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This week our SoCal Garden Clinic turns to problematic avocado trees: Question from reader Steven Klein of Malibu: In November 2011, I planted a 3-gallon Lamb Hass avocado tree on a slope with full sun about 90% of the day. Despite my ineptitude,...
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I have two orange trees that were planted 12 years ago. They bore beautiful fruit until four years ago, when my gardener pruned them rather severely. Since that pruning, no more fruit at all. But the trees appear healthy -- very green, with few...
L.A. at HomeDamaged tree repair: Can a fallen tree be replanted? When should I plant the replacement? What should I do if tree branch got ripped off? How should I prepare for the next round of winds? Arborist Rebecca Latta provides some answers....
L.A. at HomePersimmon tree: Tips for pruning, picking fruit and otherwise ensuring you have the healthiest, prettiest, most prolific persimmon tree possible....
L.A. at HomeCrape myrtle trees: Crape myrtle trees have great flowers, beautiful bark and fabulous foliage. Plus they're drought tolerant....
L.A. at HomeIt's a holiday pop quiz! Which of these plants will most likely live to see another Christmas? Which can survive in a patio pot or flower bed, and which will just end up in the compost bin no matter how......
L.A. at HomeNobody wants to live in the house with the fallen tree, squashed sedan and news truck out front. Nobody wants to learn the definition of what arborists call the âwind sail effectâ after âtree failure.â When winds whip through Southe...
As unsold holiday junk is cleared from store shelves the day after Christmas, nurseries around Southern California will be filling up with bare-root fruit trees. The thought of apricots, cherries and plums alone could make your mouth water. Put the...
Special to The TimesIT was 1973, and eccentric billionaire Jean Paul Getty was planning an ambitious folly for his property in the Palisades: a precise replica of Villa dei Papiri, a grand home destroyed in Herculaneum in AD 79, that would house his collection of Greek and...
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Flowering trees from the Southern Hemisphere make bold seasonal statements in the landscape. Follow these guidelines when planning: Selection: Do your homework. Large trees need wide berths. Smaller ones fit in tight spaces; a few will even grow in pots....
Historically, February is often our rainiest month, so it is not a busy time for gardeners. Landscapes need deep soaking rains that reach tree roots and flush harmful salts (found in irrigation water) from the soil. If you must get into a saturated garden...
Times Staff WriterRedwoods, sequoias and bristlecones. California has the tallest, the biggest and the oldest conifers in the world. To excess, add extravagance. We also have the greatest variety. The whispering forests of the Sierra and Pacific ranges are thick with pine,...
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