| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A tuft of poppies growing underneath a streetlight in the Hollywood Hills blasts unexpected color along the sidewalk, but the real surprise rests behind the tall ficus hedge, inside Judy Horton’s 1925 cottage.
When the garden designer and plant...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama set a high bar for approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, declaring for the first time that he would let the project go forward only if it does not “significantly increase” emissions of greenhouse...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:23 PM
The faded newspaper clipping shows a small girl with a wide smile, holding a gigantic head of lettuce. The girl is me, in 1964. The lettuce was a prize-winning product of my first elementary school garden.
That ancient photo — emailed to me this...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Couples have been getting married in gardens for ages, but recently they’re doing more than just taking their vows amid lush, verdant settings.
From planting heirloom lettuces and fruits for their wedding dinner to gifting guests with homemade...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
With its view of the Hollywood sign and handsome brown facade, Annette Gutierrez’s 1908 house would read like a classic L.A. Craftsman if it were not for the chartreuse window trim, the first hint of her modern sensibilities.
| Apr 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Michelle Wong tried to hold back the tears after learning that her landlady had ripped out the goji berry planted in the backyard of her apartment in Koreatown. The shrub was head-high and starting to put out little purple and white flowers where the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:33 PM
In my Spreecast with organic gardener Christy Wilhelmi, author of the new book "Gardening for Geeks," I learned a lot: that white mildew can be treated with lactic acid, that you should never buy tall vegetable seedlings at the nursery and that...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Do you have any suggestions for drought-tolerant, kid-friendly ground cover? We've read that dymondia works well to fill in space between pavers but haven't found any talk of how well this plant works as a grass substitute, spread across a yard.
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Huauzontle: The plant, a staple in Mexico, is prized by some L.A. gardeners for its sweet young leaves and flower buds....
| May 2, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The driveway has disappeared, and in its place is a verdant entry garden. Walk past the precast concrete block wall edged with succulents, and cross a diagonal stepping stone path toward a covered veranda. A series of thresholds -- some......
| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Lauri Kranz: Garden consultant Lauri Kranz suggests crops for spring and summer, including dragon's tongue beans, Ananas Noire tomatoes and country gentleman corn....