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  • The Dry Garden: Previewing Theodore Payne's annual native garden tour

     
    Yes, yes, yes. We all know that native gardens save water, curb greenhouse gas pollution, save homeowners thousands a year on mow and blow fees and entitle their owners to eco-sainthood. But what do they look like? Are they beautiful? If so, are they hard...
  • Kids, grab your Flip and get ready to win $5,000 gardening challenge

     
    Eco-actress Emmanuelle Chriqui is behind a not-so-evil plot to get children to eat their carrots. And broccoli. And green beans. Chriqui and other environmentally-friendly actresses including Amy Smart, Olivia Wilde and Rosario Dawson will be among...
  • Learn vegetable gardening by the square foot

     
    When Jo Ann Carey was diagnosed as pre-diabetic a few years ago, she was told to eat more vegetables. After reading Mel Bartholomew's book "All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space," she was inspired to do more -- she wanted to grow them. In...
  • The Dry Garden: Poodles and plants on the Theodore Payne tour

     
    It was a hybrid call of the wild that Gilda Garcia heard when she decided to do a native garden in the frontyard of her North Hollywood home in 2006. As she recalled it during a mid-March visit, “The challenge was how could you mix native plants,...
  • Zainab boutique fetes luxury shoe designer Jerome Rousseau

     
    It was a small party, but a handful of L.A. fashion's most talented players — including Melissa Coker, designer for Wren, and Clayton Webster, co-designer for Cerre — showed up to toast local shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau at a......
  • The Dry Garden: Previewing more stops on the Theodore Payne garden tour this weekend

     
    You might set out on the Theodore Payne Foundation tour this weekend for righteous reasons -- to save water, or to help birds and butterflies. But the sheer beauty of Wynne Wilson’s Altadena home will have you wondering, why doesn’t everyone gard...
  • Gardening hangovers, Part 1: periwinkle

     
    Ecologist Christy Brigham stands amid willows hemming Medea Creek in the Santa Monica Mountains. The trees’ amber leaves glow in the morning light. She frowns at an ivy-like plant with violet-blue flowers. It’s blanketing a large swath of the cre...
  • Gardening hangovers, Part 2: Mexican fan palms

     
    When many of us think of Los Angeles, there’s a palm in the picture. That palm is likely Washingtonia robusta, the Mexican fan palm. Mexican fans are the remarkably tall (up to 100 feet), skinny palms with fan-shaped fronds that have towered over much...
  • Master Gardener in training: Worms are an easy-to-love fertilizer

     
    (This is one in a series of posts in which Jeff Spurrier shares his experience from a Master Gardener class.) There’s something elegantly basic about a worm -- no lungs, no ears, no eyes, no brain, simply a feeding tube that eats garbage and excretes...
  • Gardening hangovers, Part 3: fountain grass

     
    Grasses are among California’s most prolific weeds. Exotic bromes and other annual grasses now carpet millions of acres, displacing of native wildflowers, bunch grasses and shrubs. Most arrived with 19th century settlers and livestock (as contaminants...
  • Frazetta children put down their swords in $20-million art dispute

     
    The AP has an update on the Frazetta family quarrel that had put the aging artist -- and his $20-million art collection -- in a difficult and vulnerable place. Fantasy artist Frank Frazetta's children have brought their bitter dispute over......