Mosquito problem? Add these plants to your garden.

by Danielle F. Winter

June 3-4 Spring Plant Sale at the Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, features more than 100 California native and ornamental plants grown in the nursery and pots of herbs. Sales are limited to arboretum members and Titan Club cardholders on June 3 from 2–5 pm. Members receive a 10% discount on all plant purchases. The June 4 sale will be open from 9 am to 3 pm. fullertonarboretum.org

June 4 Plumeria AZ, a hands-on workshop on plumeria care, seeds, genetics, grafting, and common problems, taught by Diana Donnellan from 10 am to 1 pm at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Participants must be present by 9.30 am. Tickets cost $40 ($30 for members). arboretum.org

Mosquito problem?  Add these plants to your garden.

Wildfire Resilience, a free, one-day event with lessons and information at the Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley, includes a talk by botanist Terry Huang on the botany of fire and how wildfire affects native plants and a preparation of the Wildlife Community taught by Kat High, a native Californian of Hupa descent, a native botanical gardener in Topanga Canyon, and a participant in the Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness Neighborhood Network for Zone 7. At noon there will be a literature, discussion, and activity table on wildfires. eventbrite.com

June 4-5 The Southern California Hemerocallis & Amaryllis Society Daylily Show & Plant Sale from 9 am. Until 4 pm both days at Ayres Hall at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. There will be daylily bulbs for sale. Admission is free with $15 entry to the gardens ($11 for seniors age 62 and students with ID, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for members and children ages four and under.) arboretum.org

June 5 Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Garden Tour includes five gardens in the historic Windsor Square, Hancock Park, and Brookside neighborhoods, including drought-tolerant plantings and a house and backyard built over the Brookside Stream. The tour includes drinks, a plant sale, and a silent auction for items from local homes. Tickets are $50 ($40 for historical society members) and can be purchased on the day of the event at 166 S. Plymouth Blvd., Windsor Square, or online. windsorsquarehancockpark.com

June 9, California Native Container Plants, a lesson on growing native plants in pots taught by Flora Ito, nursery sales manager of Theodore Payne Foundation, from 9 am to 10 am at the nursery, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. The lesson is $25 ($20 for members). Register online. eventbrite.com

June 11 Creating Living Soil is a lesson taught by Michael Wittman of Blue Sky Biochar on creating and maintaining a living soil using biochar, a type of charcoal made from bamboo that provides a structure for accelerating microbial activity in your soil. Class is 11 am to noon at Fig Earth Supply, 3577 N. Figueroa St., Mount Washington. Register online for $8 (with a processing fee). figearthsupply.com

June 11-12 Los Angeles International Fern Society Show & Sale of ferns and exotic plants, every day from 9 am to 4:30 pm at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Free workshops and lectures daily, including basic fern care at 11 am on June 11 and 1:30 pm on June 12 and mounting staghorn ferns at 1:30 pm on June 11 and 11 am on June 12. wide varieties of ferns, begonias, carnivorous plants, bromeliads, orchids, and other exotic plants, and growing supplies. Admission is free with $15 entry to the gardens ($11 for seniors 62 and older and students with ID, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for members and children four and under). laifs.org

June 9-12 Tonalism (in space) at Descanso Gardens, a four-day quadraphonic sound exploration through dub lab with meditative music and sound baths in different parts of the garden from 10 am-5 pm June 9-10 and 10 am-4 pm 11-12 June, at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. Admission is free with $15 entry to the gardens ($11 for seniors 65+ and students with ID, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for members and children under 5). A special Tonalism: Night event on June 11 featuring ambient music inspired by La Monte Young’s “Dream House”, as well as the work of Terry Riley, John Cage, and Yoko Ono, starting at 6 pm. Until 1 am. Tickets are $25 ($20 for members) and can be purchased online. descansogardens.org

June 12 Theodore Payne Foundation’s Pollination Party, 1–5 pm at Eagle Rock Brewery, 3056 Roswell St., Suite A, in Glassell Park, will feature the third run of Local Source beer, a lager infused with black sage, woolly blue curls, and California bay laurel along with native plant flavor pizza through a Quarantine Pizza pop-up and ice cream through a Sad Girl Creamery pop-up. Theodore Payne will sell pollinator-friendly native plants, including milkweed and other merchandise, during the event. Admission is free. eventbrite.com

June 18 Organic Pest Control for Your Garden, a lesson from Conor Fitzpatrick, owner of Fig Earth Supply nursery, on identifying, controlling, and preventing pests in your organic vegetable garden, from 11 am to noon at Fig Earth Supply, 3577 N. Figueroa St., Mount Washington. Register online for $8 (with a processing fee). figearthsupply.com

Sunrise Monarch Count Training, a free training session with Richard Rachman, the Los Angeles County Volunteer Coordinator for the Western Monarch Count, over Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day in partnership with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Research. Rachman gives a mock training at Tongva Park, 1615 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, at 6 am to simulate the time volunteers will expect to count the endangered monarch butterflies at their wintering sites during late fall and winter. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and a cell phone and are trained in protocols, general ideas, and tips for monitoring migrating monarchs in preparation for an upcoming season. Register online. eventbrite.com

June 18-19 Culver City Garden Club 68th Show & Sale includes morning and afternoon workshops, vendors selling garden supplies, a rated exhibit of homegrown plants in more than 100 categories from flowers to vegetables, and a club member plant sale at the Culver City Teen Center, 4153 Overland Ave., near Culver Boulevard and the pool, from 11 am to 4 pm on June 18 and from 10 am to 4 pm on June 19. The entrance is free. culvercitygardenclub.org

June 21 Summer Evening Walking Tour of the Fullerton Arboretum, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, with complimentary drinks and live music by students at California State University, Fullerton School of Music. Members enter for free with prior reservations; non-members can buy tickets at the gate for $10. fullertonarboretum.org

June 22-24 Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens, every day from 11 am to 11:45 am and from 1 pm to 1:45 pm, with performances by Le Ballet Dembaya, a West African drum and dance ensemble on June 22, Tres Souls, a bolero-style trio, relives the songs of the golden era of the 40s and 60s of Mexican cinema on June 23, and Quarteto Nuevo. This musical ensemble combines Western, classical, Eastern European folk, Latin, and jazz on June 24. Admission is free with $15 entry to the gardens ($11 for seniors 65+ and students with ID, $5 for children 5 to 12, and free for members and children under 5). descansogardens.org

June 25 Adult Summer Camp: Bawdy Botany from noon to 4 pm at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. “Come and discover the fascinating botany of love and lust,” according to the website, such as the botanical origins of the birth control pill, plants considered aphrodisiacs throughout history, and the bizarre secrets of ficus sex. Participants must be 21 to register. The lesson costs $49. arboretum.org

June 27 During the monthly meeting of the South Coast Orchid Society of Long Beach, guest speaker Carol Beule, costume designer, orchid breeder, and the judge will be present at 7:00 pm at the Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. southcoastorchidsociety.com

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