HPGC featured on front page of GCA site

The Garden Club of America's website features the Hancock Park Garden Club this month as a story by Julie Grist on the club's project Your Next Front Yard earned a key spot on the GCA front page. See the story (and click through!) to see the wonderful coverage of one of our club's key projects in 2016 - 2017.

Grown in LA

HPGC members Julie Grist and Judy Kirshner have been volunteering with Grown in LA, (GiLA) a non-profit native plant start-up founded by Kat Superfisky and located in the foothills of Griffith Park in the old Commonwealth Nursery location. In years to come, particularly with the redevelopment of the LA River and urban green space, millions of native plants will be needed for restoration and urban greening projects in the Los Angeles basin. Finding viable native plants, which require little or no irrigation and flourish in our environment, is tremendously difficult given the lack of garden nurseries that grow native plant material. There are not nearly enough native plants available to re-gr

Order Your Amaryllis Bulbs Now

Pre-Ordering Amaryllis Bulbs The Horticulture Committee is offering Hancock Park Garden Club members the opportunity to pre-order premium quality Amaryllis bulbs, as we did last year. These bulbs need to be ordered very soon, in order to have them in time for holiday bloom. The bulbs need to be pre-paid, so that we can order the correct amount. (We will also continue to offer Paperwhite narcissus bulbs, but because these are less expensive, they do not need to be pre-ordered.) The choices and prices are below. Note that the bulbs vary in cost. SINGLE FORM—ONE BLOSSOM PER STEM: 1. Cocktail (Deep red, with white throat) 2. Merry Christmas (Solid red) 3. Razzle-Dazzle (Pink and white striped) P

Glimpse into the Denver Botanical Garden

HPGC Member Holly Holyk stopped by the Denver Botanical Gardens this summer while she was there visiting her son. She shared these photos of an orchid found in The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, and some lovely lavender-colored thistle. Holly learned that the Denver Garden Club take cuttings from Lainie’s Cutting Garden at the Denver Botanical Gardens every Wednesday and creates floral arrangements for the Visitor Center and the Waring House, administrative offices of the Gardens. Share your images from this summer with club members. Email them to jgrist@mac.com.

September In Your Garden

Television's gardening diva Nan Sterman had a superb September To Do List for Los Angeles gardeners titled 22 things to do in your garden in September. Her list includes suggestions on watering, mulching, pruning, fertilizing , succulents and so much more. Scan the entire list of 22 ideas to keep your trowels digging, your back bent, and beautiful blooms this month. California native Nan Sterman is host, co-producer, and co-writer of A Growing Passion, a television show that celebrates all the ways that San Diego “grows,” from farms and nurseries to backyards and schoolyards, to native habitats and more. Nan is a garden designer, author, botanist, and award-winning garden communicator. She


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