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5/15/2024 – Los Angeles TimesCheck out this under-the-radar wildflower spot while you still can

4/27/2024 – Spectrum News 1City Nature Challenge puts community scientists in focus

4/17/2024 – Los Angeles TimesLA Times Today: Will 2024 give us a superbloom?

4/6/2024 – KTLASaturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, April 6th, 2024

4/5/2024 – Los Angeles TimesA big year for wildflowers in Southern California — just not poppies. Why?

4/2/2024 – Los Angeles TimesSpring into the world of native plants at the L.A. Times Plants booth at Festival of Books

4/1/2024 – Los Angeles TimesWhy aren’t wildflowers bursting everywhere? Don’t expect a superbloom

3/27/2024 – NBC Los AngelesTheodore Payne Foundation’s ‘poppy-ular’ Poppy Days Spring Sale is about to sprout

3/23/2024 – The GuardianIn search of wildflowers? This whimsical hotline will help you find the best

3/22/2024 – KQEDDon’t Call It a ‘Superbloom,’ But CA’s Blooms This Year Sure Seem Super | KQED

3/17/2024 – CNNA California superbloom is springing to life and the best is yet to come | CNN

3/15/2024 – Sunset MagazineThis Must-See Garden Event Is the Best Way to Get Native Plant Inspo for Your Yard

3/13/2024 – NBC News Wildflower watchers have reason to believe a ‘superbloom’ is waiting to erupt in Southern California

3/8/2024 – NPRThis hotline has been helping people find the best wildflowers in SoCal for decades

3/6/2024 – KTLACalifornia’s wildflower hotline returning in March

3/6/2024 – NBC Los AngelesWildflower reports, tips, and sightings are shared, for free, via this long-running hotline

3/5/2024 – Los Angeles TimesWill 2024 give us a superbloom – and where to see wildflowers now

3/2/2024 – Martha StewartThe 11 Best Places to Buy Seeds for Your Garden Online

11/9/2023 – Univision Los AngelesJardineros del futuro: conoce el programa gratuito que educa y empodera a paisajistas en California

5/4/2023 – The GuardianThe dazzling, troubling history of California superbloom tourism

5/3/2023 – Washington Post Bloom or bust: Historic rains are fueling California’s super bloom–but it’s under threat

4/21/2023 – Los Angeles Times12 can’t-miss nurseries for people who love SoCal’s fragrant native plants

4/21/2023 – LAistCareless Feet Could Doom Our Next Wildflower Super Bloom

4/13/2023 – AirTalk with Larry Mantle on LAistWhere To See The Best Of California’s Spring Blooms — Without The Crowds

4/13/2023 – Fox Weather California’s super bloom visible from space in new NASA imagery

4/12/2023 – USA Today –  See bursts of wildflower ‘super blooms’ in the West and learn where to find them

4/10/2023 – KTLAEarth Month 2023: Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour

4/7/2023 – LAistEverything Is Blooming In The SoCal Desert. What You Should Know About This Year’s ‘Constant Bloom’

4/6/2023 – NASA Earth ObservatoryA Flood of Wildflowers

3/21/2023 – Sunset MagazineThe Theodore Payne Native Garden Tour Is a Must-Do This Spring

3/21/2023 – Los Angeles TimesThis hidden garden is bursting with native plants. Here’s how to get inside

3/8/2023 – Sunset MagazineThis Super Bloom Hotline Will Give You Info on This Year’s Wildflowers

3/3/2023 – Spectrum News 1Flower fans get filled in via wildflower hotline voiced by star

2/28/2023 – Los Angeles TimesHas wildflower shaming gone too far? How to find the best blooms without the drama

2/16/2023 – Los Angeles TimesLearn about the secret lives of trees — and find the best one to plant in your yard right now

1/1/18/2023 – National GeographicWhat is a superbloom—and how can you see one responsibly?

1/12/2023 – Los Angeles TimesWant glorious spring wildflowers? Here’s what you should scatter right now

12/29/2023 – Los Angeles Times10 plant gurus on how they’ll experiment during another dry year in SoCal

12/15/2022 – Los Angeles TimesForget honey bees. This L.A. artist finds meaning chasing California native bees

11/30/2022 – Los Angeles TimesNative plants are bringing new life to L.A.’s ravaged areas. Here’s how to help

11/23/2022 – LAist21 Of Our Favorite Gifts For LA Plant Lovers

11/15/2022 – Los Angeles Times – The Most Fragrant California Native Plants

11/15/2022 – DwellThis Sensational Los Angeles Garden Was Built for the Pollinators

11/3/2022 – Los Angeles Times16 gardener-approved gifts for plant lovers

11/3/2022 – Los Angeles TimesEco-friendly gifts that can help save California from the megadrought

11/1/2022 – Los Angeles TimesNative Voices Were Finally Heard at California’s Biggest Native Plant Conference

