"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.“

~Gertrude Jekyll

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The Healing Power of Gardens: Oliver Sacks on the Psychological and Physiological Consolations of Nature

I Work Like a Gardener: Joan Miró on Art, Motionless Movement, and the Proper Pace of Creative Labor
















Monday, Oct. 21


Park near the entrance of the Arboretum on Baldwin Avenue. Walk through open green gate and make an immediate left down the ramp. The Oak Room is located underneath Peacock Restaurant to the right of the restrooms.

Location: Los Angeles Arboretum

               301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia CA 91007

               Oak Room (under peacock cafe)

Time:  5:30-6:15 pm Kids Club (With Renee)

              6:30 pm Social Time

              7:00 pm Meeting Time



Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 -10



Monday, Dec. 16

Chrysanthemums are propagated from last years plant stools. In January and February cuttings are taken and rooted in a soilless mixture that is supplemented with diluted concentrations of fertilizers low on nitrogen and high on phosphorous. During this time the goal is to develop a strong root system. Healthy roots create healthy plants. Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association (From facebook post (April 3, 2019)

stollens taken in January and February












Meristematic (meristem, Gk. division) tissue are plant cells that have the ability to divide. They are found only at the tips of stems and just above the tips of roots.

How to Grow Chrysanthemums From Cuttings by M. H. Dyer (SFGATE)

Propagating Mums: Growing Mums From Cuttings And Seeds by Bonnie L. Grant

How to Root Chrysanthemum Cuttings (wikiHow)

Taking chrysanthemum cuttings (YouTube)

chrysanthemum bonsai

How to Grow a Bonsai

links to propagating chrysanthemums

The zoo beneath our feet: We're only beginning to understand soil's hidden world

What Is Loam Soil?

What Is the Difference Between Topsoil & Loam?

Teaming with Microbes - In Depth Book Review

6 ways mushrooms can save the world (Paul Stamets | TED2008)

Use non-chlorinated water if you can.

Make Your Own Organic Fertilizer



Arrangement by Christine Leidelmeyer (2018 Show)

"Wisp of Pink"- a class 12 Brush/Thistle. This bloom won Best Brush or Thistle at the 2016 National Show. It was grown by Ron and Georgene Hedin and photographed by Eileen Halcrow. (National Chrysanthemum Society, Inc. US)

winning chrysanthemum of 2018 show by Norman Nakanishi

Winner 2018

Norman Nakanishi (Orange County)


Order chrysanthemum rooted cuttings from King's Mums in early January.






Growing ginkgo from seed

How to Grow a Ginkgo Biloba Tree From a Seed

How to Grow Hazelnuts From a Seed

How to Grow English Walnuts From Seed

How to grow Walnut Tree from nut by Wikifarmer Editorial Team

How to Make Carnation Stems Root

The 19 Best Plants to Grow From Cuttings

Easy Plant Propagation (Mother Earth News)

10 Best Plants to Propagate from Cuttings

How to Propagate Your Houseplants by Molly Marquand (Sunset)

Ornamental Production Propagating Foliage & Flowering Plants (Aggie Horticulture)

Top 10 easy to grow flowers (Thompson & Morgan

Propagating Begonias From Leaf Cuttings (YOUTUBE)



Longwood Gardens 2017










creeping fig, a vine

creeping fig, a vine

How to Propagate Creeping Fig Ground Cover (SFGATE)

How to Propagate Creeping Fig Ground Cover by Jessica Westover

Ficus pumila (Wikipedia)

My Organic Farm YouTube

My Organic Farm

How to Grow a Wasabi Plant

Rooting Hydrangea Cuttings (wikiHow)

Hydrangea Propagation - How To Propagate Hydrangeas From Cuttings (gardening KNOW HOW)

How to Grow Hydrangeas From Cuttings (the spruce)

3 Easy Ways to Propagate Hydrangeas (Ugly Duckling House)

Propagate Hydrangea Cuttings Easily (99% Success Rate!)


How To Have Flowers for SIX MONTHS! (Midwest) Don't Pinch

"How To: Grow Chrysanthemums" Posted by Melissa Peterson on Oct. 29, 2016

Growing Chrysanthemums July Tasks For Southern California (Pat Johnston)

super links to all things chrysanthemums

National Chrysanthemum Society

The How-To Guide for Home Composting by Alejandra Roca

A Homeowner's Guide to Composting

Bay Area Chrysanthemum Society (BACS)

Dekker Chrysanten 2016 (Eng)

Westwood Mum Selection and Care for Commercial Retail Mums









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