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Botany

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  • The Dry Garden: Stunning flannel bush comes with prickly problems

     
    Some years ago, the website of Native Sons Nursery had a photograph of a California flannel bush that had been trained to grow along a garden wall. Each bloom in a spangle of flowers was the size of a teacup.......
  • The Dry Garden: Southern California's most interesting experiment in water-wise landscaping

     
    Spotting a pumpkin identified as a gourd prompted Leigh Adams to write John Lyons. She was (and is) an expert in gourd-craft as well as the artist-in-residence at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Lyons, whose website carried......
  • A new California garden book from three top horticulturalists

     
    Carol Bornstein, David Fross and Bart O'Brien, three of Calfiornia's star horticulturalists, got together to write a new book, Reimagining the California Lawn....
  • The Dry Garden: 'Reimagining the California Lawn'

     
    Maybe you want to remove your lawn. Maybe you want to shrink it to make way for flowers, food plants or a shade tree. Maybe you don't know what you want. A new book written by three of California's most......
  • The Dry Garden: Meet Hesperoyucca whipplei, those white floral spires rising on hillsides

     
    This is the time of year when even those hostile to the idea of water rationing in the garden have their heads turned by what nature has created without sprinklers. Rising from the untended hills of Southern California are spires......
  • The Dry Garden: A tip of the hat to a quiet force of nature named Lili Singer

     
    On March 5, what has amounted to a year-long birthday party will conclude with a gala at Descanso Gardens. Everyone with $75 and a love of native plants is welcome to attend a shindig marking the 50th year of the......
  • Engelmann oaks, better than beautiful

     
    The former librarian at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden doesn't remember exactly when the visitor wandered into her office and let drop that he was a descendant of George Engelmann. What Joan De Fato does remember is......
  • The Dry Garden: Fans of native plants have reason to cheer at Nopalito nursery

     
    The potential for gardeners here to conserve water while glorying in the California experience is as big as the state. Yet most of us don't seize it. According to local water managers, the problem is "capacity." By capacity, they refer......
  • Datebook: Events, classes, exhibits for the week ahead

     
    We've listed select home> and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 75 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links,......
  • $100 million-plus for Huntington will be largest cash gift in institution's history

     
    The suspense is over. Now that the late Frances Brody’s other heirs have received their shares of her fortune, the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has a much clearer idea of its own windfall from the L.A. art......
  • Charles Bukowski at the Huntington

     
    The Huntington's Charles Bukowski exhibit opened Saturday; the library owns both a Gutenberg Bible and the papers of the Los Angeles poet, who died in 1994. "The Huntington is perceived as a conservative institution, but it's really not," David S.......