10/4/2022 – USC NewsUSC Landscapers Learn to Nurture Native Plants

10/10/2022 – The New YorkerThe People vs. Palm Trees

10/4/2022 – USC NewsMaking the future look more like the past, USC landscapers learn to nurture native plants

9/6/2022 – KTLATheodore Payne Foundation offers drought discipline classes

8/22/2022 – UCLA Facilities – California Native Landscaper Certification

8/15/2022 – New York TimesIn Los Angeles, the Grass Isn’t Always Greener This Year

7/7/2022 – Los Angeles TimesHow to tear out your lawn by yourself (Hint: Start collecting cardboard now)

6/27/2022 – HyperallergicTop Art Shows to See in LA This Summer 

6/26/2022 – Sunset Magazine –  Dodger Stadium Landscape Designer on the Botanic Garden Transformation

6/14/2022 – Los Angeles TimesOh, no! Your native plants look dead. Here’s what to do

6/7/2022 – Los Angeles TimesSavor native plant-based beer, pizza and ice cream this weekend

5/24/2022 – KCRWKeep your lawn alive by investing in drought-resistant plants

5/24/2022 – Los Angeles TimesKeep your lawn alive by investing in drought-resistant plants

5/9/2022 – Los Angeles TimesYour lawn will suffer amid the megadrought. Save money and put it out of its misery

5/3/2022 – ABC7Trying to be more drought conscious? Here are some alternatives for your lawns

4/30/2022 – Los Angeles Times5 ways to see phenomenal flowers in Southern California

4/23/2022 – KTLA5Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

4/21/2022 – KCRW – ‘Rewilding’ the land brings back birds, bees, butterflies | Greater LA

4/12/2022 – LAist – Hotline Alert: How To Find California Wildflowers This Season

5/17/2019 – Atlas Obscura covers the Wild Flower Hotline!

4/25/2019 – Michel Palecki, of Wrightwood’s Mountaineer Progress, praised TPF’s City of Butterflies proposal to LA2050

4/22/2019 – Kathie Bozanich wrote an Earth Day feature on TPF and California native plants, including a list of recommended natives.

4/17/2019 – Josh Siskin, The Orange County Register, reflects on his Native Plant Garden Tour experience.

4/4/2019 – The Native Plant Garden Tour made the Cool List on LAist!

3/31/2019 – Tina Malave of ABC7 Eye on LA visits TPF!

3/27/2019 – Can’t get to the super bloom? These 3 tips can help you create one at home, tips from TPF in Los Angeles Daily News

3/26/2019 – Grow a Super Bloom at Home press advisory

3/20/2019 – Join TPF in advocating for a native oak in El Pueblo plaza!

5/17/2017 – The Glendale News Press ran this lovely story about Ella, an 8th grader, and the native garden she created with assistance from TPF. Read.

3/30/2017 – KTLA Morning News reporter Gayle Anderson visits Garden Tour locations with TPF’s Kitty Connolly.  Watch.

3/28/2017 – The popular Houzz blog features 10 enticing Garden Tour locations. Read.

3/24/2017 – Wonderful Los Angeles Times coverage of the Garden Tour. Read.

3/18/2017 – An LA Times story on spring plant sales kicks off the season with TPF’s Poppy Day. Read.

3/17/2017 – The MOMSLA blog highlights our Wild Flower Hill Trail in the post “Best Local Kid-Friendly Spots to See Wildflowers.” Read.

3/15/2017 –  The KCET Food & Living blog by Clarissa Wei focuses on the Theodore Payne Nursery and TPF events, and interviews Kitty Connolly. Read.

3/14/2017 – The LA Times online and print story on their favorite garden tours includes our 14th annual Garden Tour. Read.

3/14/2017 – Alicia Silverstone informs followers about our Native Plant Garden Tour via her blog, The Kind Life. Read.

3/10/2017 – The City Watch blog is all about TPF’s Wild Flower Hotline, Poppy Day and Garden Tour. Read.

3/08/2017 – The LA Times Travel blog by Mary Forgione and shorter piece in the Sunday print edition detail TPF’s Wild Flower Hotline, and includes an interview with Joe Spano with audio link to Joe’s narrated hotline report. Read and listen.

3/05/2017 – The LA Times blog and print edition offer details about our Poppy Day Spring Plant Sale. Read.

3/04/2017 – Barbara Eisenstein’s Weeding Wild Suburbia blog includes a lovely post about the TPF Garden Tour. Read.

3/03/2017 – A Press Enterprise (and associated papers) story highlights best spots for wild flowers and TPF Wild Flower Hotline Coordinator Lorrae Fuentes, and includes a short video with TPF Horticulturist Steve Singer. Read and watch.

March 2017 – KPCC’s Events blog includes and info about our upcoming Garden Tour. Read.

