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August in the Southern California Garden: Dahlias, sedums, and New Zealand flax

August 3, 2009 |  5:22 pm


The Times has one of the deepest archives of garden features and advice specifically geared to Southern California. Click on the links below for seasonal ideas, inspiration and planting advice.

Plant it: Venus flytraps (and secrets to keeping them alive)

Plant it: Sedums, a low-water grass alternative that can cover lots of ground

Plant it: Cool, spiky phormium, also called New Zealand flax

Plant it: Tips for happy banana trees

Plant it: Dahlias: one flower, infinite beauty

Profile: Anna Goeser and her miniature succulent worlds

Profile: Goodbye, hole in the ground. How one couple filled in their pool

How-to: Give rock a role – using stone in landscaping

How-to: Espalier, a top-tier technique

-- Deborah Netburn

Photo: The garden of the Lund residence in Silver Lake is where a swimming pool once was. Credit: Gary Friedman