Fullerton Arboretum

Fullerton Arboretum Closed for COVID-19

Operating as usual

Our social media photos will be taking a winter break for the next several days, and will be back January 4th. White ice...
12/23/2020

Our social media photos will be taking a winter break for the next several days, and will be back January 4th.

White iceberg roses and yellow columbine blooming at the arbor.

Winter Wisteria
12/22/2020

Winter Wisteria

Our roses don't care about the first day of winter! At least not until we prune them next month.
12/21/2020

Our roses don't care about the first day of winter! At least not until we prune them next month.

Mistletoe? Yes! A seed of the very tiny parasitic plant Viscum minimum germinating on its host, Euphorbia polygona. This...
12/18/2020

Mistletoe? Yes! A seed of the very tiny parasitic plant Viscum minimum germinating on its host, Euphorbia polygona. This super small type of mistletoe is native to South Africa.

Rain clouds and sunshine both
12/17/2020

Rain clouds and sunshine both

Wagner's Sage blooming in our plants of Mexico collection. Salvia wagneriana is native to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatema...
12/17/2020

Wagner's Sage blooming in our plants of Mexico collection.

Salvia wagneriana is native to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, and the Mexican state of Chiapas.

Paperwhites are blooming in the woodland. Belonging to the same genus as daffodils, they bloom in the fall/winter instea...
12/16/2020

Paperwhites are blooming in the woodland. Belonging to the same genus as daffodils, they bloom in the fall/winter instead of spring.

What yoga poses remind you of the Arboretum? Let's see your ideas! We'll call these the egret pose, three-legged downwar...
12/15/2020

What yoga poses remind you of the Arboretum? Let's see your ideas! We'll call these the egret pose, three-legged downward coyote, lizard rock, and desert child. See our earlier post for another set.

What yoga poses remind you of the Arboretum? Let's see your ideas! We'll call these three desert warrior, cardón cactus,...
12/15/2020

What yoga poses remind you of the Arboretum? Let's see your ideas! We'll call these three desert warrior, cardón cactus, and ombu tree! Stay tuned for another set in a second post.

Thanks @joshuatreenps for the inspiration :-)

Verbesina crocata is a large, sprawling shrub endemic to western Mexico, where it is traditionally used to treat wounds ...
12/14/2020

Verbesina crocata is a large, sprawling shrub endemic to western Mexico, where it is traditionally used to treat wounds and burns. The flowers are beautiful, even if the plant itself is a handful for our gardeners.

Have a good weekend!
12/12/2020

Have a good weekend!

The lovely flowers of Freylinia lanceolata have a sweet fragrance like honey, giving them the common name of honeybells....
12/11/2020

The lovely flowers of Freylinia lanceolata have a sweet fragrance like honey, giving them the common name of honeybells. A winter-blooming species from South Africa, several bushes grace the lakeside and stream banks in our Conifer section. Unfortunately it's not a perfect species for home gardens due to its large shaggy growth habit and preference for soggy soil.

☀️ sunny winter day ☀️California poppy and Damianita Daisy
12/10/2020

☀️ sunny winter day ☀️
California poppy and Damianita Daisy

A little water vapor in the sky makes such endlessly fascinating shapes
12/09/2020

A little water vapor in the sky makes such endlessly fascinating shapes

Aloe rubroviolacea performing flawlessly under stress. This area has received only rainwater this year.
12/08/2020

Aloe rubroviolacea performing flawlessly under stress. This area has received only rainwater this year.

Staff-only perspective of our entrance waterfall 💦💦
12/08/2020

Staff-only perspective of our entrance waterfall 💦💦

Leaves in the lake
12/04/2020

Leaves in the lake

Another of those days 😞
12/03/2020

Another of those days 😞

Ginkgo Gold
12/02/2020

Ginkgo Gold

Tagetes lemmonii blooming a crazy number of daisies 🌻🌻🌻 Common names for this flower include Lemmon's Marigold, Copper C...
12/01/2020

Tagetes lemmonii blooming a crazy number of daisies 🌻🌻🌻 Common names for this flower include Lemmon's Marigold, Copper Canyon Daisy, Mountain Marigold, and Mexican Marigold.

