Fullerton Arboretum Blog

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   Jul 27

Adventures in Wild Food: Pickled Yucca Flowers


Fill a mason jar with fresh yucca flowers.

Add a teaspoon of pickling salt and a teaspoon of peppercorns.
Fill the jar halfway with vinegar and half with water

Seal the jar and place in the refrigerator at least overnight, or preferably a week.
Enjoy as you would any pickled condiment.

   Jul 22

Summer Concert Series: The Jamie Shew Quartet

Summer Concert Series: The Jamie Shew Quartet


Jamie Shew Quartet

Gates open at 5:30pm, music begins at 6:00pm

This event is free to members!!

$5 / non-members at the gate. Please call (657)278-3407 to inquire.

Jamie is Coordinator of Vocal Jazz Studies at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California, where she teaches two levels of vocal jazz styling, interpretation, and improvisation courses, music theory, directs two groups in the award-winning vocal jazz ensemble program, and is the vocalist for the Faculty Jazz Cadre high school educational outreach program.





   Jun 25

Featured Plants for Sale at Fullerton Arboretum

Acmispon glaber

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Common Deerweed. A very drought tolerant perennial that shows off its bright yellow flowers from spring through summer.  Its useful in restoration and in newly established gardens as it helps add nitrogen to the soil naturally. Tolerates clay soil and grows 3’ high and wide. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Echium wildpretti

Echium wildpretii

This Tower of Jewels lives up to its name.  Upon maturity in the second spring, it sends up a 7’ spike that takes on a conical form, covered in clusters of deep pink flowers.  In the meantime, the 30” foliar rosette adds beautiful form to the garden.  Very drought tolerant! Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.  The flowers attract hummingbirds and when left to mature, will self-sow in the garden for future enjoyment!

Euryops wagneri


A rare plant to find in cultivation, the Resin Bush comes from rocky dry habitats in the valleys and mountain slopes of South Africa.  It grows about 4’ tall and displays rich yellow to orange flowers in late summer.  Old flowering stems and bracts are woody and make a beautiful addition to dried flower arrangements.


Plants are now available for purchase at the nature center and front desk during normal hours.


   Jun 25

Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series Presents

Brother Yusef will perform at the Fullerton Arboretum on 7/13/15 at 5:30pm.

This event is free to members!!

$5 / non-members at the gate. Please call (657)278-3407 to inquire.