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The Dry Garden: Taking a breather

October 15, 2010 |  7:39 pm

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While we give "The Dry Garden" columnist Emily Green a much-deserved break, we thought we'd point you to some past columns you may have missed the first time around:

Take a walk through Susan Gottlieb's garden, pictured here, which Green describes as an acre of enchantment.

Or tag along as she visits the garden of Owen Dell, author of "Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies," and posts photos of the savvy design.

Or join Green as she talks fall planting with native-plant man David Fross.

For those eager to get their hands dirty, find inspiration in a piece about scattering wildflower seeds (now's the time), and don't forget the sidebar with recommendations.

Or perhaps you're especially keen on native poppies.

Me? I'm revisiting her pieces on picking the right salvia for the right spot and on rediscovering the odd beauty of aloe (and let's not forget the quest for free cuttings).

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-- Craig Nakano

Top photo: A bird finds its resting spot on a  yucca in Susan Gottlieb's Beverly Hills garden. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Bottom photo: Fiber optic grass, a California native. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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