Roger's Red California grape (Vitis californica 'Roger's Red') and the white seeds of a female coyote bush (Baccharis pi...
11/30/2020

Roger's Red California grape (Vitis californica 'Roger's Red') and the white seeds of a female coyote bush (Baccharis pilularis) looking festive on our nursery fence.

These days around Thanksgiving are usually full of visitors for us, but this year please keep in mind the Arboretum is c...
11/25/2020

These days around Thanksgiving are usually full of visitors for us, but this year please keep in mind the Arboretum is closed for COVID-19.

Sages reclaiming a bench in our plants of Mexico collection
11/24/2020

Sages reclaiming a bench in our plants of Mexico collection

Monday magic in Madagascar: weeding before and after. Don't worry those shrubs are supposed to be leafless at this time ...
11/23/2020

Monday magic in Madagascar: weeding before and after. Don't worry those shrubs are supposed to be leafless at this time of year!

I have been waiting for the ginkgo leaves to turn, and today's the day!
11/23/2020

I have been waiting for the ginkgo leaves to turn, and today's the day!

New native plants for the pavilion beds 🌱
11/20/2020

New native plants for the pavilion beds 🌱

That little bit of rain we got two weeks ago inspired some of our desert plants to bloom. This one is Prunus fremontii, ...
11/19/2020

That little bit of rain we got two weeks ago inspired some of our desert plants to bloom. This one is Prunus fremontii, desert apricot. It is in the same genus as commercial apricots, but it is native to Southern California and Baja California.

Teeny tiny white sage sprouts growing for native plant sale 2021. We don't know what the next year will bring, but we're...
11/18/2020

Teeny tiny white sage sprouts growing for native plant sale 2021. We don't know what the next year will bring, but we're pretty sure it will need native plants.

In the fall and winter months staff members enjoy the sunset just as we go out to our cars to head home.
11/18/2020

In the fall and winter months staff members enjoy the sunset just as we go out to our cars to head home.

Sunny fall days 🍂☀️🍂
11/17/2020

Sunny fall days 🍂☀️🍂

Hello yellow!
11/16/2020

Hello yellow!

Today under the wisteria arbor
11/13/2020

Today under the wisteria arbor

Duck take off
11/11/2020

Duck take off

Shiny pink Nerine flowers in the Mediterranean bed of the woodland collection.
11/10/2020

Shiny pink Nerine flowers in the Mediterranean bed of the woodland collection.

11/10/2020
You're Invited: A Gathering of Friends

The tradition lives on! Join us virtually for "A Gathering of Friends" a.k.a. our annual Thanksgiving celebration on November 19th.

The Jonathans (Jonathan Dye and Jonathan Duffy Davis) are livestreaming from their kitchens and teaching us how to create delicious holiday recipes. The Arboretum team will also be online answering your questions and sharing updates about our gardens.

For full details / to register, click here: https://bit.ly/arboretum-thanksgiving

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Coming up on November 28 in Los Angeles County... https://www.facebook.com/events/143654619577357
Online session coming up on September 1. Hope you can join us! https://www.facebook.com/events/1042748062786912/
This album popped up today and I thought ID share.
When you announced your closure I offered to help set up a fully electronic version of your Veggie Palooza - are you interested in doing this so the thousands of plants don’t go to waste?
Whereas I love all the close-ups of flowers and plants, do you have any wide-angle landscape photographs that we could use for backgrounds in Zoom meetings?
Any chance we will see a late spring bloom after the rain, and if May allows it?
I have an idea on how to do the sale virtually... I can set up a simple online shopping cart / form where you can take orders and credit cards and then have pickers gather the orders and place the selected items on numbered trays for pickup. People drive up, verify their order number, grab and go. No human to human contact and all payment done electronically only. Let me know if you're interested.
Is Green Scene still on for April 4-5?
Some photos from my weekly trip to the Arboretum. 😃
Some photos from Sat. spring is here
Found a free solar charging station for all of nature to use.
I buy a 3 foot live christmas tree because I refuse to cut a tree down. I am looking for somewhere in the North Orange County Area where I can now donate it. Can you advise?