Almost everyone has heard the phrase “April Showers Bring May Flowers.”
Historians believe this phrase may date back to a 1610 poem, which contained the lines “Sweet April showers, do spring May flowers.” A longer phrase, “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers,” has also been traced back to 1886.
Getting into the spirit of spring is the Pacific Palisades Garden Club, which will host a 7 p.m. zoom meeting on Monday, April 3.The speaker will be Scott Klittich, who will speak about roses: floribunda, climbers, grandiflora and hybrid tea selections, and what each type of rose needs in order to succeed in a garden.
Klittich and his wife Cindy are the owners of Otto & Sons Nursery in Filmore. The nursery was established Klittich’s parents Otto and Jeanne and their four sons in 1976.
Prior to starting the nursery, Otto landscaped in the Southern California area as “Landscape by Otto” for 22 years. From a 2 ½ acre property in Chatsworth, the nursery was relocated and has expanded to 28 acres in Fillmore. Scott joined the business in January 1985 after receiving a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
To receive the zoom link, go to pacpalgardenclub.org
THEODORE PAYNE FOUNDATION:
The Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour will take place April 15 and 16. Gardens on the Westside of Los Angeles will be featured on April 15 and include 17 diverse gardens from the Kuruvungna and the Tongvva Sacred Springs at University High School to the Ballona Discovery Park and Swimmer Medicinal Plant Garden in Playa Vista to Jack’s Garden. The later was selected because of the November 22 lawn removal and the plantings installed.
This tour marks TPF’s 20th anniversary — more than 600 public and private landscapes who have been featured in prior tours.
For tickets or to learn more about the gardens, visit: nativeplantgardentour.org
The Theodore Payne Foundation, is a nonprofit incorporated in 1960, that preserves Payne’s vision: to transform this region by educating people about the role native plants play in local ecology.
The TPF nursery is located on 22 acres of land in the northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley. There is a full-service native plant nursery, a seed room, bookstore art gallery and demonstration gardens. Hiking trails are open to the public year-round. Friendly on-leash dogs are welcome and there is no admission charge.
SANTA BARBARA ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW
The Garden Club of Santa Barbara will host a show “In the Gardens of Splendor and Delight” on April 20 and 21 at the Music Academy from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
All entries in the show will be the work of our members from Santa Barbara as well as The Garden Club of America members from around the country.
This judged show will feature beautiful floral arrangements, outstanding horticultural specimens, gorgeous photographs, and dazzling botanical jewelry made entirely from plant material. An Education Exhibit will highlight conservation and water sustainability in Santa Barbara, offering strategies on how to create gardens that thrive while honoring community water conservation goals.
There will be a boutique. To find out more, visit: gardenclubofsantabarbara.org.