Jim Folsom is the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington.

Just What Bugs Us

In times past, nature delivered challenges in an orderly manner. Every few years we’d hear about a remarkable new pest or disease that threatened whole populations of plants throughout Southern California. Remember the Eugenia psyllid in 1988 that left entire hedgerows with pocked and distorted leaves? Or the Giant Whitefly … Continue reading

MR. HUNTINGTON’S GARDEN | Fallingwater West

MR. HUNTINGTON’S GARDEN | Fallingwater West

Another post in a series about Mr. Huntington’s Garden by the botanical director of The Huntington. Large-scale geological features take time, like millions of years. Natural streams and waterfalls emerge after tens of thousands of years of weathering, erosion, and plant colonization. But if you are in a hurry, a … Continue reading