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Times Staff WriterON the face of it, the Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science is merely spectacular, one of perhaps 100 vaulting glasshouses open to the public across the country. But step inside after it opens Friday at the Huntington Library, Art...
Special to The TimesDAHLIA aficionado Pat Cunningham likes to say he has either 40 years of experience or one year of experience 40 times over. Either way, he has grown hundreds of varieties of the flower in his Manhattan Beach garden and developed his own hybrids, including...
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APRIL 18 Native plants: The South Coast chapter of the California Native Plant Society presents its 15th annual spring garden tour led by landscape consultants and designers Ric Dykzeul and Tony Baker. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. $20 to $25. Reservations: (310)...
Special to The TimesIt's just grass, but don't tell Sheldon Lodmer, for whom the sight of a well-kept lawn borders on the transcendental. "It's very peaceful. It reminds me of openness and cleanness," says Lodmer, whose home in the hills above Malibu's Zuma Beach is...
OCT. 4 Native plants: Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants hosts its annual Fall Festival featuring discounts on hundreds of California native trees, shrubs, ground covers, flowering perennials and shade plants. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30...
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MARCH 28 Cymbidium show: San Gabriel Valley branch of the Cymbidiun Society of America hosts an orchid show with potting demonstrations and an orchid sale. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28 and 29. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N....
MARCH 14 Native plants: Bruce Pavlik, professor of biology at Mills College and author of "The California Deserts: An Ecological Rediscovery," lectures on "Ecological Histories of the Desert." 10 to 11:30 a.m. $20 to $30. That is followed by Louise...
FEB. 7 Backyard retreats: Debra Prinzing, author of "Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways," shares her ideas on how to create a personal backyard destination. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford St.,...
Times Staff WriterRichard H. Goodwin, a pioneering land preservationist and early president of the Nature Conservancy who negotiated the conservation group's first land purchase in California, a 3,000-acre stretch of virgin forest along the state's northern coast, has...
Santa Catalina Island is home to 400 species of native plants. Here are some suggestions for visitors who want to experience the island's botanical bounty. Getting there Ferry: Catalina Express docks in Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point; (800) 481-...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterStyle of turf. The first place to start is with the type of turf. Tall fescue is the most drought-tolerant of the main types of popular lawn grasses. Bahia, centipede or buffalo grasses also require less water. Cut higher. Cutting the blades higher, to 3...
Whether you want manzanita to be your garden's main event or just a side attraction, there are plenty of resources to get you started. And with more than 200 types of species and cultivars at your disposal, it will be quite a show: Planting season: Now...
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