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LACMA surprised me!

Post  Chopper on 10/13/2010, 3:53 pm

I spent the day in L.A. yesterday and my garden forum buds were the last people I thought I would be thinking about! I was supposed to meet friends but they couldn't meet until dinner so I went to the La Brea Tar Pits and LACMA (LA County Museum of Art) and I was really surprised to find the following:

They had a potato Garden in the middle of two of the buildings - this is on Wilshire on the Miracle Mile for heaven's sake! And I noticed that they used straw to build up the as the plants grew.




There was also an arbor featuring a melon - the flower looked like watermelon but I don't know. What a surprise for my little get away!




So as I was having a good time in the most populous place on the west coast I was thinking of my forum buddies! LOL.

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Post  CarolynPhillips on 10/13/2010, 4:23 pm

Wish I could of shared the moment with you.

(_)P cheers from Alabama
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Post  elliephant on 10/13/2010, 5:03 pm

Wow, cool! I haven't been there since high school. (and don't remember anything like that there back then)

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Post  Chopper on 10/13/2010, 7:17 pm

The arbor I could see, especially in its location, but the potatoes seemed so random! LOL. Just goes to show - SFG (this could easily become an SFG) can be done anywhere there is sun.

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Post  Megan on 10/13/2010, 7:19 pm

Very interesting. Wish I could make out what the entire plaque in front of the potatoes says. I can make out the title but not the rest of it. How neat!
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Post  Chopper on 10/13/2010, 11:27 pm

@Megan wrote:Very interesting. Wish I could make out what the entire plaque in front of the potatoes says. I can make out the title but not the rest of it. How neat!

I know! I thought I got a clearer shot and don't really remember what it said - was counting on the film. I will look to see if I have any better close ups of it.

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Post  CarolynPhillips on 10/14/2010, 12:04 am

I have to say-----I really like the melon Arbor. bounce


I have been wanting to make an Arbor forever with some kind
of vining veggie. I never dreamed of melons til now.
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Post  ander217 on 10/14/2010, 9:17 am

Same here, Carolyn. I'd thought of grapes, roses, and wisteria, but I wasn't sure about any of those.

My hubby has been reluctant to build my arbor, but I think if I promote it as another place for him to grow watermelons he'll be all over it. The downside is they aren't permanent, but maybe I can lure him into building it with the promise of melons, then in a couple of years sneak in something permanent. Twisted Evil

Thanks, Chopper.
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Post  Garden Angel on 10/14/2010, 9:39 am

Wow, who would of thought? what a good use of the space ! wonder if it some sort of program benifiting something?
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Post  donnainzone5 on 10/14/2010, 10:41 am

Chopper,

I wish I had known you were visiting LACMA and the Tar Pits! I work right across the street.

If anyone else decides to visit the area, please PM me. I'd love to meet fellow SFGers.
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Post  Chopper on 10/14/2010, 5:42 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:Chopper,

I wish I had known you were visiting LACMA and the Tar Pits! I work right across the street.
If anyone else decides to visit the area, please PM me. I'd love to meet fellow SFGers.

Ha! Like being surprised by the gardens, it never occurred to me and SFGers would be close! However, the decision to do the tar pits was quite last minute. I am on an "explore LA" quest having been here 40 years and knowing nothing about the city. Next time I head to that part of town I will let you know for sure. I'll bring pickles! LOL.

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Post  Megan on 10/14/2010, 8:03 pm

Are these the same ones as La Brea? I've been there, many moons ago.
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Post  Chopper on 10/14/2010, 8:28 pm

@Megan wrote:Are these the same ones as La Brea? I've been there, many moons ago.

Yes. First of all I had been to LACMA (LA County Museum of Art) before and didn't realize that they were on the same grounds as the tar pits. Pretty cool - I have been here since 1975 and never went there before. DUH!

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Post  Megan on 10/14/2010, 8:34 pm

Story of my life. I live places and it seems like I never get a chance to see all of their special places that I would like to. Makes those few I do get to all that more special, though.
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Post  Chopper on 10/14/2010, 8:41 pm

LA has some great spots but it does seem to want to keep them secret!

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Post  Megan on 10/14/2010, 9:08 pm

Visit Solvang, if you get a chance. Hope I am remembering that name right.
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Post  middlemamma on 10/15/2010, 2:09 am

Ander...would hubby get excited about Hops? Thats what we are putting on our arbor next spring... Smile I can't wait...they say some varieties grow a foot a day...and they are not one season..they are perennial.

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Post  Chopper on 10/15/2010, 2:34 pm

Found this on the LACMA web pages:

Fallen Fruit Presents EATLACMA

June 27, 2010–November 11, 2010

EATLACMA is a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics. Fusing the richness of LACMA's permanent collection with the ephemerality of food and the natural growth cycle, EATLACMA's projects consider food as a common ground that explores the social role of art and ritual in community and human relationships. EATLACMA unfolds seasonally, with artist's gardens planted and harvested on the museum campus, hands-on public events, and a concurrent exhibition, Fallen Fruit Presents The Fruit of LACMA (June 27-November 7, 2010). It culminates in a day-long event (November 7, 2010) in which over fifty artists and collectives will activate, intervene, and re-imagine the entire museum's campus and galleries. EATLACMA is curated by Fallen Fruit—David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young—and LACMA curator Michele Urton.

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