Fullerton Arboretum Blog

Spreading the roots of togetherness

   May 15

Congrats CSUF Class of 2015

Congrats CSUF Class of 2015!

It’s going to be a busy weekend at the Fullerton Arboretum!

Congrats CSUF Class of 2015


   May 13

Victorian Tea

Victorian attire and fashion.

Victorian attire and fashion.

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

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Victorian frock coat.

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Preparing sandwiches and salads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fullerton High School Culinary students served muffins and scones.

 

 

 

 

 

More Victorian Tea photos!


   May 09

Mother’s Day at the Fullerton Arboretum

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day at Fullerton Arboretum
Visit the Nature Center for a wonderful selection of succulent bowls
Make your own Mother’s Day Bouquet with our Fresh Cut Flowers

Reminder: Picnics are not allowed inside the Arboretum.
Please enjoy your picnic at our tables before entering the garden.


   May 07

National Public Gardens Day!

Stop by the Nature Center for a free set of Arboretum postcards and see our large selection of low water plants.

Purchase a membership at the Nature Center on Friday, May 8th and receive a free gift membership of equal value.

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NATIONAL PUBLIC GARDENS DAY IS TOMORROW

Share in the Celebration!

Visit the Fullerton Arboretum on Friday, May 8th, National Public Gardens Day.

Stop by the Nature Center for a free set of Arboretum postcards and see our large selection of low water plants.

Purchase a membership at the Nature Center on Friday, May 8th and receive a free gift membership of equal value.

51,000+ garden enthusiasts have visited the NPGD website 
Over 2,400 coupons have been downloaded
More than 170 gardens have signed up to participate

   May 05

May Plant Sales: Featured Varieties

 

May Featured Plants for Sale

at the Potting Shed

Plants are now available to purchase at the Nature Center and Oak Hall Reception Desk during business hours!

Dudleya hassei  “Catalina Island Live-Forever”

Dudley hassei

This Catalina native succulent usually grows on rocks and cliffs, and will make a great addition to a drought tolerant garden. Growing only 6” tall and 1-2’ wide, it can be easily tucked into small planters, or spaces between other drought tolerant plantings. It makes a great container plant too! The light bluish-grey, narrow leaves develop attractive pink tips when grown in full sun. In Spring, tall stems with clusters of white flowers with yellow centers bloom, attracting hummingbirds!

 

Dudleya saxosa  “Panamint Live-Forever”

dudleya saxosa

California native, similar to D. hassei, but with flatter leaves and yellow flowers.

 

Heuchera maxima  “Island Alum Root”

heuchera maxima

Endemic to the Channel Islands, this clumping perennial grows 1’ tall and wide. The dark green leaves develop a tinge of red in the winter. In spring, tall spikes with long-lasting clusters of pinkish-white flowers emerge above the foliage. Best grown in light shade (full sun – coastal), with occasional irrigation. They also grow well under oaks!

 

Pleuraphis jamesii  “James’ Galleta”

pleuraphis jamesii

A tough desert grass, native to California, that spreads by rhizomes and grows to 2’ high. Tolerant of most soil types; grows well in clay. Drought tolerant.  Excellent for erosion control!

 

Thymus vulgaris  “Common Thyme”

Spring Sale! Buy one, Get one FREE!

4” pot- $4.50each

thymus vulgaris

A popular savory herb used for cooking. Great as a low growing ground cover.  A plethora of spring blooms attract butterflies and beneficial pollinators to the garden. The small green leaves are highly aromatic.