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Gardening

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  • Secret tips to growing showstopping dahlias

    Secret tips to growing showstopping dahlias
    What is it about dahlias that generates such passion in gardeners? "Their diversity and the way they make people smile," explains Robert Papp, president of the South Coast Dahlia Society. "There's always something for everybody." Look for Papp's...
  • Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families

    Arte de Mexico expands but still relies on network of artisan families
    A dead-end street in North Hollywood is an unlikely place to find a mecca of handcrafted design, but it exists. Arte de Mexico's North Hollywood showroom, open seven days a week, recently has expanded to about 250,000 square feet of space, up from 200,...
  • Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener

    Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener
    Jeanne Nolan still remembers when the light bulb went on. She was a Winnetka teenager trying to find her purpose and "really into the environment," Nolan says, "when nobody was talking about being 'green.' But I thought, 'Doesn't anyone on the North Shore...
  • Revitalize The Garden's Flavors And Flora For Fall

    This time of year, the garden is becalmed. Once lush and colorful beds are in the doldrums — hot, airless and not going anywhere. And no, you can't jump ship; it's time to do something about it. The growing season has weeks — months —...
  • Reusing broken concrete isn't too hard

    Pasadena-based landscape designer Laramee Haynes often reuses pieces of broken concrete in gardens as an alternative to pouring a slab of concrete. "Broken concrete can be reused over and over again," Haynes said. "It has a very organic quality." Haynes...
  • Meet the monarchs' magical milkweeds and the harmless bugs that feed on their seeds; and thorny olive to avoid

    Today, you meet milkweeds, the only food source for monarch caterpillars — and the harmless milkweed bugs that frequent the plants. You also meet the not-so-nice invasive thorny olive. The insight comes courtesy Helen Hamilton, author of...
  • Space-saving tips for decorating a very small apartment

    Space-saving tips for decorating a very small apartment
    With micro-apartments on the rise, micro-decorating is following right behind. More and more people are finding themselves in tighter spaces and aren't forgoing design for the smaller footprint. On a recent project, I was challenged to design a 350-...
  • Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels

    Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels
    As boys, Kevin Lane in Kansas City, Kan., and Shev Rush in South Carolina were told the same thing by guidance counselors: You are not good enough in math to go into architecture. When Lane, an advertising executive, met Rush, who does tech industry...
  • The Ecological Benefits of Being Lazy and Untidy

     
    (Photo from https://6legs2many.wordpress.com/tag/luna-moths/) When it comes to gardening, a little laziness is not a bad thing, especially in the fall. For instance, instead of clipping everything to the ground, leave seed heads on sunflowers,...
  • How native are your native plants?

    How native are your native plants?
    Nowadays, the word "native" has taken on a kind of glamour among gardeners. Many a catalog or garden center makes the adjective a selling point, often promising lower maintenance and butterflies. But how native are your native plants? And does it matter?...
  • Heavy pruning forces plants to develop full coverage

    Question: My Indian hawthorn is green on the top but bare of leaves on the bottom. Want can I do to make the plant full again? Answer: There is only one way to force plants to fill their lower portions with stems and foliage – give them a heavy...