The Man With Flower Power

Ted Howard is a man with flower power. His limitless energy appears to be derived from the flowers that surround him. The focus of his life is planting flowers, and he is the only person in the Valle...

Pansies Perk Up in June Gloom

June gloom may dampen the spirits of certain Angelenos, but it’s great weather for gardeners and their plants. It’s nice to be able to plant, prune and weed without working up a sweat. Ce...

Asparagus & Sunflowers

Two queries involving edible plants are the focus of this week’s column. Q: I recently moved into a new home and have discovered all the wonders of spring. Many items have emerged in the former...

Agapanthus: Flower of Love

It is appropriate that June, the favorite month for weddings, should also be the peak bloom period for the flower of love, otherwise known as agapanthus. The name is a combination of two Greek words:...

Consider Coreopsis

Among discerning Los Angeles gardeners, “Moonbeam” coreopsis could soon become enormously popular as a ground cover. Generally, discerning gardeners are reluctant to plant ground covers. ...

Non-Stop Color

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is what plant will bloom for a long time in low light. In Los Angeles, the plant that blooms longer in less light than any other is Begonia x Richmonde...

Snapdragons

Snapdragons growing in a traffic roundabout in Talpiot, a Jersualem neighborhood, are not like any I have ever seen before. They are uniformly tall, flawless, full-blooming plants and appear to be se...