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  • Ways to lighten up on watering

    Ways to lighten up on watering
    Style 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...
  • Southern California in one day

    Here is an eclectic list of places where Travel section staffers like to take out-of-town visitors for a slice of SoCal life. The Bunny Museum, anyone? HIDDEN TREASURES IN LOW-KEY DEL REY Del Rey, an off-the-radar West Side enclave sandwiched between...
  • It's not all about the beach on Kauai

    It's not all about the beach on Kauai
    Visitors to Kauai who venture beyond the beach may be rewarded with a few hours in a town where time has slowed, at a Hindu monastery high in the hills, a small museum chronicling the history of Kauai and a garden of the gods. HANAPEPE On a typical...
  • Gardening club and Dominguez Rancho Adobe enjoy a prickly relationship

    It was a Sunday afternoon in 1974 when a black-suited Claretian missionary known as Father Pat walked into the monthly meeting of the Long Beach Cactus Club looking to make a deal. Turn the sunny dirt patch next to his home at Dominguez Rancho Adobe into...
  • ‘Botanical Serigraphs: The Gene Bauer Collection’ illustrates native California plants

    ‘Botanical Serigraphs: The Gene Bauer Collection’ illustrates native California plants
      Gene Bauer has planted close to a million daffodil bulbs in the hills behind her home in the San Bernardino Mountains. For 40 years, she opened her property for three weeks each spring, free of charge, so the public could bask in the glory of all...
  • Such resilience, such beauty

    First came the wildfires, then the questions. Providence aside, why had certain neighborhoods and houses been spared in the firestorms that ravaged Southern California? What had the builders or landscapers done that encouraged flames to stop in their...
  • One flower, infinite beauty

    DAHLIA 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...
  • Nurturing native splendor

    Nurturing native splendor
    Southern California divides into two places: the irrigated and the dry. For those of us who inhabit the irrigated place, which is most of us, our worlds are green. Our parks, lawns, hedges and flower beds are made up almost entirely of imported plants,...
  • A glorious flock

    A glorious flock
    There is a kooky poignancy to the city flower of Los Angeles. No other plant comes quite so close as the bird of paradise to having the actual aspect of an animal. It's like a bird, yes — a crane — yet what's so moving is its quality of high-...
  • 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...