Cara Hanstein

Cara Hanstein

Cara Hanstein is a head gardener at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. She has worked in horticulture for over 20 years. Before diving into the world of plants, she studied interior design and art in San Francisco. She loves veggie gardening and the native flora of Southern California.

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    Southern California Regional Reports

    Southern California December Garden To-Do List

    December in Southern California can still sometimes offer warmer weather, but generally we see cooler temperatures. With the holiday season upon us, it's the perfect time to reflect on the…

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    Southern California November Garden To-Do List

    The weather is finally reliably cooler now in Southern California, and our attention is shifting from heat and wind protection to tucking our gardens in with new plants and fresh…

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    The Best Australian Foliage Picks for Southern California

    The foliage of many Australian plants can add textural beauty to drought-tolerant gardens. Many have willowy leaves and dusty coloring that can add a distinctive touch to your space and…

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    Southern California October Garden To-Do List

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