not Jacob Maarse. Maarse, the venerable Pasadena florist, knew the particular pleasures of thousands of roses, from the innocently pink Bride's Dream to the flamboyantly red Dolly...
  • American art gets a higher profile in U.S. museums

    American art gets a higher profile in U.S. museums
    Long the stepchild of a Eurocentric art world, American art is finding new favor at home as a growing number of institutions showcase work from Colonial times to World War II. Today, the Huntington in San Marino will join the Metropolitan Museum of Art...
  • Datebook

    MAY 2 Garden show: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden's annual L.A. Garden Show will focus on edible gardening. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 2 and 3. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3243; www.arboretum.org. Bauer sale: Bauer...
  • Talks on flowers, gardens and L.A. architecture

    MARCH 14 Native plants: Bruce Pavlik, professor of biology at Mills College and author of "The California Deserts: An Ecological Rediscovery," lectures on "Ecological Histories of the Desert." 10 to 11:30 a.m. $20 to $30. That is followed by Louise...
  • It was Huntington's master plan

    It was Huntington's master plan
    WHEN THE current mortgage crisis ends, someone is going to make big bucks. Probably developers. They'll buy up houses at bargain prices, tear them down, put in a subdivision and start hawking mortgages. The L.A. investor's rule: It's never about the...
  • Visit L.A. area museums -- free

    Visit L.A. area museums -- free
    It's been said that there's no such thing as a free lunch -- but a free feast for the eyes is within reach at an L.A.-area museum. The tally hereabout, not counting special exhibitions, can get as high as the $20 weekend adult admission at the Huntington...
  • Home and garden tours and seminars

    MARCH 28 Cymbidium show: San Gabriel Valley branch of the Cymbidiun Society of America hosts an orchid show with potting demonstrations and an orchid sale. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28 and 29. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N....
  • It's garden tour time!

    It's garden tour time!
    South Coast chapter of the California Native Plant Society presents its 15th annual spring garden tour led by landscape consultants and designers Ric Dykzeul and Tony Baker. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. $20 to $25. Reservations: (310) 629-0500, www.sccnps.org....
  • Furniture-making unplugged

    Furniture-making unplugged
    There is an edge to hand-cut wood, a sharp line on curves that you can see with your eyes and feel with your fingers. Master craftsman Patrice Pinaquy calls it "crispness." You can witness it in Louis XIV furniture, its fleur-de-lis and sunbursts...