List of botanical gardens and arboretums in California

Name Image Affiliation City Coordinates Alta Vista Gardens Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Master Plan 12.3.2013.png Vista 33°12′36.63″N 117°13′9.82″W / 33.2101750°N 117.2193944°W / 33.2101750; -117.2193944 Arlington Garden Arlington Garden Labyrinth.jpg Pasadena 34°07′43″N 118°09′21″W / 34.12861°N 118.15583°W / 34.12861; -118.15583 Balboa Park Gardens Balboa Park Botanical Building 03.jpg San Diego 32°43′53″N 117°08′42″W / 32.73139°N 117.14500°W / 32.73139; -117.14500 Ruth Bancroft Garden Ruth Bancroft Garden.png Walnut Creek 37°55′25.61″N 122°2′14.16″W / 37.9237806°N 122.0372667°W / 37.9237806; -122.0372667 Blake Garden Blake Garden CA.jpg University of California, Berkeley Kensington 37°54′48″N 122°17′07″W / 37.91333°N 122.28528°W / 37.91333; -122.28528 Luther Burbank Home and Gardens Luther Burbank Home and Gardens.jpg Santa Rosa 38°26′10″N 122°42′42″W / 38.43611°N 122.71167°W / 38.43611; -122.71167 California State University Northridge Botanic Garden Fremontodendron californicum.jpg California State University Northridge 34°14′20.04″N 118°31′36.48″W / 34.2389000°N 118.5268000°W / 34.2389000; -118.5268000 Clovis Botanical Garden Clovis Botanical Garden kz1.jpg Clovis Botanical Garden [4] Clovis 36°50′53.6″N 119°42′05.5″W / 36.848222°N 119.701528°W / 36.848222; -119.701528 Chavez Ravine Arboretum Chavez-ravine-arboretum-view.jpg Los Angeles 34°4′58.8″N 118°14′16.8″W
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Home improvement fills time for Greenville residents amid coronavirus



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This story is part of a series begun by USA TODAY capturing what America looks like as state economies slowly reopen. The “Rebuilding America” project examines what consumers can expect in key drivers of SC commerce.

With the coronavirus outbreak closing schools, workplaces and recreational activities, people have been stuck at home trying to fill the hours and many in Greenville County have either picked up a hammer or the phone to call in contractors for home improvement projects.

The result has been increased business at home improvement stores and steady business for Upstate contractors. 

DIY projects fill time for homeowners

Fountain Inn’s Billy Anderson, Jr. is among the many Upstate residents who have been looking for ways to fill the time since the coronavirus has kept him stuck at home.

“Not having something to do is driving me crazy, so

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Home improvement has seen a surge with everyone stuck at home


Home improvement companies have seen a bit of a coronavirus bump, with some people seeing a good opportunity to get work done around the house, either DIY or by calling in the pros. 

Anna Moss, marketing manager for Merrell Home Improvement, said she’s seen an increase in business in the past few months.  

“We have a lot of people spending time at home and thinking about the projects they can get done while they have the time,” she said. “Or they have money they were going to spend on a vacation … and they decided to put it into something in their home.” 

Lately, their customer calls included a lot of outdoor space renovations to enjoy while everybody is stuck at home. During the pandemic, people have called about new decks, screen doors and or porches. 

During the safer-at-home orders, Merrell was only doing outdoor services, to keep their

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State College Italian Restaurant | Locations

1945 Waddle Road 

State College,
PA 16803

(814) 861-1620

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Planting Calendar for Places in Pennsylvania

Planting Calendar for Places in Pennsylvania | Old Farmer’s Almanac

  • Aliquippa, PA
  • Allentown, PA
  • Altoona, PA
  • Ardmore, PA
  • Back Mountain, PA
  • Baldwin, Allegheny County, PA
  • Beaver Falls, PA
  • Berwick, PA
  • Bethel Park, PA
  • Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA
  • Bloomsburg, Columbia County, PA
  • Brentwood, PA
  • Bristol, PA
  • Broomall, PA
  • Butler, PA
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Chambersburg, PA
  • Chester, PA
  • Coatesville, PA
  • Colonial Park, Dauphin County, PA
  • Columbia, PA
  • Croydon, PA
  • Darby, PA
  • Drexel Hill, PA
  • Dunmore, PA
  • East Norriton, PA
  • East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Easton, Northampton County, PA
  • Elizabethtown, PA
  • Emmaus, PA
  • Ephrata, PA
  • Erie, PA
  • Fernway, PA
  • Franklin Park, PA
  • Fullerton, Lehigh County, PA
  • Greensburg, PA
  • Hanover, York County, PA
  • Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Hermitage, PA
  • Hershey, PA
  • Horsham, PA
  • Indiana, PA
  • Jeannette, PA
  • Jefferson, Allegheny County, PA
  • Johnstown, Cambria County, PA
  • King of Prussia, PA
  • Kingston, Luzerne County, PA
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Lansdale, PA
  • Lansdowne, PA
  • Lebanon, PA
  • Levittown, PA
  • Lower Burrell,
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Abandoned California Theme Parks: A Tale Of 2 Busch Gardens In Los Angeles + 5 More Abandoned Theme Parks in California

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Many people who love California theme parks have no idea that Busch Gardens once existed in Los Angeles.

