A Study in Orange

A friend of mine who lives in Glendale has created a remarkable garden. He calls it “A Study in Orange.” Gardens in a single color are not unusual. I have seen a blue garden that featured...

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...

Flowers and Crop Rotation

The comfortable days of October are the best days to plant. This is true not only from the standpoint of Valley gardeners, but from the standpoint of trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, bulbs, just ...
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...