Tag: Seasonal

Seasonal Potted Plants For Christmas

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UNITED STATES—'Tis the season for seasonal potted plants. These are not well established houseplant or potted plants that live out on porches and patios...

Summer Dormancy Is No Mystery

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UNITED STATES—California buckeye, Aesculus californica, is an enigma. How does it survive while defoliated for so much of the year? Not all are so...

Potted Plants Are Living Things

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UNITED STATES—Cut Christmas trees really are the way to go. There is no obligation to take care of them after Christmas. They do not...

Get Perennials Ready For Winter

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UNITED STATES—Dilemmas are common in gardening. Should summer vegetables that are still producing be removed so that winter vegetables can get started on time?...

Cool Season Annuals Are Next

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UNITED STATES—Gardening is not always fun. After diligently tending to warm season vegetables through spring and summer, it eventually becomes necessary to pull them...

Take It Slowly In Autumn

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UNITED STATES—No more fertilizer! . . . almost. The main exception is turf that might need a bit of fertilizer if it must stay...

Indian Summer Is The Norm

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UNITED STATES—The popular definition of 'Indian summer' suggests that it is unseasonably warm and dry weather in spring or autumn, and that it typically...

Flowers For Late Summer Bloom

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UNITED STATES—No mater how much work we put into our roses to sustain bloom all through the season, and no matter how successful we...

Seasons Are Constantly In Flux

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UNITED STATES—Gardening requires planning. There is always planning. The vegetables that are getting harvested now are developing mostly on plants that were put out...

Muddled, Shaken, Stirred

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UNITED STATES—Whenever I visit a new restaurant, I order a specialty drink, to experience as many different flavors as I can. I've tried variations...

All We Need Is Ice Cream

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UNITED STATES—The temperature has been rising steadily all week, with a forecast of high 80s in Los Angeles. I am all for warmer weather;...

Santa Monica To Host LA Times Food Bowl Events

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SANTA MONICA—The Los Angeles Times will launch its first annual Food Bowl this May, in celebration of the dynamic food scene of Los Angeles....
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