California Native Garden in Studio City

When visiting the Studio City residence of Beth and Alan Dymond, I was not only delighted at the sight of a California native hybrid I had never seen before, but also impressed by the presence of the...

Plants That Attract Honeybees

I was wondering if you would please write about the plight of honeybees.  Considering our current drought and the enormous amount of water a lawn requires, I was thinking that people might consider r...

California Natives at Exposition Park

Imagine packing all of your green debris – from grass clippings to fallen tree branches – into a compost wall, constructed from wooden beams and wire, that surrounds your property.  Imagine building ...

California Native Wonders

If you want to learn about the flowers of California native plants, now until the end of spring is a good time to do so.  Already, manzanita and ceanothus, the most classic of California classics, ar...

California Natives

If you are passionate about growing California natives, you might want to consider moving to Canyon Country, located in the Santa Clarita Valley. “I moved up to Canyon Country in 1987,” wrote Jim Van...

Native Plant People

Spending a day among native plants and the people who grow them is to be immersed in beauty mixed with sadness, love obscured by obsession and desire thwarted by reality. The plain truth is that you ...