I'm Frank McDonough, Botanical Information Consultant here at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. My job is to answer your questions about plants and just about everything related to them.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
A Field Trip for Plant Information Volunteers.
X Chiranthofremontia lenzii, a cross between the Monkey hand flower and Fremontodendron sp.
Ten people, including seven plant information volunteers and their spouses, joined me for a field trip to the Ranch Santa Ana Botanic Garden yesterday. It was a gorgeous day and everybody found interesting plants that they'd never heard of before (including me). Here's a link to photos of some of the plants we saw. We were lucky enough to have Patrick Larkin, the garden's director, speak to us before we began our tour. We were also privileged to have grounds director Joan McGuire (who worked here at the Arboretum as the herb garden curator before accepting her position at RSABG) and tour coordinator Judy Hayami (also ex of the Arboretum) meet us before the tour began.