Lily Bloom

23 Mar 19
"Solomons Song of Songs"

Solomon’s Song of Songs 2:8-16 Title of the Section Song 2:8-3:4 Conception.  The conception of the relationship.  Engagement day. Title of the subsection. The Sweetest Proposal. Verses in the subsection. Song 2:8-16 Who is speaking? The woman in 2:8-13.  Solomon in 2:14.  Bride in 2:15-16. Explaining the section.  Overall statements of the section. It is […]

23 Mar 19
Archy Worldys

Glowing desert dandelion fields, purple lupins and pink verbena and poppies bursting the hills have transformed Southern California. If you know where to go, there is still plenty of time to see the extraordinary flowering of this season's annual wildflowers. "It's cooler at the moment, which means we have an expansive wildflower bloom," said Larry […]

23 Mar 19
Debbie's Crafting Corner

My very first African Iris bloom is out as well as one of my Day Lilies so it is officially Spring!  Add to that the fact I was able to pull out some time to create cards and it’s an especially good day.  Here are some  cards I made for a swap I’m participating in […]

23 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
LOOKING for the nicest bunch for your mum? Which? has revealed which are the best – and worst – online retailers to order you Mother’s Day bouquets from. The consumer group bought bunches of flowers from eight of the top online sellers to find out which ones lived up to the online photos once delivered. Flower Station flowers were dubbed the worst by Which? because they look nothing like they do online The flowers, all priced between £34 and £37, were ordered from Flower Station, Interflora, Marks and Spencer, MoonPig, Next, Prestige Flowers, Serenata Flowers and Waitrose. They were assessed by the group’s gardening experts who judged them on looks, quality, how long they lasted for, value for money and packaging. The judges found that the Moonpig and Flower Station bouquets were the worst of the bunch because they looked considerably different to how they were look on their websites. Moonpig describes it’s bouquet, which costs £34, as “the epitome of elegance” but the experts said it looked much smaller in real life and that the blooms looked like cheaper versions of the ones in the website photo. Flower Station’s Sweet Scents of Summer bouquet, which was the second most expensive of the selection costing £36.99, was advertised as a “deliciously scented bouquet of flowers with tiger lilies, grand prix red roses, phlox, brassica and sweet smelling eucalyptus foliage”. This is what Flower Station blooms were supposed to look like Moonpig bouquet with chocs and balloon to spoil your mum on Mother’s Day But instead Moonpig got this floppy can of flowers But the bouquet that arrived fell far short of this, failing to contain any brassicas, phlox or eucalyptus, without any warning even though it says it would, according to Which? Flower firms are allowed to substitute flowers if they are unavailable. In the case of the Kaleidoscope Bouquet purchased from Next, Which said some of the flowers arrived slightly damaged, while others had already partly wilted. Next states that their flowers arrive “sleeping” to make them last longer, so while some of the bouquet looked lacklustre on delivery, these flowers perked up after a couple of days and still looked good after a week. [boxout headline=”Top tips to get a refund for damaged flowers” intro=”HERE’s what you need to do if your flowers are delivered in poor condition, according to consumer group Which?”] Take a picture as evidence of poor condition or damage to your flowers as this will help  support your complaint. If a loved one or friend has sent you flowers that have arrived in a poor condition or late, make sure you tell them. Otherwise the retailer may say they can’t access the order information and won’t resolve the problem. If you order a specific number of flowers but fewer than this amount are delivered to you, you’re entitled to a partial refund for the missing flowers. [/boxout] The consumer champion named the Prestige Flowers’ Lomond bouquet the best online choice for Mother’s Day 2019, thanks to its “striking visual appeal” and elegant choice of flowers. Prestige was followed by Waitrose’s Medium Scented White Lily and Rose Bouquet, which included roses praised for their quality by the Which? judges. However, it was noted that after a week the blooms looked dried out, despite being adequately watered. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN MONEY” posts_category=”34″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] A spokesperson from Moonpig.com said: From blossom to bouquet, every step of our customers’ flower journey is handled with care. “Our bouquets are designed in-house, hand-tied by our florists and packaged lovingly in our signature nourishing wrap. “Our flowers are sent in a specially designed protective parcel (packed very tightly to provide additional support) and delivered within a 2-hour window with full SMS tracking. Importantly, they arrive at their new home in bud to preserve freshness, which is guaranteed for five days (or we’ll replace at no extra cost).” David Cohen from Flower Station said: “We care passionately about what we do. Every single customers has given four or five stars and amazing comments. “It is devastating to hear about this. I don’t know what has happened. When I have more information I will look in to it.” Flower Station also offer a 24 hour delivery and have shops were customers can come and pick flowers. [boxout headline=”The bouquets ranked best to worst by Which?”] Prestige Flowers, Lomond, £34.99 Waitrose, Medium Scented White Lily & Rose Bouquet, £37 M&S, Scented Vibrant Spring Bouquet, £35 Interflora, Radiant Favourites Hand-tied, £35 Next, Kaleidoscope Bouquet Large, £35 Serenata Flowers, Buttercup Breeze, £34.99 Moonpig, The Congratulations Gift Set, £34 Flower Station, Sweet Scents of Summer, £36.99 [/boxout] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Money team? Email us at money@the-sun.co.uk
