Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 25 through September


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(photo by Holly Hern)

The following information is copied from the SB Museum of Natural History Newsletter. I nurture and grow Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies myself in my outdoor garden and belong to an international FB Group for the education of raising and protecting Monarchs. So I love to share this annual program conducted at the SBNH Museum

Things are really ramping up here at the Museum. We just received hundreds of chrysalides and a few butterflies have already emerged! 

We're also busy getting ready for our summer exhibit, Prehistoric Forest, which will bring seven animatronic dinosaurs to our wooded area across the creek. Become a Member and visit these spectacular exhibits for free.

Both summer exhibits Butterflies Alive! and Prehistoric Forest open on Saturday, May 25and are included in Museum admission. 

Here are some photos of the Monarch caterpillars (cats) that visit my garden:

 photos by Carla Reeves

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Come visit my little garden in Paradise

Santa Barbara's Climate is Semi-Tropical
with many micro-climates

My current garden is small and manageable by me.
My last garden was an acre and needed help from professionals.
I love, love, love gardening!
It must be my Dutch heritage.

Here are some photos of my garden....

Cecil Bruner Climbing Rose
heavenly scent

Birdbath with air-plants

Tripple air-plants from a Seller's garden

Epiphyllums starting to bloom
These are also orphans from a Seller's garden
I have eight plants in several colors

succulents, so easy to grow and exchange with other gardeners

Milk-weed is so easy to grow and propagate
attracts bees and Monarchs

Milkweed for my Monarch Caterpillars
easy to grow from seeds

here's a big cat ready to begin his transformation

heavenly scented night blooming Jasmin

Angel Trumpet - gift cutting from a Seller's garden

my Mom's 50-year-old cymbidium

Epidendrum - also a cutting from a Seller
so easy to propagate 
I have in 5 colors

Banksia Climbing Rose

Jade plant needs to be cut back regularly

Elephant Ear gift from my Seller at the close.
It was 1/3 of a large one he had in a tree.

Thanks for visiting my garden.  As Realtor I visit many gardens and as you can see my clients have often shared their plants and flowers with me. Four years ago when we moved here
there was nothing growing in this little plot.  My wonderful husband helped me create this bit of paradise as his legacy to me.  Whenever I dig in the dirt or look at my beautiful garden I think of him.

Friday, April 26, 2019

YoYo Ma, Free event Saturday April 27, Granada Theater

Image of Yo-Yo Ma Master Class

Special Outreach Event  Santa Barbara

Master Class with Yo-Yo Ma and UCSB Students

10:00 AM

Revered cellist Yo-Yo Ma will coach UCSB students in a special one-on-one intensive.

This class is open to public observation. Admission is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 9 AM.

Related Lecture Event:
Yo-Yo Ma
Culture, Understanding and Survival
Sat, Apr 27 / 7:30 PM / Granada Theatre
For ticket availability, contact the A&L Ticket Office at (805) 893-3535.

Yo-Yo Ma Public Event Sponsor: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree

Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Music

Education Sponsors:
William H. Kearns Foundation, SAGE Publishing, UCSB Students, Audacious Foundation, Audrey & Timothy O. Fisher, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing and the UCSB Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
(information and photo from the UCSB Arts and Lectures Website)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Operation Prom Closet for local girls attending their High School Prom

Calling All Local Girls Attending Their High School Prom

The Assistance League of Santa Barbara annually sponsors a Prom Closet for local High School Girls attending their High School Prom.  Come BORROW a beautiful dress!  There are hundreds of gorgeous dresses available in all sizes. All you need is your High School ID and a promise to return the dress after Prom.

The Prom Closet Boutique is already underway with the following dates and times remaining:
Wednesdays, April 24, and May 1 from 3-5 pm
Saturdays, April 27th and May 4th from 10 am to 2 pm.
Located at Assistance League of Santa Barbara
1259 Veronica Spring Lane, Santa Barbara (off Las Positas)

Santa Barbara Fair and Expo 4/24-28

Santa Barbara Fair and Expo April 24-28
Earl Warren Show Grounds
Kid oriented fair grounds and fun
for more details click here

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show March 15-17

CALM's Celebrity Author's Lunch, Saturday March 16

Attend a great lunch and hear interesting interviews with best-selling authors.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Tickets $150.

for details, location and scheduled authors, click this link