Busch Gardens Pasadena

Yet, the Los Angeles area once boasted not just 1, but 2 Busch Gardens theme parks that were operated by the legendary Anheuser-Busch beer company.

Today, Busch Gardens theme parks are major draws in Florida and Virginia — but they’re no longer found in the West. 

The older of the 2 operating Busch Gardens theme parks opened in Tampa in 1959.

But the very first Busch Gardens was located in Pasadena.

Busch Gardens Pasadena was an exquisite botanical feast for the eyes, welcoming millions of guests during the first decades of the 20th century.

Amazing, right?

I’m not only a Busch Gardens

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Most Beautiful Public Gardens in Los Angeles

In addition to beautiful park spaces, Los Angeles is home to some amazing gardens. You can stroll traditional botanic gardens, California native plant gardens, and tranquil Japanese Gardens. Some gardens are in historic settings and one even is co-located with the popular Los Angeles Zoo.

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Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens

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The Botanical Gardens at the Huntington Library feature 120 landscaped acres with thirteen themed gardens and a conservatory on the former San Marino Ranch just outside Pasadena. The gardens include rare and exotic plants from around the world as well as California natives.

You can easily spend all day in the gardens, but the extensive art collection and illustrated manuscripts, including a Gutenberg Bible, at the Huntington Library are also worth seeing. Garden walking tours are available.

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Descanso Gardens

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Descanso Gardens contains 150 acres of gardens, woodland, and

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Pennsylvania Snakes Pictures and Identification Help

picture of a Black Racer snake, credit Bobistraveling Flickr

With the exception of two types of venomous snakes, Pennsylvania snakes consist of nineteen species of colubrid snakes, a family of snakes with familiar names such as ratsnakes, kingsnakes, garter snakes and watersnakes.

Pennsylvania’s colubrid snakes all share the virtue of being relatively benign reptiles that perform more good services such as rodent and insect control than they often get credit for. With most people, the yuck factor associated with snakes takes hold.

Venomous snakes receive the most headlines in Pennsylvania snakes discussions for the same reason they do in other states. Adding an element of medical importance to a snake discussion grabs attention. Pennsylvania hosts two of the three venomous snakes in the Pit Viper category, copperheads and rattlesnakes.

Copperheads grow to an average three feet in length and their light body is covered with darker crossbands. The head shows a characteristic copper color.

Timber Rattlesnakes are the most

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When to Plant Vegetables in Pennsylvania

A close-up of a woman planting seedlings.

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Because Pennsylvania includes three U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones and their subzones, the times for planting vegetables vary considerably from Philadelphia, which is in USDA zone 7a in the southeastern part of the state, to Bradford in USDA zone 5a in the northwest. The state’s coldest areas, in USDA zone 5a, are mostly concentrated in Warren and McKean counties. Because the requirements for gardening in USDA zone 5a differ from those in USDA zone 5b regions, the two subzones are listed separately. Always adapt seedlings started indoors gradually to the cooler and brighter conditions outdoors before you transplant them into a garden.

Hardy Vegetables

Hardy vegetables include those that can survive frosts, such as cabbage (Brassica oleracea, Capitata Group), broccoli (Brassica oleracea, Cymosa Group) and brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea, Gemmifera Group

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Recipes, Menus, Cooking Tips | (This month: Memorial Day Recipes and Menu, Mothers Day archive)

Recipes, Menus, Cooking Tips | (This month: Memorial Day Recipes and Menu, Mothers Day archive)

Anyone who likes to cook will tell you that part of the fun of cooking is sharing good recipes. At, you will find hundreds of tried-and-true recipes from my family and personal collection, plus several hundred shared recipes submitted by contributors. In addition to the recipes, there are menus for every day and special occasions, cooking tips, resources and much more. On this page, I will post featured menus and collections, as well as new content and revisions to the site as they occur. To see more and to find specific recipes or information, you can browse the Recipes, Features and Resources Index or use the search boxes and lists throughout the site. I hope you will enjoy what I have to offer.

Featured this

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