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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,...
Amy Stewart's new book, "The Drunken Botanist," explores the plant ingredients in our favorite cocktails (and the lesser known ones too). "Every great drink starts with a plant," Stewart writes in her introduction, a section aptly titled "Aperitif." "If...
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Dear SoCal Garden Clinic, My garden, as well as many of my neighbors', is overrun by nutgrass. I have tried the product recommended by a local garden store, with not good results. It is expensive, and I tried it two times, but the nutgrass grew back...
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...
How do you revive Elijah Blue fescue, the popular blue tufted ornamental grass, if it's is looking dry and dead? Or can you? Costa Mesa reader Niki Parker wrote into to our SoCal Garden Clinic with that question. A few new shoots came up after her...
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Tara Kolla was born in Inglewood but grew up in Europe. She came back to Los Angeles, to a half-acre Silver Lake plot, where she decided to try her hand at "urban farming." Her neighbors objected, so now she mostly works other people's land, and works...
Special to the Los Angeles Times-------------------- American Canopy Trees, Forests and the Making of a Nation Eric Rutkow Scribner: 407 pp., $29 -------------------- Every book has its quirks. In the case of the newly published history "American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the...
L.A. at HomeL.A. wind storm: Were all the trees that fell critically weakened by poor human care? Now that the storm has left, will we use better sense? Choose the right species to stand up to the coming vagaries of climate change? Put them in smart places? Water...
L.A. at HomeHome and garden events are listed below. Suggest your own via reader comments. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. Due to windstorm damage, it is advisable to call ahead and make sure venues are open. Dec. 6: Marla......
L.A. at HomeOrnamental grasses: A gardeners guide to selecting and placing meadow grasses, sedges and rushes as lyrical, low-water additions to a sustainable landscape....
L.A. at HomeHome and garden events, classes and exhibitions are listed below. Suggest your own via reader comments. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. Jan. 30: Noted architect Frederick Fisher, whose recent projects include the Annenberg Community...
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