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Time to plant

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Devon Gonzalez stands on the path in the backyard garden at the Venice home she shares with Kip Smith off Marco Place.The house and garden are part of the annual Venice Garden and Home Tour on Saturday, May 5. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
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In a V shaped, 26 inch black planter filled with Roger’s Gardens potting soil, eight Acorus ‘Ogon’ surround a single Cordyline ‘Red Sensation’. (Don Kelsen / LAT)
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A salvia plant grows through a wooden fence in Debbie Richmond’s front yard garden which is filled with California native plants at her steel and glass house on the corner of Linden and Victoria Avenues in Venice. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
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A Century Plant of the agave family is a giant in Kip Smith’s backyard garden. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
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The unique fountain made of iron which has rusted is the highlight of Kip Smith’s backyard garden. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
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Debbie Richmond’s front garden is filled with California native plants in front of her steel and glass house in Venice. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
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Kumquats from a potted plant on the patio frame the entrance to the “woods” on the property. (Annie Wells / LAT)
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Gardener Victor Lang plants the front yard border. (Annie Wells / LAT)
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A single orchid stem adds color to a dwarf citrus tree in Tim Stepeck’s backyard garden in Venice. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
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The home of Kristin Smith in Pacific Palisades and her garden features a 700-pound hand-carved Buddha. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
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The home of Kristin Smith in Pacific Palisades and her garden. Kristin is photographed in the front of her home with the pond: she is trying to create an environmental nature center that attracts hummingbirds and dragonflys. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
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