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  • Handmade gifts fit for a first lady

    Handmade gifts fit for a first lady
    Caleb Siemon peered into the gaping glow of the furnace and, with a few careful turns of his blowpipe, deftly gathered a fist-sized blob of molten glass, just as he has thousands of times. His hands, as leathered and cracked as a sunbaked saddle from 10...
  • Earth Day gets big chains' attention

    Earth Day gets big chains' attention
    To celebrate Earth Day, April 22, mass-market retailers Anthropologie and Target are offering eco-friendly, easy-on-the-pocketbook styles that will land in stores by this weekend Anthropologie collaborated with Dublin, Ireland-based Edun (founded by...
  • Jasmine, the fragrant harbinger of spring

    Jasmine, the fragrant harbinger of spring
    It might happen tonight. Or tomorrow. But it won't happen gradually. It will come all at once. All over Los Angeles, the first pink buds of jasmine will erupt into sprays of new white flowers. The display will be chaste enough for a wedding arbor -- until...
  • Ode to the dandelion, jilted flower of spring

    If the dandelion didn't crop up in our lawns, we would call it a wildflower. If it did better in our vegetable gardens, we'd call it a salad leaf. If more people used it for folk cures, we'd call it a medicine. As it is, we call it a weed, and much of...
  • How to Put a Garden in a Jar

    Edon Waycott's strawberry jam tastes like strawberries, only more so. Strawberries squared. Strawberries to the nth degree. It could be that this is the way jam used to taste before we stopped making our own and started buying the processed stuff. But...
  • A veritable floral feast

    Fine, go ahead, eat the daisies, but please don't eat the daffodils. Don't eat the oleander either. Don't eat the azalea flowers or the sweet pea blossoms, the morning glory or the iris. Instead, slip into your yard this morning and pick some...
  • This season's 'it' tree

    E.H. Wilson, renowned plant hunter of the early 1900s, said Southern California grew a greater variety of plants than any other place in the United States, but even so, our region "possessed but one-half of one percent of the number it might have."...
  • After the fall

    After the fall
    On Dec. 19, 1913, the Hetch Hetchy Valley disappeared. With the stroke of a pen, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Congressional bill that authorized the construction of the O'Shaughnessy Dam. Ten years later, the Hetch Hetchy — 7 miles long and...
  • The giant of miniatures

    The giant of miniatures
    If you've ever looked at a miniature rose and wondered, "How'd they do that?" the answer is: a lifetime's work, and not by a "they," but a he. Ralph Moore. In a career spanning 77 years, the founder of Sequoia Nursery in Visalia has single-handedly...
  • 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,...
  • Stone. Water. Insect. Fish. Sunlight.

    Stone. Water. Insect. Fish. Sunlight.
    Big Two-Hearted River: Part I Nick looked down into the pool from the bridge. It was a hot day. A kingfisher flew up the stream. It was a long time since Nick had looked into a stream and seen trout. They were very satisfactory. As the shadow of the...