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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

November 9, 2009 |  6:00 am

Flower mart
We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 75 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. L.A. at Home staff will determine which submissions will be made public, but we won't edit the comments.

Nov. 11: Frank McDonough guides visitors through the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden’s African and Australian section plants as part of the series “Around the World in 127 Acres: More of the Arboretum’s Plant Collections.” 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wear comfortable, rugged shoes, a hat and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring drinking water too. $5 to $7. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Registration: (626) 821-4623.

Nov. 12: Thursday Garden Talks With Lili Singer continue with “A Tour for Home Gardeners With Jill Morganelli,” the new curator of the Kallam Perennial Garden. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $20. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Registration: (626) 821-4623.

Nov. 12: Nursery woman and seed specialist Ginny Hunt will discuss annuals that do well in California’s climate in a lecture sponsored by the Southern California Horticultural Society. 7:30 p.m. $5. Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles. (818) 567-1496.

Nov. 14 and 15: The Los Angeles Asian & Tribal Arts Show will feature art and antiques of Asia, Africa and the Americas. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 14; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15. $10. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Main Street at Pico Boulevard. (310) 455-2886.

Nov. 14: A variety of California native plants and wildflower seeds will be available for sale at Under the Oaks 2009, the annual sale hosted by the San Gabriel Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. (626) 476-4163.

Nov. 14: Descanso Gardens hosts a walking tour of the downtown flower mart, pictured above, with florist Ray Tucker. Learn how to select and care for the best flowers and where to go for supplies. Wear comfortable shoes and register early to receive a map of the meeting place in downtown Los Angeles. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $18 to $20. (818) 949-4200. 

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times