About: Paula Panich

I'm a writer and teacher. I live in Los Angeles, but once lived where alliums needn't be refrigerated, ever. My books include Cultivating Words: The Guide to Writing about the Plants and Gardens You Love; I will teach a class (open to the public) in the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program in April and May called Making Space: Four Writers, Four Landscapes, Four Passions (M.F.K Fisher, Chekhov, Edith Wharton, and Mary Austin).

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Posted in Gardens and Architecture, Getty Center

The Moment of Alliums

Coming this summer: Look for sculptural alliums holding their own against the dramatic architecture of the Getty Center
Coming this summer: Look for sculptural alliums holding their own against the dramatic architecture of the Getty Center

It is the week of return—of the vernal equinox, and of the shooting stars—the blue blue-violet alliums in Robert Irwin’s Central Garden at the Getty Center. We’ve been waiting. In late-ish February, green shoots began rocketing from the rich dark… More»

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      Dressed in the finest 17th century fashions, a woman personifying September shops the local market.

      This sketch of September, the rich landscape, and bountiful harvest were made for paintings of the months for Elector Maximilian I of Bavaria for a dining hall in his Munich palace.

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      Personification of September, about 1644, Joachim von Sandrart. J. Paul Getty Museum.

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