Author Archives: Lisa Blackburn

Lisa Blackburn is senior editor and special projects manager in the office of communications and marketing at The Huntington.

Archives

Posted on Feb. 11, 2015 by Lisa Blackburn
0 Comment(s)
Time and time again on Top Ten lists and “best of” compilations The Huntington is named one of the best places for a first date a first kiss or a marriage proposal on bended knee. True enough...
Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
1 Comment(s)
Anyone searching for an authentic American dish to serve for Thanksgiving dinner should consider the humble succotash: it would make a hearty addition to the meal and a terrific conversation starter...
Posted on Oct. 22, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
0 Comment(s)
If you’re a garden lover in Southern California, there’s probably one thing on your mind as the fall planting season gets underway: drought. Finding ways to cut back on watering in the garden has...
Posted on Jun. 18, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
0 Comment(s)
With its tidy beds of colorful flowers and leafy plants the Herb Garden might not look like a classroom. But...
Posted on May. 27, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
0 Comment(s)
For those who enjoy both gardening and cooking (not to mention eating), cultivating an herb garden can be one of life’s most rewarding pleasures. Being able to add freshly snipped chives to a buttery...
Posted on May. 9, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
2 Comment(s)
The tender bond between mother and child is one of the most enduring themes of art, and works depicting maternal love are well represented at The Huntington. If you're visiting the galleries with your...
Posted on Apr. 25, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
9 Comment(s)
Imagine walking into your favorite garden or park and finding it completely bereft of trees. Horrifying thought, isn't it? No venerable oaks with their inviting shade, no flowering magnolias with their...
Posted on Mar. 27, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
5 Comment(s)
From ancient origins in China and Japan, the art of creating miniature bonsai trees has grown in popularity to become an international hobby. Today, bonsai reflects the nationalities, philosophies, and...
Posted on Mar. 11, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
4 Comment(s)
The Desert Garden at The Huntington holds many delights—literally thousands of them—and it's impossible to walk through the 10-acre landscape without feeling a little bit awe-struck. The sheer diversity...
Posted on Feb. 3, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
0 Comment(s)
The best way to learn about something is to talk to an expert. Or better yet, a whole bunch of them. And if you're interested in learning about camellias then you're in luck, because a whole bunch of...
Posted on Jan. 17, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
6 Comment(s)

Winter is one of the showiest seasons at The Huntington, especially in the Desert...

Posted on Jan. 7, 2014 by Lisa Blackburn
2 Comment(s)

Winter would never be considered rose season even in sunny Southern California. But if you're a rose lover who is already dreaming of a backyard bower of fragrant blooms...

Posted on Dec. 31, 2013 by Lisa Blackburn
0 Comment(s)

Anyone who lives or works in the Pasadena area knows that New Year's Day is all about roses—the annual Tournament...

Posted on Dec. 10, 2013 by Lisa Blackburn
2 Comment(s)

During the holiday season, adding some Christmas color around the house often means a quick trip to the garden center to grab a couple of red poinsettias. The foil-wrapped...

Posted on Jun. 12, 2013 by Lisa Blackburn
1 Comment(s)
A walk in the gardens. Those words usually conjure up a leisurely stroll through a beautiful landscape, with plenty of “stopping to smell the roses” along the way. Most of us would agree that there...
Posted on Mar. 15, 2013 by Lisa Blackburn
0 Comment(s)
Will you be wearing green this weekend for Saint Patrick’s Day? If so, you’ll have plenty of good company. But there will be one notable holdout: Saint Patrick himself. In the earliest known likeness...
Posted on Feb. 1, 2013 by Lisa Blackburn
2 Comment(s)
As Valentine’s Day approaches, long-stemmed red roses tend to get a lot of hype. But here at The Huntington, February is all about camellias, as thousands of flowering shrubs come into glorious full...
Posted on Aug. 24, 2012 by Lisa Blackburn
1 Comment(s)
Two men who are arguably better acquainted than anyone else with the renowned Desert Garden at The Huntington will be featured speakers at the 29th Succulent Plants Symposium on Sept. 1. The deadline...

Recent Posts

Dec. 2, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
0 Comment(s)
Home to gorgeous gardens, spectacular art, and stunning rare books and manuscripts, The Huntington also offers an impressive slate of programs ...
Nov. 25, 2020 by Lisa Blackburn
1 Comment(s)
The poet John Keats called autumn a season of "mellow fruitfulness." It is a time of ripeness and abundance that completes a life cycle begun with the first buds of spring ...
Nov. 18, 2020 by Deborah Miller
0 Comment(s)
Last year, as part of the institution's Centennial Celebration, The Huntington awarded 100 free memberships to Los Angeles-area college students. This year? We awarded 500 ...

Search Verso