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...

Peruvian Lily

              Imagine a plant that blooms most of the year in red, pink, rose, orchid, purple, maroon, burgundy, orange and yellow, yet needs little attention. Imag...

Nothing but Daisies

If you confined yourself to growing nothing but daisies, you could still see plenty of flowers 12 months of the year – and in every color of the rainbow besides. For years, marguerite daisies h...

True Blue Flowers Rarely Seen

Q: I have heard that blue is the rarest color among flowers. Nevertheless, I am determined to plant a garden of nothing but blue-flowered plants. I have already planted lobelia, plumbago and delphini...

Million Bells

Everyone seems to have a weakness for bellflowers. These small pink, blue and white flowers spill beautifully over a terra cotta pot, or bloom nicely in small flower beds. Calibrachoa (Cali-BRACK-oa)...

Loren Zeldin’s Garden

Loren Zeldin does not own a computer. “I would rather be in the garden in the sun than cramped up indoors in front of a little screen,” he said. Actually, Zeldin has nothing against compu...

From Dogwood to Black-Eyed Susan

Until last Sunday, nearly 15 years had passed since I had seen a dogwood tree. In 1984, I spent several months setting traps for fruit flies in South Central and East Los Angeles. If you recall, the ...