23 Mar 19
The Sun
LOOKING for the nicest bunch for your mum? Which? has revealed which are the best – and worst – online retailers to order you Mother’s Day bouquets from. The consumer group bought bunches of flowers from eight of the top online sellers to find out which ones lived up to the online photos once delivered. Flower Station flowers were dubbed the worst by Which? because they look nothing like they do online The flowers, all priced between £34 and £37, were ordered from Flower Station, Interflora, Marks and Spencer, MoonPig, Next, Prestige Flowers, Serenata Flowers and Waitrose. They were assessed by the group’s gardening experts who judged them on looks, quality, how long they lasted for, value for money and packaging. The judges found that the Moonpig and Flower Station bouquets were the worst of the bunch because they looked considerably different to how they were look on their websites. Moonpig describes it’s bouquet, which costs £34, as “the epitome of elegance” but the experts said it looked much smaller in real life and that the blooms looked like cheaper versions of the ones in the website photo. Flower Station’s Sweet Scents of Summer bouquet, which was the second most expensive of the selection costing £36.99, was advertised as a “deliciously scented bouquet of flowers with tiger lilies, grand prix red roses, phlox, brassica and sweet smelling eucalyptus foliage”. This is what Flower Station blooms were supposed to look like Moonpig bouquet with chocs and balloon to spoil your mum on Mother’s Day But instead Moonpig got this floppy can of flowers But the bouquet that arrived fell far short of this, failing to contain any brassicas, phlox or eucalyptus, without any warning even though it says it would, according to Which? Flower firms are allowed to substitute flowers if they are unavailable. In the case of the Kaleidoscope Bouquet purchased from Next, Which said some of the flowers arrived slightly damaged, while others had already partly wilted. Next states that their flowers arrive “sleeping” to make them last longer, so while some of the bouquet looked lacklustre on delivery, these flowers perked up after a couple of days and still looked good after a week. [boxout headline=”Top tips to get a refund for damaged flowers” intro=”HERE’s what you need to do if your flowers are delivered in poor condition, according to consumer group Which?”] Take a picture as evidence of poor condition or damage to your flowers as this will help  support your complaint. If a loved one or friend has sent you flowers that have arrived in a poor condition or late, make sure you tell them. Otherwise the retailer may say they can’t access the order information and won’t resolve the problem. If you order a specific number of flowers but fewer than this amount are delivered to you, you’re entitled to a partial refund for the missing flowers. [/boxout] The consumer champion named the Prestige Flowers’ Lomond bouquet the best online choice for Mother’s Day 2019, thanks to its “striking visual appeal” and elegant choice of flowers. Prestige was followed by Waitrose’s Medium Scented White Lily and Rose Bouquet, which included roses praised for their quality by the Which? judges. However, it was noted that after a week the blooms looked dried out, despite being adequately watered. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN MONEY” posts_category=”344″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] A spokesperson from Moonpig.com said: From blossom to bouquet, every step of our customers’ flower journey is handled with care. “Our bouquets are designed in-house, hand-tied by our florists and packaged lovingly in our signature nourishing wrap. “Our flowers are sent in a specially designed protective parcel (packed very tightly to provide additional support) and delivered within a 2-hour window with full SMS tracking. Importantly, they arrive at their new home in bud to preserve freshness, which is guaranteed for five days (or we’ll replace at no extra cost).” David Cohen from Flower Station said: “We care passionately about what we do. Every single customers has given four or five stars and amazing comments. “It is devastating to hear about this. I don’t know what has happened. When I have more information I will look in to it.” Flower Station also offer a 24 hour delivery and have shops were customers can come and pick flowers. [boxout headline=”The bouquets ranked best to worst by Which?”] Prestige Flowers, Lomond, £34.99 Waitrose, Medium Scented White Lily & Rose Bouquet, £37 M&S, Scented Vibrant Spring Bouquet, £35 Interflora, Radiant Favourites Hand-tied, £35 Next, Kaleidoscope Bouquet Large, £35 Serenata Flowers, Buttercup Breeze, £34.99 Moonpig, The Congratulations Gift Set, £34 Flower Station, Sweet Scents of Summer, £36.99 [/boxout] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Money team? Email us at money@the-sun.co.uk
22 Mar 19
Herbaria 3.0

