Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsGardening
IN THE NEWS

Gardening

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
May 2, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
When the last Jungle Cruise boat docks for the night and lights fade to black on Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the real work begins. At lush Pixie Hollow, gardeners don miner's headlamps as they begin uprooting stubborn weeds. On Main Street, custodians scrape chewing gum off the sidewalk. And over at Mickey's Toontown, painters sand and recoat chipped handrails. Few see it happen, except perhaps for the dozens of feral cats that emerge from their hiding places to prowl the park after hours, stalking rodents.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
April 24, 2014 | Armand Emamdjomeh
The shape and material of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles often creates unique lighting conditions. In this case, the Blue Ribbon Garden at the hall seems to live up to its name in this image by Neil Fitzpatrick, taken Saturday. The image was taken with a Nikon D60 while Fitzpatrick was at the Concert Hall to see "Rocco" at the REDCAT theater. Follow Armand Emamdjomeh on Twitter or Google + . Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers.
Advertisement
NEWS
December 9, 1989
For dedicated gardeners, here are suggestions from the California Assn. of Nurserymen: Create instant indoor Christmas decorations using poinsettia plants with their bright red and white colors. Look for your living Christmas tree now while there are many to choose from. Prepare plants for a cold winter by "hardening" them off--holding back on nitrogen feeding in late fall and early winter discourages new growth.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Phil Jackson's emergence from retirement to take over basketball operations for the New York Knicks last month completes a basketball circle that began, of course, when the young North Dakotan was drafted by the team and helped lead it to two world championships, in 1970 and 1973. Those triumphant, colorful days are recalled with enthusiasm, if a bit of reflexive adulation, in "When the Garden Was Eden," actor-director Michael Rapaport 's latest film, which premiered Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of its ESPN-centric sidebar.
OPINION
May 29, 2011 | By Andrea Wulf
As America's gardeners dig, plant, weed and grow lettuce, beans and tomatoes in their vegetable plots this summer, they are part of a tradition that harks back to the beginnings of the United States. Just by working on a compost pile this weekend, you'll be in good historical company. The first four presidents of the United States — George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison — were all utterly obsessed with manure and recipes for compost. Adams even jumped into a stinking pile when he was America's first "minister plenipotentiary" to Britain in London in 1786.
NEWS
April 10, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Despite its irreverent title, there's much sense to Christy Wilhelmi's charming new book, "Gardening for Geeks: DIY Tests, Gadgets and Techniques That Utilize Microbiology, Mathematics and Ecology to Exponentially Maximize the Yield of Your Garden. " As someone who grows most of her own food, Wilhelmi knows that aphids will attack your Swiss chard. Or that beloved pets will dig up your veggies -- by the roots. And because some of us buy plant packs, not heirloom seeds, she can give advice on how to pick the best ones.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
In my Spreecast with organic gardener Christy Wilhelmi, author of the new book "Gardening for Geeks," I learned a lot: that white mildew can be treated with lactic acid, that you should never buy tall vegetable seedlings at the nursery and that volunteer tomatoes -- the ones that sprout up unplanned, perhaps from last year's fallen fruit -- are better than anything you plant intentionally. In other words, she shared a few things not detailed in "Gardening for Geeks," which carries the breath-defying subtitle, "DIY Tests, Gadgets and Techniques That Utilize Microbiology, Mathematics and Ecology to Exponentially Maximize the Yield of Your Garden.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2010 | By Karen E. Klein
Dear Karen: Can you give me some tips for starting a gardening business? Answer: Make sure you are passionate about gardening and knowledgeable about the industry. Be persistent in setting and meeting start-up goals. "Change can only occur when you make a conscious decision to make it happen," said Tamara Monosoff, author of a new book, "Your Million Dollar Dream." Research the top issues for gardening businesses, and write down how you will approach each one. This will be the beginning of your business plan, which you should formalize before you start.
NEWS
September 5, 2011 | By Benoit Lebourgeois, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Sunset magazine's "Savor the Central Coast" will kick off its second annual four-day showcase of wine and artisanal foods with a VIP reception and opening night event Sept. 29 at Hearst Castle in San Simeon. The next day's diversions include tours on land (milking a goat, making your own wine, hiking) and water (kayaking around the Morro Bay estuary), among other things, and are capped by the Western Wine Award, a gala beginning at 6 p.m. on the Pismo Beach pier. S cores of local wineries and others from Washington state  will gather at Santa Margarita Ranch, about 10 miles north of San Luis Obispo, for the main weekend event.
