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A GROWING PASSION: The Big Bloom

Airs Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 08:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, July 15 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

Come along with Host Nan Sterman (pictured) on an armchair tour of Southern C...

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Above: Come along with Host Nan Sterman (pictured) on an armchair tour of Southern California's amazing wildflower "super bloom" of winter 2018/2019.

KPBS Presents Season 7 of A GROWING PASSION With 6 Episodes

Come along on an armchair tour of Southern California's amazing wildflower "super bloom" of winter 2018/2019.

A Sight to Behold

Did you know that a Super Bloom only occurs once a decade and sometimes even once a lifetime? Did you know that wildfire scan foster these amazing floral blooms? Host Nan Sterman takes us on an incredible tour to witness the extraordinary blooming of Southern California's beautiful flowers.

We start, with a day hike through the rolling wilds of Riverside County, accompanied by a scientist who is a California wildflower expert.

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Come along with Host Nan Sterman (left) on an armchair tour of Southern California's amazing wildflower "super bloom" of winter 2018/2019.

We visit Anza Borrego Desert with a local naturalist, explore the fringes of urban Poway, and accompany field biologists monitoring wildflowers and other plants repopulating fire-ravaged Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Photo credit: Courtesy of AGP Productions, LLC

Come along with Host Nan Sterman (right) on an armchair tour of Southern California's amazing wildflower "super bloom" of winter 2018/2019.

Everywhere we go, you'll be amazed and delighted by the diversity of annual flowers in explosive bloom.

Pinks and, oranges, purples and yellows, blues, golds, and whites blanket the desert floor and show up in patches amidst the chaparral and coastal sage scrub.

Photo credit: Courtesy of AGP Productions, LLC

Come along with Host Nan Sterman (pictured) on an armchair tour of Southern California's amazing wildflower "super bloom" of winter 2018/2019.

Their bright blooms shine against the charcoal covered mountains, already showing a fringe of recovery green.

Along the way, we learn how and why big blooms happen, see the pollinators whose presence ensures seeds for the plants' future generations, and learn how to protect the fragile ecosystems while enjoying the beauty of the big blooms.

Watch On Your Schedule:

Episodes of A GROWING PASSION will be available for streaming on demand following the broadcast. All past seasons are available on demand now.

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A GROWING PASSION is on Facebook, and you can follow @GrowingPassion on Twitter. Share photos and follow the series on Instagram.

About The Series:

From earth-friendly and water-wise gardens to organic foods and habitat restoration, San Diegans demand options that protect our health, feed our communities and protect our natural resources. Hosted by Nan Sterman, A GROWING PASSION explores backyard food production, major horticultural growers, low-water landscapes and sustainable practices around the home and in the garden.

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