Caring for Trees during a Drought

We have eight sycamore trees on our property, planted about thirty years ago. They have survived on lawn sprinkler water and winter rains and I had hoped that el nino would provide deep watering this...

Artichokes

I live in West Hills and I’m wondering if artichokes will grow here and if they are started from seed or from plants. Where do you buy them? >Lou Peire, West Hills Once, in Woodland Hills, I sa...

You, Too, Can Grow Artichokes

In a world of uncertainty and rapid change, a vegetable garden may be unique in providing a sense of security, reliability and control. With each bite of a carrot, snap of a pea pod, or crunch of a f...