HOME & GARDEN
March 24, 2011 | By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times
Graham Kerr became famous for galloping through his kitchen and his life, traveling around the world 28 times and making 1,800 television shows, among other Type A pursuits. These days, the pace has changed, if not the enthusiasm. Kerr is taking time to grow asparagus. But the former Galloping Gourmet is hardly sedentary as he waits for his crops to grow. His 29th book is out this month, and he seems as full of energy as he did when he bounded into his studio kitchen and American homes in his hugely popular cooking show, which ran from 1969 to 1971 and led to other TV series.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - Since it was founded 12 years ago, the Tribeca Film Festival has sometimes swerved between identities like a barfly at happy hour, exuberant but hardly always clear. The festival looks to change that this time around. Tribeca has entered an era in which it hopes the sale last month of a 50% stake to James Dolan's Madison Square Garden Corp. gives it economic stability. It also believes it has finally found a mix of eclectic documentaries, international favorites, well-chosen independent features and even digital experiments to supplant earlier missions, which relied on a kitchen-sink approach to U.S. features or, for a number of years, star-heavy studio premieres.
HOME & GARDEN
April 9, 2014 | By Anne Colby
Go ahead, play with your food, Niki Jabbour seems to be saying in her new book, "Groundbreaking Food Gardens" (Storey Publishing, $19.95, paper). The author of the bestselling "The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener" and host of the radio show "The Weekend Gardener" enlisted leading gardeners and designers to contribute themed food garden plans to "change the way you grow your garden. " They delivered handsomely. The food gardens in this illustrated book, subtitled "73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden," are inventive, inspiring and instructive - and creatively named.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Anne Colby
Some garden advice can be heeded no matter where you live. But much in gardening and landscaping revolves around the specifics of location - weather, terrain, soil type and design preferences. That's where the redesigned and updated "Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping," edited by Sunset magazine's Kathleen Norris Brenzel (Oxmoor House, $29.95, paper), has an edge over a more general guide. A section on plants, for example, includes chapters on palms, ornamental grasses, tropicals, succulents, cactus and natives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
An hours-long armed standoff ended peacefully Saturday afternoon after a man who was suspected of shooting the mother of his children surrendered to authorities, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said. The standoff began shortly before 9 a.m. after a police pursuit of the man ended in a strip mall near the intersection of Norwalk Boulevard and Carson Street in Hawaiian Gardens , authorities said. The man then barricaded himself in his white Dodge truck, refusing to surrender to authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A SWAT team used tear gas and a K-9 unit to end an hours-long standoff Saturday wi th a shooting suspect who had barricaded himself in a parked vehicle at a Hawaiian Gardens supermarket, according to a release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Authorities believe the man shot the mother of his two children at least six times with a small-caliber handgun about 12:30 a.m. in Riverside. He fled after taking her to a hospital, authorities said. The standoff began about 7 a.m. after deputies chased the man to a strip mall near Norwalk Boulevard and Carson Street in Hawaiian Gardens, authorities said.
NEWS
April 3, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
In Southern California, spring is a good time for gardeners to start thinking about planting vegetable beds and perusing the hundreds of tomato varieties that are available. Curious about rare plants with strange titles like Black Sea Man, Chile Verde and Sweet Tangerine? Or just want some tips on short-season tomatoes? You'll find it at Tomatomania , a mobile one-stop shop for planting tomatoes that includes everything you need to successfully grow tomatoes: plants, soils, containers, stakes, fertilizers, books and tie tape, as well as hands-on advice from tomato experts.
NEWS
February 22, 2001
* Talk on "Are Your Roses Ready to Go?" by expert Donald Trotter, today, 7-9 p.m., at Quail Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, (760) 436-3036. $10. * Class on home vegetable gardening, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, (818) 677-4607. $45, with registration required. * Talk on the art of topiary, by expert Janelle Wiley, Saturday, 10-11 a.m., at the Fullerton Arboretum, Associated Road at Yorba Linda Boulevard, Fullerton, (714) 278-3579.
NEWS
February 15, 2001 | ROBERT SMAUS
Things to do this week: * Plant early tomatoes. In warmer areas, including most of the Los Angeles Basin and Orange County, where frosts are unlikely, try putting in transplants of 'Early Girl' tomatoes now and they may have tasty ripe fruit before Memorial Day. Choose a sunny spot protected from cool, coastal breezes (against a warm, south-facing wall is perfect).
HOME & GARDEN
April 1, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Spring is the season for garden tours, and Southern California has an abundance of them. Here is a selection of 2014 spring tours to mark on your calendar. Be sure to check organizers' websites for more information and updates because some events sell out. Most are rain-or-shine. April 5-6: More than 40 gardens in the Los Angeles region are featured in the annual self-guided tour organized by the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members $15, nonmembers $20. (818)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a philanthropist, art patron and self-taught horticulturalist whose generous support of presidential candidate John Edwards drew her into the political scandal that ended his career, died Monday at her estate in Upperville, Va. She was 103. She died of natural causes, said her longtime friend and attorney, Alexander D. Forger. Mellon, a Listerine heiress who married banking scion Paul Mellon, lived quietly on a 2,000-acre Virginia farm, where her fabled guests included John and Jacqueline Kennedy and two generations of British royalty.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|