Join us for an informal neighborhood garden walk and talk about the trees in our urban landscape. Our talk begins at the Atwater Village Bakery, a great place to purchase your morning java and pastries! They are located at 3119 Los Feliz Blvd (about 3 blocks east of the 5 freeway on Los Feliz [...]
On Sunday mornings two of my favorite farmers market are bustling with shoppers….The Hollywood Farmers Market off Sunset on Selma and Ivar and The Farmers Market in Atwater Village on Glendale Boulevard (next to Wells Fargo bank). Nothing says autumn like these two cornucopia markets full of seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs, plants and lots [...]
These homeowners were looking for a way to cut back on their water bill and at the same time wanted a garden that would demand less maintenance. So I suggested that we do a climate appropriate garden that would save them money, benefit the local pollinators and provide seasonal color throughout the year. The [...]
This early morning sunrise in Yosemite National Park was nothing less than spectacular. The air was filled with the fresh smell of Sequoia pine needles and its neighboring giant relatives stood silently among themselves saluting nature at its finest!
So you want to create some landscape/garden magic? Make it easy by drafting a master plan. By doing so you will be able to take the plans with you when you make your plant purchases. The plans should indicate; property measurements, exisiting irrigation and plumbing lines, structures like; garages, sheds, swimming pools [...]
If you added up all the time spent shaping this Eugenia shrub, the water it takes to keep it alive, the man power or monies spent for a gardener, fertilizer and the fact that most native insects cannot pollinate or utilize this plant as a food source then it [...]
OK, for the record, I have never set foot in the garden and not had to curse, yank, sling or wrestle with the garden hose. It does not matter what type it is, it always always gets the better of me! Personally, I am on a mission to destroy all garden hoses and [...]
I found that on really hot sunny days in the Pacific Palisades, that Locusts use the foliage of Echium as a sunning spot….and seem to think that they go un-noticed. But this Pride of Madrea Echium does’nt quite disguise this confident insect.
….signs of plant life are beginning to take over. Albeit, much of the vegetation is the invasive mustard, it is holding back the soil from erosion however. I looked to see if these trees might have suckers sprouting from the base of the trunk, but it appears they are a total loss. In areas where [...]