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Gardening

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  • At El Sereno Community Garden, planting seeds of change for urban L.A.

     
    Community Gardens Dispatch No. 35: El Sereno, Los Angeles When a late-night hit-and-run driver recently crashed into El Sereno Community Garden’s just-completed retaining wall, co-founder Marie Salas was on the case. She took pictures. She collected...
  • The Dry Garden: In the backyard with Yvonne Savio, head of the L.A. master gardener program

     
    Color is everywhere. Fruit is all around. But the most persistent sensation to be experienced in Yvonne Savio's garden is softness. The soil is so springy, so voluptuous that you could fall into it and come up laughing -- provided......
  • The Dry Garden: L.A. banned gas-powered leaf blowers, but the sound of failure is still loud and clear

     
    What would you do if a neighbor came to you and asked, "For 20 minutes every week, may I turn on your vacuum cleaner, smoke detector and garbage disposal and run them all at once?" Holding that thought, consider if......
  • Growing food and recycling trash into garden tools

     
    More people are interested in growing their own food, said Yvonne Savio, manager of the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program. "There is so much more interest in gardening now because of the economy and issues with...
  • Gifts inspired by the Oscars: 'The Kids Are All Right'

     
    This is going to be a crazy week as Hollywood gets ready for Sunday's Academy Awards. So we thought why not use some of the nominees as inspirations for any gifts you're looking for this week? First up, "The Kids......
  • In the garden: Grower with Parkinson's sees opportunities, not obstacles

     
    "Life is all about how you handle Plan B," says Sherri Wolf, edging her wheelchair closer to snip at a hanging leaf on a rose bloom, her hands trembling slightly but her speech clear, her eyes steady. It’s one of......
  • At Proyecto Jardín, gardening without fences

     
    Community Gardens dispatch No. 21: El Proyecto Jardín, Boyle Heights This project behind White Memorial Hospital is unusual among L.A. community gardens. It's both community and communal -- no private plots, no fences, no fees. The one-third acre is...
  • The Dry Garden: Picking the perfect fence

     
    UPDATED: Share some inspiration and upload your own photo of a beautiful, clever or creative fence to our reader-driven picture gallery. The iconic images of Los Angeles sold to the world typically involve palm trees, beaches and freeways. Those of......
  • Judge places California's global warming program on hold

     
    A San Francisco superior court judge has put California's sweeping plan to curb greenhouse gas pollution on hold, saying the state did not adequately evaluate alternatives to its cap-and-trade program. In a 35-page decision, Judge Ernest H. Goldsmith said...
  • The Dry Garden: A preview of the Theodore Payne native garden tour

     
    The problem with selling native plants in garden centers is that the natives are reluctant seducers. For much of the autumn and winter -- prime planting months in California -- they’re discreet. Their foliage comes in the understated colors of......
  • Stephen Orr, Martha Stewart's garden guru, looks for beauties with brains in 'Tomorrow's Garden'

     
    In Stephen Orr's new book, “Tomorrow's Garden: Design and Inspiration for a New Age of Sustainable Gardening,” the key word for many readers will be "design." The book is proof that gardeners can take so many different paths in making......