Learning my mom’s love of plants has been a lifelong process. My mother is a teacher. She has worked at a small elementary school in southwest Calgary for over twenty years teaching music and whatever grade they can slot her into. For my entire childhood, from September to the end of June, she spent her […]

22 Mar 19
Sharon Mastel

Growing Flower Bulbs That Will Blossom in the Summer If you want your landscape flowering coming from June to October, you need to plant gardening light bulbsand also tubers in springtime, when there is no threat of the evening as well as light-toned morning freeze. It is achievable to vegetation bulbs until completion of May. […]

22 Mar 19
WEATHER INTERNAL

Winter is finally over! And there have been so many reasons to look forward to spring this year! Besides warmer weather, you can always count on exciting launches and sweet scents to have you feeling the buzz of a new season. Related: Kylie Jenner Defends Her Self-Made Billionaire Title Especially […]

The post Calling All Glow Getters! These Are The Most Buzzworthy Beauty Picks For Spring! appeared first on Perez Hilton.

22 Mar 19
Gardening Channel

by Erin Marissa Russell Like vertical flowers or spiky flowers? Here are some options for you. Gardeners who put lots of thought and planning into their garden schematics have a foolproof rule for designing stunning compositions. The back row of a flower bed should feature tall plants for a dramatic backdrop, medium-height blooms fill out […]

22 Mar 19
WhisperingOaks Travel 2019

Joe and Ash pick us up, and we head out for breakfast.  The day is sunny once again.  We seem to have hit the start of a winning streak (knock wood!).  They take us to a delightful place called Café Milan in Playa Del Rey.  Cafe Milan is known for their breakfasts and they do […]

22 Mar 19
Smart Cat Press

Spring is in the air, but sunshine and bunnies aren’t the only treats you should expect this season. Hallmark is rolling out a fresh batch of romantic comedies as part of their Spring Fever lineup, which means you’ll have a new set of original…

22 Mar 19
The Bell Tower on 34th

LINK TO ARTICLE Spring is prime time for nuptials. Between the warmer weather and beautiful blooms, it’s easy to see why 21 percent of to-be-weds choose to have a gorgeous spring fling. While there can be a few setbacks when planning a spring wedding (like competing with prom-goers and spring breakers for transportation or hotel blocks), here’s how […]

