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Gardening

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eliminating standing water helps get rid of mosquitoes

    Eliminating standing water helps get rid of mosquitoes
    A company sprayed my neighbor's yard for mosquitoes, but when I called the company it admitted that its chemical killed all kinds of insects, including pollinators and beneficials. So I don't want to do that, but we are getting eaten alive by mosquitoes...
  • The joy of crafting food is a little miracle we can tap into again

    Images from my Instagram feed slide down the screen: glistening fruit in jars, pickles floating in dill-sprigged brine, wonky handcrafted breads, vinegars infused with herbs from the garden, tomato sauce put up in old wine bottles. Everybody proudly...
  • 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...
  • On Gardening: Stunning blue bog sage lures birds and bees

    On Gardening: Stunning blue bog sage lures birds and bees
    A great purple hairstreak, one of the most beautiful butterflies in the United States, created quite a stir as he feasted on the nectar-rich sky-blue flowers of the bog sage. This sage, the tallest plant in our new pollinator gardens, at the Coastal...
  • Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought

    Ideas for water-wise gardening during a drought
    Home gardeners in drought-stricken Southern California face a challenge: How to keep landscapes looking good while cutting back on water use. For ideas, we're talking to landscape and garden professionals to see how they are adapting in their own yards....
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Snakes in your yard can be a healthy thing, especially if you have pests they eat

    Wildlife-loving posts on Facebook are sometimes not for faint-of-heart gardeners. Especially when they involve snakes that gardeners find in their yards. This year, my Facebook feed is populated with snake-centered posts almost daily. In...