Getty Center Rooftop Garden

The new Getty Museum complex, rising atop the San Diego Freeway south of Mulholland Drive, will contain a 60,000-square-foot garden and an expansive rooftop, succulent garden. This is not a coinciden...

Torrey Pines: majestic, yet delicate

The most majestic tree in Los Angeles just might be the Torrey pine (Pinus Torreyana) that grows in the Mildred Mathias Botanical Garden on the campus of UCLA. Yes, I know there are spectacular oaks,...

How to Protect Roses from Deer

Two inquiries received by e-mail, both dealing with unwanted garden intruders, are the focus of this week’s column. !folo!Q: Deer have eaten the flowers and leaves from our rose bushes. What is...
Island Oak- Quercus Tometella

Neighborhood Plants & Tree Transplanting

Lately, I have received several letters requesting names of plants that grow well in specific situations. The best way to select plants is to walk around your neighborhood and choose from among those...

A garden of beauty and daring experiments

From an upper-story bedroom window, Michael Kappel looks down on his sumptuous garden in Westwood. It is a soothing sight for someone who lives in constant and excruciating pain, the result of a spin...