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Botany

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  • The haute bamboo

    The haute bamboo
    THEY are traipsing around Cliff Sussman's home in La Verne, navigating a steep hillside that's wildly overgrown with bamboo -- scores of tropical and subtropical species spreading underground, thick cones and tender new shoots poking up as robust mature...
  • Glendale yard cops are at it again

    Here we go again, back to my favorite place in all of Southern California -- the city where no good deed goes unpunished. Glendale. This time it's not about the ban on frontyard fences, or a threatened $347,000 fine for a little tree trimming. This time...
  • Native plants could bounce back, or disappear

    Thousands of hungry goats roamed Catalina as recently as a decade ago, gobbling every green leaf and shrub in sight, the island's de facto brush clearance program. After years of angst-filled debate over the voracious nonnative goat population, the...
  • Burnt park not down for the count

    The fire that engulfed almost a quarter of Griffith Park was brought under control Wednesday, but not before destroying familiar natural landmarks and leaving hillsides charred and barren. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday evening that the fire...
  • Landscape rules on how much lawn is enough differ by city

    Landscape rules on how much lawn is enough differ by city
    KEEPING that thick, verdant blanket of grass watered in these dog days of summer is about as economical and conservation-minded an enterprise as gassing up the family SUV for the weekly commute or a long-distance vacation. It costs a bundle, and pretty...
  • Talks on flowers, gardens and L.A. architecture

    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...
  • Raising plants, and hopefully cash, in Santa Barbara

    Raising plants, and hopefully cash, in Santa Barbara
    When a wildfire swept into the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden last May, it left behind a smoldering mountain of debris. Except for one shovel, flames destroyed every tool the gardeners had accumulated over 83 years. Thousands of plants were gone, and...
  • Richard Goodwin, 96; noted environmentalist

    Richard 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...
  • Beyond Natives

    We've all heard the mantra "Grow California native plants," and with good reason. They require less irrigation, can withstand tough conditions and generally don't require much maintenance -- all good traits for gardeners facing diminishing water supplies,...
  • Drought-gardening resources

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: For the last four years it has developed programs with information about landscaping, irrigation upgrades, resource guides, grants and retailers of California-friendly plants. To learn how to adjust your...
  • Step right in ...

    Chalk it up to climate or to pride of ownership, but Southern California has exceptionally vibrant home, garden and architecture tours. At movie palaces in downtown Los Angeles as well as wildflower patches in our farthest-flung suburbs, doors and gates...