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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

January 11, 2010 | 11:41 am


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.

Jan. 14: The winter “Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer” continues with garden writer Rosalind Creasy who will discuss “Heirloom Vegetables and Antique Flowers.” 9:30 a.m. to noon. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $20. (626) 821-4623.

Jan. 14: Clair Martin, the E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Garden at the Huntington will lecture on “The Rose Gardens of England.” Martin will highlight the collections of hybridizers David Austin and Peter Beales, as well as the gardens of Mottisfont Abbey, Hidcote Manor, and the Royal National Rose Society. 2:30 p.m. followed by a plant sale. Friends’ Hall, Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free. (626) 405-2100.

Jan. 14: Hybridizer Tom Carruth presents an illustrated lecture on the newest roses.  Participants will receive a 2011 variety to take home. 6:45 p.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, LaCanada Flintridge.  $20. (818) 949-7980.

Jan. 14: Author Amy Stewart, explores the relevance of flowers in our lives and in our history and in the process, she’ll reveal all that has been gained and lost by tinkering with nature. 7:30 p.m. Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles. This event is sponsored by the Southern California Horticultural Society and is free to members. Non-member fee is $10. (818) 567-1496.

Jan. 15 -17: The 19th annual international photographic art exposition, Photo L.A. 2010, will include photography from around the world, such as  Jane O'Neal's Persimmon #1, 2009, shown above, as well as collecting seminars, portfolio viewing and a lecture series. Tickets are $20 for a one-day pass; $30, for a three-day pass, $80 for collecting seminars and $10 for lectures. Tickets to a benefit on Jan. 14, hosted by David LaChapelle and Christopher Lowell, are $75. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica.

Jan 16: Marta Teegan of Homegrown leads a calls on kitchen gardening basics. Teegan will discuss soil, water, plants, harvesting and more.10 a.m. to noon. Repeats Jan. 30. $50. To register for a class, send an email with the name and date of the class you are interested in to: marta@homegrownlosangeles.com.

Jan. 16: Floral designer Ray Rucker leads a walking tour of the wholesale flower mart downtown in this regular event sponsored by Descanso Gardens. 7 a.m. $20. Must register by Jan. 11 to receive a map of the meeting place. (818) 949-7980.

Jan. 16-17: The Baiko-En Bonsai Kenkyukai Society will present the only show of deciduous miniaturized trees in the U.S., featuring Japanese graybark elms, ginkgo, zelkova and maple trees in their dormant stages. Demonstrations on how to prune ordinary nursery plants and bonsai trees will  be available for sale. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Free with admission ranging between $3 to $8. (626) 821-4623.

Jan. 20-24: The Fine Art Dealers Association hosts the 15th annual Los Angeles Art Show, featuring more than 10,000 artworks including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs and video. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 21-23; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24. Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall A, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown L.A. $20. (310) 822-9145.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Jane O’Neal, "Persimmon #1, 2009," Archival inkjet print, 44 x 44 inches, courtesy of DNJ Gallery.