March 2017 – TPF tops the list of links to California Wildflower Websites on Sandy Steinman’s Natural History Wanderings blog. Read.

March 2017 Arroyo magazine includes TPF in a piece on public gardens, info on our Poppy Day sale, and an excellent article by Ilsa Setziol on native plants for shady spots. Read.

March/April 2017 – Westways magazine spotlights our Garden Tour as one of five best spring events! Read. Westways_March17

2/25/2017 – Reporter Suzanne Sproul, writing for the Los Angeles Daily News (and San Bernardino County Sun, among others), focuses on hummingbirds with guidance from TPF’s Lili Singer.  Read.

1/21/2017 The Eastsider blog details our partnership with Taking the Reins to teach at-risk girls about native flora and re-wild the L.A. River. Read.

1/18/2017 – The Los Angeles Times quotes TPF’s Lili Singer on the perils of gardening in wet soil. Read.

1/18/2017 – An Associated Press Story, picked up the New York Times, Washington Times, ABC News and others, discusses the new book, The Gottlieb Native Garden, and the Gottliebs’ beautiful landscape, and includes TPF’s Kitty Connolly. Read.

1/07/2017 – From the Los Angeles Times – TPF’s Lili Singer discusses hummers and native plants in two upcoming talks. Read.

12/13/2016 The Center for Community Change features our partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. Read 

1/01/2016 – LAUSD Daily features the school garden TPF helped design and install at Narbonne High School. Read.

9/20/2016 – On KPPC’s AirTalk with Larry Mantle, Lili Singer discusses lawns, water conservation and alternative ideas for the landscape. Listen.  

9/08/2016 – Heather King writes about her recent TPF class and nursery visit in Angelus. Read  

6/23/2016 – Genny Arnold discusses California native bulbs with North State Public Radio host Jennifer Jewell.  Listen

7/08/16Concurrent: Theodore Payne Foundation plays a major role in the Los Angeles Public Art Biennial, CURRENT:LA Water. Concurrent talks at the Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley on Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm. Read press release

6/30/16 – The Theodore Payne Foundation was pleased to support the first Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Sustainable Garden Tour. Read about it in the Larchmont Chronicle.  Read

4/29/2016 – The Horticult blog profiles ten favorite plants seen on the Garden Tour. Read.

4/14/2016 – Gayle Anderson of KTLA visited with Kitty Connolly at the Foundation to find out more about Poppy Days. Read

4/06/2016 – Kitty Connolly talks with KPFK’s Pam Wilson about the Theodore Payne Foundation and the virtues of native plants. Listen.

4/05/2016 – Erik Knutzen shares his 2016 garden tour experience on his Root Simple blog. Read.

4/01/2016 – The Los Angeles Times’ Lisa Boone interviews Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour coordinator Margaret Oakely Otto who explains the way sustainable gardens enlarge our outdoor experience. Read

3/29/2016 – The Kind Life blogger Alicia Silverstone thinks the Garden Tour is a great way to spend the day! Read.

3/29/2016 – Houzz visits ten magnificent gardens from this year’s tour! Read.

3/25/2016 – KTLA’s preview of the Native Plant Garden Tour with the delightful Gayle Anderson. Read

3/18/2016 – Los Angeles Times’ 2016 guide to spring garden tours in Southern California. Read.

3/17/2016 – Pasadena Weekly considers the advantages of native plants and visits three homes on this year’s garden tour.  Read.

March 2016 – Garden Design shows off some of the fine gardens on this year’s native plant garden tour.  Read.

3/7/2016 – Garden Betty – blogs about native plants, TPF, and the Native Plant Garden Tour. Read.

2/28/2016 – The Los Angeles Times – highlights the Native Plant Garden Tour. Read.

2/25/2016 – The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin – interviewed Kitty Connolly about spring wildflowers.  Read.

2/24/2016 – KPCC –
Kitty Connolly comments on MWD’s plan to shelf their cash-for-grass program. Read.

2/9/2016 – The Nature of Cities – Board Member Stephanie Pincetl and Kitty Connolly
write about transforming the urban landscape. Read.

1/11/2016 – Marketplace (American Public Radio) – Lili Singer on going lawnless in L.A. Read and listen.

11/16/2015 – Los Angeles Daily News – TPF’s Genevieve Arnold and Madena Asbell discuss conservation of California native plant seed. Read.

11/7/2015 – Dedication of new La Fetra Nature Education Center and Gardens at TPFRead the press release.

10/26/2015 – New York Times – TPF Board and Staff members weigh in on the changing face of California gardens.  Read.

10/12/2015 – Pasadena News Now – PCC Green Landscaping class supported by TPF. Read.

10/2015 – L.A. Weekly, Best of L.A. – “Best Native Plants”  Read.

