more about: gardening

Oriental lilies: Summer’s most stylish blooms?

We think so. Okay, I confess to a weakness for Oriental lilies. They’re exotic looking, richly fragrant, and as flamboyant as Katie Perry’s dresses. But the best thing about them?

An L.A. lawn: Should it stay or should it go?

You remember the good old days of the lawn, right? Running around barefoot with your friends and pretending the dogs were sharks. Here in Los Angeles, I’m still living those days because this is my lawn, and I’m feeling horribly guilty for having it.

You’ve got to grow your own garlic—here’s how.

Whether it’s for fresh green garlic pulled early next spring, pungent cloves next summer, or just to keep the vampires away—you’ve got to grow your own garlic.

California’s water cutbacks: Good news, but at what price?

So, it’s official: California’s water use dropped by 27 percent in June–the first month of Governor Brown’s mandatory cutbacks during our historic drought. Some cities even exceeded the target. That’s the good news. But there’s bad news for some Californians, hitting them right in the pocketbook!