Caught in the dilemma of trying to conserve water but not wanting to look at a brown lawn, Sue Ellen Waters decided to change her [more…]
With the lack of water facing California in this fourth year of drought, “drought tolerant” gardening seems to be the phrase most bandied about, with [more…]
If you know the Brookside neighborhood, you’ll know it really is named after a brook that still meanders through the backyards of many of the [more…]
Aside from doing great work in gardens around our area and beyond, Edible Gardens LA has a beautiful tumblr documenting her work and sharing what is [more…]
A garden makeover of a South Lucerne property owned by writer Whitney Friedlander and True Blood producer Alex Woo was featured on the Gardenista blog last week and [more…]
Trees clean and cool the air. Most of us have trees in our yards that were planted before we moved in. Many of these trees [more…]
A Melrose Extreme-Make-Over? No, not nip-and-tuck one normally thinks of in the 90210, but instead, huge improvements being planned for Melrose Elementary School’s organic garden. Thanks [more…]
What is blooming in our gardens and around Larchmont Village? While the rest of the country is struggling with the polar vortex, we are lucky [more…]
Who would have thought an army of these tiny grasshopper nymphs might be living alongside us in the thriving, noisy, urban heart of Los Angeles? [more…]
You know you love this city – but sometimes you need to be reminded why. The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is giving us the opportunity [more…]
The Hancock Park Garden Club is hosting a spur-of-the-moment potted plant sale this Friday, July 12th at two area homes, from 8am-12 noon only. A [more…]
Wilshire Crest Elementary is going to be growing a whole lot of vegetables in addition to trees and a butterfly garden in new open space at the school…[Read more.]
West Nile Virus, transmitted to humans and animals by infected mosquitoes, has been found in two dead birds and six new mosquito samplings in LA County…[Read more.]
You may have noticed the sunny garden on Plymouth Boulevard, surrounded by nine pineapple guava trees and the charming antique wrought iron gate that begs [more…]
You just can’t miss the full bloom of jacarandas around the neighborhood these days. Sure, some people dislike the residue left by the purple-blue blooms, but … [Read more.]
I am a garden tour addict! No matter how many gardens I’ve seen, I never tire of looking at new ones. I always learn something new and return home inspired to improve my own garden…[Read more.]
A special feature of the LA Garden Tour and Party is guest lecturer C. Darren Butler, ecological designer/horticulturist. Butler is known for his work in designing low-maintenance “food forests” in residential landscapes. For Butler, a productive garden begins and ends with the eco-system that exists in the soil. He’ll discuss things each of us can do on our own to maximize the health and abundance of our soil – and as a result, our gardens.
Millions of Angelenos enjoy the public gardens designed by Mia Lehrer, honoree of this year’s Los Angeles Garden Tour and Party, presented by the Windsor Square Hancock Park Historical Society.
Thanks to the stewardship of the event organizer – Windsor Square and Hancock Park Historical Society – the Los Angeles Garden Tour and Party plays an important role in our neighborhood. Funds raised from the event are used to finance green-space projects in the area.
More than likely you have seen evidence of Lyn MacEwen Cohen’s civic engagement and commitment to greening our community along Wilshire Blvd or Rossmore Avenue. [more…]