9/10/2015 – KPCC’s Off Ramp – Madena Asbell talks about milkweed and monarch butterflies. Listen.

9/2/2015 – Voice of America — VOA TV visits the Theodore Payne Foundation to talk about native plants. Read.

7/13/2015 – KPCC – Lili Singer discusses lawn replacement with Patt Morrison on Air Talk. Listen.

6/1/2015 – San Fernando Valley Business News – feature on the TPF Nursery Read (by subscription only).

5/21/2015 – KPCC – Science reporter Sanden Totten reports on lawns and lawn watering. Listen.

5/13/2015 – KPCC – Environment reporter Jed Kim covers native plants with Kitty Connolly highlighting garden-worthy natives – click on the audio icon. Listen.

5/12/2015 – Malibu Surfside News – Report on Lili Singer’s presentation to the Malibu Garden Club. Read.

5/8/2015 – La Canada Valley Sun -“LCF resident Lisa Novick is among Green Leadership awards recipients,” Sara Cardine – Read.

4/30/2015 – Los Angeles Times – “Bird L.A. Day to showcase Los Angeles County’s avian abundance,” Martha Groves – Read.

4/30/2015 – KTLA – Gayle AndersonVisiting two Landscaping for Resilience gardens. Watch.

4/20/2015 – LA Times – TPF’s works with middle school students to develop a conservation ethic. Read.

4/9/2015 – La Canada Valley Sun – story by Sara Cardine – “Reality weeds out watering myths” – Read.

 4/6/2015 – KCRW’s Which Way LA? – Report on drought and lawns with Lili Singer among the guests – Listen.

4/6/2015 – The Santa Clarita Valley Signal – Conversion of Newhall yard to native plant garden – Read.

3/26/2015 – KTLA – Drought Tolerant Plant Sale, 03/14/2015 Watch.

Los Angeles Times – Spring garden tour season in Southern California is ready to bloom. Read.

3/12/2015 – Los Angeles Daily News – Must-see garden tour – Read.

3/13/2015 – Los Angeles Daily News – Wild Flower Hotline – Read.

1/31/2015 – Los Angeles Times – TPF weighs in on the future of gardening. Read.

1/29/2015 – KCET – TPF joins effort to restore Los Angeles River – Read.

12/11/2014 Los Angeles Times – Gardeners, nurseries struggle to adapt as drought cuts their business. Read.

11/16/2014 Christian Science Monitor – Three years into drought, Californians adapt to a drier way of life (+video). Read and watch.

10/19/2014 Bell Tsou /Channel 18 – Video tour of TPF featuring seed cultivation with Genny Arnold. Watch.

10/19/2014 Bell Tsou /Channel 18 – Video tour of TPF including Tim Becker, Kitty Connolly, Flora Ito, and Lisa Novick. Watch.

10/16/2014 Los Angeles Times – More California gardeners go native. Read.

6/26/2014 Modern Hiker – all about about hiking on TPF’s Wildflower Hill  – Read.

3/20/2014 NPR – Marketplace – Adriene Hill interview with Lili Singer  on TPF and  drought-resistant gardens. Listen.

2/15/2014 KPCC’s “Take Two” – Alex Cohen interview with Lili Singer on TPF, drought and gardening with CA native plants. Listen.

March 2014 issue  Sunset Magazine – Coverage of Wildflowering L.A. (Link not available.)

1/16/2014 LA Daily News, Pasadena Star News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin  – Josh Siskin on Theodore Payne Nursery – Read.

1/09/2014 LA Daily News, Pasadena Star News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin – Sandra Berrera on Wildflowering L.A. Read.

Winter/Spring 2014  L.A. Arboretum “Exploring the Arboretum” magazine – Cover story on Wildflowering L.A. project, plus piece (page 6) by Lili Singer on growing wildflowers at home. Read.

2/8/2014 SGV Tribune, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, etc. – Lili Singer quoted and photos provided by Genny Arnold and Lili for story on fire followers.  Read.

4/4/2014 Los Angeles Magazine Five things to see on the Theodore Payne garden tour. Read.

October 2012 – Topanga Police Station gets a new native garden  Watch.

2/6/2012 La Canada Valley Sun – TPF protects native habitat – Read.

1/19/2012 New York Times – Genevieve Arnold featured in story about flower seed – Read.

1/1/2012 Los Angeles Times – TPF President Cassy Aoyagi is quoted – Read.

2012 KCRW – Saul Gonzalez talks to Lili Singer about Toyon, the shrub picked by the City of Los Angeles to be L.A.’s official native plant. Listen.

2012 LA Weekly Best of LA: Best Native-Plant Horticulture Classes Los Angeles  – Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants – Read.

2011 and forward  KPCC – multiple radio interviews with TPF at 89.3fm – KPCC

6/16/2010 – TPF  featured – Read