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  • The Dry Garden: Helping plants survive a heat wave

     
    When it’s hot and plants wilt, the solution is to water, right? Not necessarily. As Southern California cools down from record heat this week, four horticulturists offered their thoughts on how to help your garden survive the kind of temperatures that...
  • The Dry Garden: At the new Grow Native Nursery, West L.A. finally gets its source for California plants

     
    For many Southern Californians, switching from a conventional landscape to a native plant garden starts on the freeways. The best nurseries can be a long drive away. Only in recent years have some native plant outposts crept into relatively central...
  • How to grow native plants in containers

     
    Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont displays the ravishing beauty of California's wild plants. But the setting is so operatic, it can be hard to imagine this flora on a smaller stage, say, a patio or apartment balcony. Unless you happen upon a...
  • The Dry Garden: More drought ahead?

     
    We’ve been getting mixed messages about whether or not we need to conserve water. On one hand, we had a decent local rain year. Last week, the state Legislature pulled a water bond from the November ballot that would have driven statewide conservation.....
  • The Dry Garden: Matilija poppies take the stage, showgirls of Southern California slopes

     
    Two unrelated and equally magical things happen in Southern California in late May and early June. By night, courting mockingbirds sing all night. By day, the Matilija poppies begin their all-too-fleeting bloom. The shame is, while most everyone who...
  • New Butterfly Pavilion to open Saturday at Claremont's Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

     
    When students from L.A.'s West Adams Preparatory High School received an early morning preview of the new Butterfly Pavilion at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont on Wednesday, most of the butterflies were napping. “It’s a double-edged...
  • Huntington raises $243 million in six-year campaign

     
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is announcing Monday that it has raised an estimated $243 million – surpassing its target of $175 million – during a six-year campaign that was the most comprehensive in its history. Money....
  • The Dry Garden: Plant guru Peter Raven on how climate change will prompt change at home

     
    As the program had it, the ceremony at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont was to honor Peter Raven. But those who came away from Sunday’s event might be forgiven for believing that Raven, the man Time magazine called a “hero for the pla...
  • Green thumbs go greener: L.A. Garden Show this weekend offers conservation tips

     
    Concerns about sustainability and water conservation are shaping the annual L.A. Garden Show at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. How can you reduce your carbon footprint and water bill while maintaining a healthy garden? The Arboretum...
  • Tree-lined history on Edisto Island, S.C.

    Tree-lined history on Edisto Island, S.C.
    Silvery Spanish moss embraces giant live oaks that line the road, touching overhead to create a cathedral ceiling. Their lacy patterns change constantly, on rare moments becoming thick enough to blot out the sun and surround the cars and passengers...
  • Home and garden events in Southern California

    FEB. 14 Design class: Landscape designer Laramee Haynes will discuss how to create beautiful spaces using native plants, well-placed shade trees and other more elements. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants,...