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  • There are 15 species of California native milkweed that gardeners can choose from to give monarchs a helping hand. Not all of them are readily available in ...
  • ... of our state's indigenous flora, through educational events , garden tours, and visits to wildflower displays. A most ... a couple neighborhood gardening experts to coordinate planting volunteers and the additional support of some local businesses, ...
  • ... and Rhus ovata, both known as sumac. Along with many of the 250 other sumacs, our local varieties feature generous clusters of ... (Toxicodendron vernix) that bears a passing resemblance to true sumac. It primarily grows in the eastern half of the United ...
  • Early European observers were too unsophisticated to appreciate the accomplishments of California's Native ... traditional techniques and used for Miwok cultural events . | Photo: © 2016 Sherwood Harrington, used with ... something like a garden through intentionally set fires, pruning , weeding, broadcast sowing, and harvesting. Even digging for roots ...
  • ... few weeks of spring not only give you a last chance to see their efflorescence, but to witness the transition into summer ... Authority also hosts free hikes and educational events at the park for the benefit of community members and anyone ...
  • A California native orchid once found from the Bay Area and Sierra Nevada ... steeply that the International Union for the Conservation of Nature has declared the plant globally Endangered. ... as the California lady's slipper orchid, grows up to three feet tall with as many as 20 white flowers on a stem. It's ...
  • ... found in an alluvial sagebrush ecosystem, once common to flood plains like the Tujunga Wash and the Los Angeles River basin, but ... River are developed, many propose the reintroduction of native plant species back into the ecosystem. Examples of this ...
  • ... grow. How plants , indigenous and exotic, respond to Southern California's soils, light, and moisture, to its heat and ... he graduated in 1914. He made his alma mater homier. Planting sycamores was not by happenstance, either: Cornell studied botany in ...
  • ... State Parks has dramatically cutback on watering tens of thousands of native plants at the newly restored Malibu Lagoon ... in the face of a statewide drought. "We've seen a 50 to 70 percent reduction in the amount of water we've been able to ...
  • Ernie's Walk is the earliest community effort to revitalize the Los Angeles River. The walk traverses its popular 0.3 ... In 1987, without waiting for permission, Ernie began planting flowers in the newly cleared river right- of -way. Soon, a few ...

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