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Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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  • Playful -- and permeable -- paving patterns

     
    Steve Gerischer turned a pile of rubble into this beautifully-patterned (and permeable) driveway. The owner of Larkspur Garden Design used recycled brick and broken concrete salvaged from job sites to install a floral-inspired tapestry over his 14-by 40-...
  • January -- time to stop and prune the roses

     
    As most gardeners know, rose bushes do best if they are pruned in the winter -- January and February to be precise. But even experienced gardeners can find proper rose pruning a thorny problem.Fortunately, demonstrations on Jan. 9 at two public gardens...
  • The Dry Garden: Foraging for mushrooms after the rain

     
    Mushroom experts tend to crop up in places with more than 15 inches of rain a year. As such, you won't find a dedicated fungi guide for Southern California. We do, however, have local mycologist Florence Nishida Hendler. This resident expert at the...
  • Garden gifts from the Los Angeles Arboretum

     
    No trip to see the horticultural wonders at the Los Angeles County Arboretum is complete without a stop in the Garden & Gift Shop to peruse the latest botanic-themed products. Manager Marc Hall stocks everything from plants and postcards to peacock...
  • Get lost with the kids at the L.A. Arboretum, but register soon for the family fun

     
    Sure, your kid has a Facebook page and can program your Tivo, but would he or she know what to do if they got lost in the outdoors? Without a cellphone? See what happens on Feb. 27, when families get “lost” at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and...
  • Arboretum's next permaculture class is set for March 7

     
    Jill Berry, program manager at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, says young urbanites have turned out "in droves" to the botanical garden's "Introduction to Permaculture" classes. The next workshop on March 7 will be led by botanist Caitlin Bergman, who...
  • Learn vegetable gardening by the square foot

     
    When Jo Ann Carey was diagnosed as pre-diabetic a few years ago, she was told to eat more vegetables. After reading Mel Bartholomew's book "All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space," she was inspired to do more -- she wanted to grow them. In...
  • Veggie gardening by the square foot

     
    When Jo Ann Carey, above, was diagnosed as pre-diabetic a few years ago, she was told to eat more vegetables. After reading Mel Bartholomew's book "All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space," she was inspired to do......
  • The Dry Garden: What to do with exotic plants at Arboretum

     
    Los Angeles was sold to the world as the place where anything grew. As if to prove it, more than 10,000 exotic plants were tested last century on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Arcadia. “The original notion was...
  • 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...
  • 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."...