This article sketches the horticultural climate of southern California in ca. 1900–1930, documenting a rising interest in California native plants. Influential figures in the realm of California botany and horticulture are introduced, especially Theodore Payne. Pomona College, Claremont, expresses an interest in the establishment of a botanical garden.
Lenz, Lee W.
"The Awakening Years,"
Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/aliso/vol9/iss1/7
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