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Gardening

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  • Minimal pruning best choice for crape myrtles

    Minimal pruning best choice for crape myrtles
    Question: I am trying to determine whether or not to trim my crape myrtle. What is the latest thinking? Answer: Gardeners can get all in a tizzy when it comes to crape myrtle trimming, but these shrubs-to-small trees don't seem to care. Most...
  • Gardening with Fido and Fluffy can be doable and downright delightful

    Safe, friendly gardening with a pet in your household can be a difficult pastime if your yard isn't set up to handle the wear and tear from a four-footed animal who doesn't know the difference between your prized petunias and the potty. On Saturday,...
  • Jamie Durie talks 'Outback Nation', connecting with nature, CA drought

    Jamie Durie talks 'Outback Nation', connecting with nature, CA drought
    Armed with a machete, popular Australian landscape designer Jamie Durie tackles alligators and snakes along with overgrown flora in the new backyard makeover series "Outback Nation." “It's the toughest show I’ve ever worked on,”...
  • Root vegetables: Make room in the garden for these underground stars

    Root vegetables: Make room in the garden for these underground stars
    Pity the root vegetable. Tomatoes and peppers are the stars of the summer garden. They're flashy — big, purple heirloom tomatoes, or vines weighed down by softball-size fruit, or tall plants loaded with brightly colored peppers — and they...
  • Think drought gardens are dull and boring? Check this out:

    Think drought gardens are dull and boring? Check this out:
    Spring serves as a reminder of what is possible in the garden. But how can we think about planting with a clear conscience now that Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered mandatory water restrictions in California? The latest “Sunset Western Garden Book...
  • Cook's garden saves money, builds freshness into your cooking

     Cook's garden saves money, builds freshness into your cooking
    Imagine the satisfaction of walking to your deck or backyard garden, still in your pajamas perhaps, and picking the ingredients for tonight's dinner of Mexican or Italian favorites. It's totally doable. Skip a trip to the grocery store and plant a few...
  • Florists cultivate the dream bouquets of summer, one muddy day at a time

    Florists cultivate the dream bouquets of summer, one muddy day at a time
    Chicago has a perpetual, mostly unrequited longing for spring. But Heidi Joynt and her business partner Molly Kobelt are attuned to the season in a unique way. The cracking of the city's icy cocoon is the force that catapults them full-speed into long...
  • California is naturally brown and beautiful. Why are our yards green?

    California is naturally brown and beautiful. Why are our yards green?
    A few years ago, my wife and I decided to replace the mangy bit of lawn in front of our house with drought-tolerant dymondia, which was supposed to spread into an interconnected ground cover. Less water, no mowing, I thought. Easy call. But the dymondia...
  • Dwell on Design 2015 returning in style to L.A.

    Dwell on Design 2015 returning in style to L.A.
    The annual Dwell on Design show returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center May 29-31 with more than 400 exhibitors who will display thousands of products, from furniture to prefab dwelllings. The show's emphasis is on innovative, modern design, but...
  • Descanso showcases its new low-water Center Circle Garden

    Descanso showcases its new low-water Center Circle Garden
    Descanso Gardens' new Center Circle Garden, which opened Friday in La Caņada Flintridge, proves that water-wise gardens can be high on beauty while low on water and maintenance. "We wanted to educate homeowners and make changes ourselves," said Rachel...
  • Southland saying goodbye to lawns

    Southland saying goodbye to lawns
    When Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25% cut in urban water use, he declared war on the California lawn. Among the early casualties is the expanse of green that Tom Beck and his wife planted around their Arcadia home 26 years ago. “I have mixed...