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“We need to increase intercultural understanding and communication,” says designer Justina Blakeney. “Art and design can be a bridge. I wanted to lay out that bridge and share it in my book.”

Native milkweed plants — the kind good for butterflies — are coming out of dormancy and starting to sprout, so be patient. Southern California gardeners should be able to buy narrow-leaf milkweed and perhaps a few other less-well-known native milkweeds starting in mid-April.

Meadow Carder-Vindel knows the healing effects of gardening firsthand. That’s why she opens her Mount Washington garden to others.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate some of our favorite women-owned design businesses in and around Los Angeles.

When Shawna Christian turned 50, she left her IT job and invested all her money in Tansy, a Burbank plant store. Then the pandemic hit.

Monarch butterfly populations are endangered, to the point that the 1.2 million Western monarchs counted in 1997 plummeted to fewer than 2,000 by 2020. Here are ways we can help them survive.

Courtney Warwick amplifies people of color and fashion in the plant community. You may know her from her ‘I Rap to My Plants’ merch or photo series ‘Sneakers and Plants.’

Tomatomania, Southern California’s harbinger of spring gardening for 30 years, is back with a traveling show of more than 200 tomato varieties.

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As people continue to stay at home, many first-time plant owners are looking to elevate their plant game in 2021. Here are the hot trends to watch for.

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