Tag: Gardens

How to Weed Your Garden

How to Weed Your Garden

| February 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

Now that we’ve finally had some real rain this winter, things are growing again.  But what’s growing best in your yard and garden at the moment may be weeds – huge bumper crops of them.  So we thought it might be time to look for advice on the best way to get rid of weeds […]

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Sustainable Garden Tour Helps GWNC Show Off Diversity, Utility of Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

Sustainable Garden Tour Helps GWNC Show Off Diversity, Utility of Drought-Tolerant Landscaping

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, June 26, the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s Sustainability Committee held its first annual Sustainable Garden Tour, highlighting 18 homes and other area locations with drought-tolerant and sustainable landscaping. Although many homes in our area still have traditional lawns, a growing number of homeowners are taking advantage of DWP rebates and climate-sensitive trends, some […]

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GWNC Sustainability Committee to Address Parkways

GWNC Sustainability Committee to Address Parkways

| June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

This hot and sunny weekend is a good time to think about how we can we make our residential landscape more sustainable and more resilient. This past week, the GWNC Sustainability Committee presented a similar question to Mike Meador of California Greenworks, a non-profit organization greening neighborhoods all over the city but concentrating on those with […]

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Nominate Sustainable Gardens for GWNC Sustainable Garden Tour

Nominate Sustainable Gardens for GWNC Sustainable Garden Tour

| May 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The Los Angeles Basin will continue to experience drought and higher temperatures for the foreseeable future.  In response, many people are removing water-intensive turf in favor of drought tolerant landscapes.  In order to help provide inspiration for those thinking of making changes, The Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Sustainability Committee will hold its first annual […]

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Blooming Magnolias

Blooming Magnolias

| February 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Magnificent magnolias are blooming now, displaying stunning white to pink flowers. The Magnolia soulangeana, or Saucer Magnolia, often called a Tulip Tree, is likely the variety we are seeing with its characteristic white to pink or purplish red, fragrant flowers. According to the Sunset Western Garden book, this Magnolia is deciduous and blooms from late winter […]

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Water-Wise Lavender Fields Front South Windsor Home

Water-Wise Lavender Fields Front South Windsor Home

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Walking along the 500 block of South Windsor these days may make you feel as if you’re in the south of France with the new aromatic lavender fields installed in the front yard of one Windsor Square home. There are 210 plants now thriving in the large front yard that for years was green lawn […]

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