My mom is an artist, a grandmother, an insurance agent and a gardener. I’ve always appreciated my mom for all her talents and enthusiasms, but it has only been over the past six years (since I’ve taken a more profound interest in plants) that I’ve realized how much plants and gardening have played a role in her life…and in mine.… ►
Earlier this month, we spent a day guiding ourselves around home gardens all over L.A.’s Eastside and San Fernando Valley. They varied in size, design and mood, but here’s what united them: All the gardens primarily grew flora native to this region.… ►
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, chances are spring is making itself known in all its bold, sneaky, fragrant ways. Your lilacs are jamming.… ►
Mad about manzanita? Will you walk for miles to spot a bleeding heart? This spring, you can see some of California’s most spectacular native plants on garden tours taking place in the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, East Bay, Sacramento and Santa Clara areas.… ►
Sometimes, being on the other side of the camera is a trip.
Better Homes & Gardens magazine approached us to see if we might be interested in being featured in their “I Did It” section.… ►
Does your patio need more green? Got a bright window that’s all dressed up, but with nothing to grow? This week on BHG.com, we round up 10 Plants That Grow Surprisingly Well in Containers — from Meyer lemon trees in pots to sidewalk sweet potatoes.… ►