July 1, 1989
For dedicated gardeners, here are suggestions from the California Assn. of Nurserymen: Feed vegetables periodically with a mild, balanced fertilizer for bigger and better harvests. Many insects are at their peak during hot weather. Consult a nurseryman for tips on controlling aphids, cutworms, white flies, ants, earwigs and snails. If berry vines have finished producing, cut off the old canes that bore fruit this year and loosely twine new growth onto the trellis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1989 |
Apartment owners in a Sepulveda neighborhood that was barricaded last month to curtail drive-by drug sales have rejected--at least for the time being--a police proposal to erect a guard station to admit only residents and their guests. The proposal was shelved after some of the 40 owners balked at paying a private security firm about $30,000 annually to screen people entering the 12-square-block neighborhood, said Mila Casper, a spokeswoman for the landlords.
October 21, 1990 |
If you've shopped around recently for planters, you've discovered that their prices are high (and construction often flimsy). Save money and build sturdy pieces of plant furniture yourself. They are easily constructed by following our detailed instructions with photos and drawings. The materials lists are broken down individually so you'll know what to purchase for each planter.
June 15, 1997
Here's an easy do-it-yourself project that brightens up the yard and provides a handy place to display plants and flowers. This wheelbarrow-style lawn and patio planter features removable trays on three tiers to hold freshly cut blooms or potted plants and flowers. Wheels make it convenient to roll the planter into or out of sunshine or around the yard as desired. This project is an easy and inexpensive one, so it's possible to build two or more planters over a single weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1996 |
Neighborhoods off Balsam Avenue and East Street will be transformed Saturday with the planting of 100 trees by more than 300 volunteers. ReLeaf Anaheim, a nonprofit group dedicated to planting, preserving and promoting trees in the city, will sponsor the community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The aim is to beautify the area and improve the quality of life, said Jaide, program coordinator. "We want to renew our neighborhoods and bring a sense of community," she said.
May 7, 1988 |
When I lived in the Midwest 25 years ago, the word fuchsia suggested only a vibrant color to me. I had no idea there were fuchsia flowers. Then I moved to Southern California, and a profusion of exotic blooms were revealed to me. Fuchsias promptly became my passion, and I packed our patio with "ladies eardrops," as they were once known. Since then, more than 400 varieties have pirouetted through my garden, and this number is only a fraction of the 5,000 or so named fuchsias.