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  • 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,...
  • Contractor feels the 'love' in reviving Williams' Preminger House

    Contractor feels the 'love' in reviving Williams' Preminger House
    Gary Drake of Drake Construction has been the principal contractor on six Paul Williams houses, including the 1925 American Colonial Revival residence Williams originally designed for director Otto Preminger's brother Ingo. Renovation of the 5,500-square-...
  • Refugees find peace tending global garden in Albany Park

    Refugees find peace tending global garden in Albany Park
    It could be a scene from a faraway land — women in long, colorful skirts harvesting mustard leaves, a man with a weathered face and a traditional salwar kameez beneath his suit jacket squeezing between rows — chopped, fermented daikon spread...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pinpointing avocado's ripening period takes time

    Question: I find about six avocado fruits on my 8-year-old tree. How do I know when they are ripe as I don't want them to drop to the ground? Answer: Determining when an avocado is ripe is a real puzzle that could be fun solving but you only have six...
  • August gardening calendar

    Almanac Average temperatures: High 92, low 73 Rainfall: 6.25 inches The Moon Moon phases •First quarter: Aug. 3 •Full moon: Aug. 10 •Last quarter: Aug. 17 •New moon: Aug. 25 2. Moon sign planting dates •Above...
  • 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 —...
  • Architecture of Paul Revere Williams, born 120 years ago, still 'remarkable'

    Architecture of Paul Revere Williams, born 120 years ago, still 'remarkable'
    This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of L.A. architect Paul Revere Williams. If you don't recognize the name, you know the work: The spider-like LAX Theme Building, Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and significant parts of the Beverly...
  • Home-garden events: Workshops offer tips for gardeners, hunters and kids

    Turf event Saturday features trade show Learn about the differences between organic fertilizers and synthetic fertilizers during the Virginia Cooperative Extension's Super Turf Saturday on Aug. 16. Topics for the day include soil composition, lawn...
  • 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,...