22 Mar 19
Daily News
    The poppies and wild flowers are coming in to full bloom at the California Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley and the surrounding areas. (Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   MARCH 23   Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve: Park hours: sunrise-sunset daily. The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday during the season and special events. Wildflower hotline: 661-724-1180. Admission $10 per vehicle. No dogs on trails. 15101 Lancaster Road (from Highway 14, go 15 miles west off of Avenue I exit, road becomes Lancaster Road). Call ahead to confirm center hours. 661-946-6092. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627 Armstrong Garden Centers class: “Growing Perfect Tomatoes,” 8 a.m. Area 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. Call ahead to confirm your location is holding the class. Free. Upcoming: “Best Landscape Shrubs,” 8 a.m. March 30; “Japanese Maples,” 9 a.m. March 31. www.armstronggarden.com The Secret Gardens of Forest Lawn-Glendale: The Glendale Historical Society leads a tour of two locked gardens and the meditation garden 1-5 p.m. Free. Meet at Forest Lawn-Glendale, Little Church of the Flowers, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. http://www.forestlawn.com; bit.ly/2YdfEv9 Theodore Payne Foundation Wild Flower Hotline: Call 818-768-1802, Ext. 7. Also, online: theodorepayne.org/learn/wildflower-hotline/   MARCH 27   Sherman Oaks Garden Club: Ilona Buratti discusses garden topics including grafting techniques, 10 a.m. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. Millie, 818-761-4075.   MARCH 28   Uncovering History in Pasadena’s Busch Gardens: Historian Michael Logan discusses the Adolphus and Lily Busch property garden that was open to the public from 1904-1938 on Orange Grove Boulevard, 7 p.m. Tickets $22 in advance; $25. Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena. pasadenaheritage.org/springlecture   UPCOMING   Tomatomania! at Descanso Gardens: Tomato seedlings, almost 300 varieties, for sale, hands-on demonstrations and lectures, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29-31. Check the website for lecture times and topics for each day. Admission to the gardens $9; $6 seniors and students; $4 ages 5-12. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. www.tomatomania.com Grow LA Victory Garden classes: Master Gardener Rose Scordino leads classes for beginners on how to plan and plant a vegetable garden, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30, April 6 and 13. Fee $20 for one class; $55 for all three. Register by phone of email: rosescordino@gmail.com. Community Gardens of Santa Clarita at Central Park,27150 Bouquet Canyon Road. 661-713-7003. bit.ly/2VUp8JP Right Plant, Right Place: Lili Singer leads the class, 1:30 p.m. March 30. Fee $35. Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. bit.ly/2F3dGoF Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour – Historic Homes and Gorgeous Gardens: Drive-yourself event to docent-guided interior stops, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31. Tickets $43; $48 day of event. www.pasadenaheritage.org/springtour; bit.ly/2TAmR9X Ikebana exhibit at the Japanese Garden: The garden and the Soetsu San Fernando Valley Branch present the exhibit of Japanese floral arrangement, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31. A demonstration by a member of the branch, 1 p.m. Admission $5; $3 for ages 62 and older and ages 11 and younger. 6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. 818-756-8166. www.thejapanesegarden.com San Fernando Valley Orchid Society: 7 p.m. April 3. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. 661-360-7898. Burbank-Valley Garden Club: Yvonne Savio gives a presentation “Northern California Garden Delights,” 10 a.m. April 4. Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 818-848-0313. Savio’s blog: www.gardeninginla.net Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour: The 16th annual self-guided event of 29 private residence gardens, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6-7. Check map on the web site for general locations of gardens. Tickets are good for both days, $30 early bird price by 11:30 p.m. March 23; $35 after (check website for other options if you join the foundation or purchase two tickets). Tour book and identifying button will be mailed; or, if too late for mailing, purchase tickets on April 6-7 at addresses found here bit.ly/2TQ3oCf You may also call, visit the foundation address or use the website to order tickets. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday). 818-768-1802. theodorepayne.org; http://www.nativeplantgardentour.org/about.html   VISIT   Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum: Guided tours of the house, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Garden tour, 10 a.m. Friday. Admission $7; $2 ages 6-16; cash only. 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-456-8432. www.adamsonhouse.org Conejo Valley Botanical Garden: Specialty gardens include bird habitat, butterfly, desert, rare fruit, herb, orchard and tranquility. Hours: sunrise-sunset daily. Closed on July 4; heavy rain and if trails are muddy (trails may be muddy for several days after rain). Children’s garden: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. 