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L.A. at HomeHealthyStuff.org tests 90 garden hoses, 53 gloves and other gardening equipment and finds that many contained phthalates or lead....
Top of the TicketEvery debate word between Republican Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons -- and there were a lot of them....
Retail roundup: Wedding dresses at Costco, home improvement sellers ramp up competition, more Borders closures, fast-casual restaurants see sales riseMoney & Company-- Costco is making it possible to pick up a year's supply of toilet paper and a wedding dress in the same trip. That's right, the discount warehouse chain is now hawking designer wedding dresses at 40% off retail, joining......
Can it be that goji, the supposed legendary miracle fruit of ancient Tibet, is being grown in Dinuba? Nothing is surprising when it comes to this tiny orange berry. Virtually unknown in the United States five years ago, it is now seemingly everywhere,...
When I wrote a column recently about my questions about organic produce, I expected that I'd get a lot of mail. Especially after I started with the statement: "I don't believe in organics." Organics is an article of faith for a lot of people and what I...
Few things are more beautiful than aloes in bloom, and outside of our exquisitely adapted native flora, few plants are better suited to our arid climate than this most statuesque of succulents. Yet in the last half-century, aloes have fallen from fashion....
Times Staff WriterDespite all the attention that succulents have received during this record-breaking dry spell, an eco-conscious gardener could shout "Sedum!" with all his might and still be met with a collective shrug. See . . . what? SEE-dum, as in the evergreen...
Special to The TimesWhat sort of image comes to mind when you hear the phrase "green architecture"? If you're like most people, it's a forgettable one. For nearly all of its history, green architecture has been associated in the public imagination with earnest, uninspired...
Days are getting short and nights cool, but keep on planting because it's still the best season for just about anything, including spring bulbs and California natives. Save a weekend or two for tidying up because it's almost time to tuck in the garden for...
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....
Times Staff WriterMatisse liked to pump up the color of his subjects, but when it came to geraniums, the flowers beat him to it. They were already as red as red could get without turning orange. The same color might have been too much for another plant, but the geranium...
The Columbus DispatchScotts Miracle-Gro has removed phosphorus from its popular Turf Builder line of lawn fertilizer to help reduce the type of harmful algae blooms that have plagued waterways such as Grand Lake St. Marys and Lake Erie. The Marysville maker of lawn-and-...
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