Cruel Plant & Slope Planting

Adjacent to the Veteran Affairs complex in West Los Angeles, there is a parrot sanctuary, and opposite this parrot sanctuary there is a vine, and upon this vine there are flowers, and these flowers a...

Planting A Slope

You can grow just about anything in our part of the world, and Helen Amritraj’s plantings on a quiet street in Calabasas provide a clear demonstration of this sublime horticultural truth. Up and down...

Purple Paradise

Q: We just bought a house at the base of a hillside. The back yard is one-third grassy lawn bordered by privacy bushes; beyond that is a hillside covered with shrubs and moderate-size trees. Steps le...

Silverberrry: Abe Lincoln of Plants

Imagine a plant that produces fragrant flowers and edible fruit, grows in sun or shade, tolerates heat, wind and ocean spray, requires a scant amount of water and never needs to be fertilized. As if ...