805-494-7630. www.conejogarden.org Descanso Gardens: Specialty gardens include ancient forest, California natives, camellias, Japanese, lilacs, oak forest and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except closed on Christmas). Admission $9; $6 seniors and students; $4 ages 5-12. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. www.descansogardens.org Gardens of the World: Specialty gardens include English perennial, French, Italian, Japanese, mission courtyard and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Free. 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-557-1135. www.gardensoftheworld.info The Getty Center: Tours of grounds and the Central Garden. Check website for hours. Free admission. Parking $15. Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300. www.getty.edu Huntington Botanical Gardens: Specialty gardens include Australian, children’s, Chinese, desert, herb, Japanese, palm and rose. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except closed on Tuesdays. Closed on New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission $25/$29; $21/$24 ages 65 and older and ages 12-18; $13 ages 4-11 (first price is weekday; second is weekend). 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 626-405-2100. www.huntington.org The Japanese Garden: Stroll through the “dry” Zen meditation and the “wet” gardens. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours by advance reservation Monday-Thursday mornings. Call to check for unscheduled closures; closed if it rains 24 hours before opening and during open hours; closed on all Los Angeles city holidays. Admission $5; $3 for ages 62 and older and ages 11 and younger. 6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. 818-756-8166. www.thejapanesegarden.com Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens: Check website for rules of conduct. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, major holidays and heavy rain conditions. 17190 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. 310-454-4114. www.lakeshrine.org Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden: Specialty gardens include aquatic, herb, perennial, rose, southern Californian landscapes, rainbow serpent, water conservation and a tropical greenhouse. Historical section includes the Queen Anne Cottage and Santa Anita Depot. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily except closed on Christmas. Admission $9; $6 for ages 62 and older and students; $4 for ages 5-12. Tram tour: noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; $5. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. 626-821-3222. www.arboretum.org Send listings at least two weeks in advance to holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
22 Mar 19
SCNG
    The poppies and wild flowers are coming in to full bloom at the California Poppy Reserve in Antelope Valley and the surrounding areas. (Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   MARCH 23   Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve: Park hours: sunrise-sunset daily. The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday during the season and special events. Wildflower hotline: 661-724-1180. Admission $10 per vehicle. No dogs on trails. 15101 Lancaster Road (from Highway 14, go 15 miles west off of Avenue I exit, road becomes Lancaster Road). Call ahead to confirm center hours. 661-946-6092. www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627 Armstrong Garden Centers class: “Growing Perfect Tomatoes,” 8 a.m. Area 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. Call ahead to confirm your location is holding the class. Free. Upcoming: “Best Landscape Shrubs,” 8 a.m. March 30; “Japanese Maples,” 9 a.m. March 31. www.armstronggarden.com The Secret Gardens of Forest Lawn-Glendale: The Glendale Historical Society leads a tour of two locked gardens and the meditation garden 1-5 p.m. Free. Meet at Forest Lawn-Glendale, Little Church of the Flowers, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. http://www.forestlawn.com; bit.ly/2YdfEv9 Theodore Payne Foundation Wild Flower Hotline: Call 818-768-1802, Ext. 7. Also, online: theodorepayne.org/learn/wildflower-hotline/   MARCH 27   Sherman Oaks Garden Club: Ilona Buratti discusses garden topics including grafting techniques, 10 a.m. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. Millie, 818-761-4075.   MARCH 28   Uncovering History in Pasadena’s Busch Gardens: Historian Michael Logan discusses the Adolphus and Lily Busch property garden that was open to the public from 1904-1938 on Orange Grove Boulevard, 7 p.m. Tickets $22 in advance; $25. Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena. pasadenaheritage.org/springlecture   UPCOMING   Tomatomania! at Descanso Gardens: Tomato seedlings, almost 300 varieties, for sale, hands-on demonstrations and lectures, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29-31. Check the website for lecture times and topics for each day. Admission to the gardens $9; $6 seniors and students; $4 ages 5-12. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. www.tomatomania.com Grow LA Victory Garden classes: Master Gardener Rose Scordino leads classes for beginners on how to plan and plant a vegetable garden, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30, April 6 and 13. Fee $20 for one class; $55 for all three. Register by phone of email: rosescordino@gmail.com. Community Gardens of Santa Clarita at Central Park,27150 Bouquet Canyon Road. 661-713-7003. bit.ly/2VUp8JP Right Plant, Right Place: Lili Singer leads the class, 1:30 p.m. March 30. Fee $35. Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. bit.ly/2F3dGoF Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour – Historic Homes and Gorgeous Gardens: Drive-yourself event to docent-guided interior stops, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31. Tickets $43; $48 day of event. www.pasadenaheritage.org/springtour; bit.ly/2TAmR9X Ikebana exhibit at the Japanese Garden: The garden and the Soetsu San Fernando Valley Branch present the exhibit of Japanese floral arrangement, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31. A demonstration by a member of the branch, 1 p.m. Admission $5; $3 for ages 62 and older and ages 11 and younger. 6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. 818-756-8166. www.thejapanesegarden.com San Fernando Valley Orchid Society: 7 p.m. April 3. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. 661-360-7898. Burbank-Valley Garden Club: Yvonne Savio gives a presentation “Northern California Garden Delights,” 10 a.m. April 4. Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 818-848-0313. Savio’s blog: www.gardeninginla.net Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour: The 16th annual self-guided event of 29 private residence gardens, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6-7. Check map on the web site for general locations of gardens. Tickets are good for both days, $30 early bird price by 11:30 p.m. March 23; $35 after (check website for other options if you join the foundation or purchase two tickets). Tour book and identifying button will be mailed; or, if too late for mailing, purchase tickets on April 6-7 at addresses found here bit.ly/2TQ3oCf You may also call, visit the foundation address or use the website to order tickets. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday). 818-768-1802. theodorepayne.org; http://www.nativeplantgardentour.org/about.html   VISIT   Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum: Guided tours of the house, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Garden tour, 10 a.m. Friday. Admission $7; $2 ages 6-16; cash only. 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-456-8432. www.adamsonhouse.org Conejo Valley Botanical Garden: Specialty gardens include bird habitat, butterfly, desert, rare fruit, herb, orchard and tranquility. Hours: sunrise-sunset daily. Closed on July 4; heavy rain and if trails are muddy (trails may be muddy for several days after rain). Children’s garden: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. 805-494-7630. www.conejogarden.org Descanso Gardens: Specialty gardens include ancient forest, California natives, camellias, Japanese, lilacs, oak forest and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except closed on Christmas). Admission $9; $6 seniors and students; $4 ages 5-12. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. www.descansogardens.org Gardens of the World: Specialty gardens include English perennial, French, Italian, Japanese, mission courtyard and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Free. 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-557-1135. www.gardensoftheworld.info The Getty Center: Tours of grounds and the Central Garden. Check website for hours. Free admission. Parking $15. Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300. www.getty.edu Huntington Botanical Gardens: Specialty gardens include Australian, children’s, Chinese, desert, herb, Japanese, palm and rose. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except closed on Tuesdays. Closed on New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission $25/$29; $21/$24 ages 65 and older and ages 12-18; $13 ages 4-11 (first price is weekday; second is weekend). 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 626-405-2100. www.huntington.org The Japanese Garden: Stroll through the “dry” Zen meditation and the “wet” gardens. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours by advance reservation Monday-Thursday mornings. Call to check for unscheduled closures; closed if it rains 24 hours before opening and during open hours; closed on all Los Angeles city holidays. Admission $5; $3 for ages 62 and older and ages 11 and younger. 6100 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. 818-756-8166. www.thejapanesegarden.com Lake Shrine Meditation Gardens: Check website for rules of conduct. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, major holidays and heavy rain conditions. 17190 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. 310-454-4114. www.lakeshrine.org Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden: Specialty gardens include aquatic, herb, perennial, rose, southern Californian landscapes, rainbow serpent, water conservation and a tropical greenhouse. Historical section includes the Queen Anne Cottage and Santa Anita Depot. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily except closed on Christmas. Admission $9; $6 for ages 62 and older and students; $4 for ages 5-12. Tram tour: noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; $5. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. 626-821-3222. www.arboretum.org Send listings at least two weeks in advance to holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]