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The teddy-bear cholla (Opuntia bigelovii) cactus has evolved barbed arms that will detach and cling to just about anything, in the hopes of traveling to a new place to root and begin a new colony.  
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This magnificent rose garden was created on the site of a family olive grove, which has been owned by the same family for half a century. Located in the San Joaquin Valley, this olive grove was originally developed by the railroads, before recently being transformed into orange groves.
A Hollywood story producer writes about how she has moved 14 times in the City of Angels, but trees and books have always made her house a home. 
Heath Ceramics, the Californian pottery company, teamed up with type foundry House Industries to create two lines of ceramic house numbers, based on the 'Neura' and 'Eames' typefaces. Chic and functional, they can withstand all climates.
Judy Kameon transforms a Beverly Hills midcentury modern glass-and-concrete house's garden into an elegant and comfortable space.
Plenty of Italian pavers, Terra Cotta and lush vegetation bring this once fire-ridden garden back to life as the new owner affectionately shares her own Garden of Villa Giuseppe in hills of Oakland, California.
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GDAB SealInterior decorator Claudia Juestel visits home furnishing designer Sandra Jordan’s 1916 New-England-style farmhouse in Healdsburg, California, with artichoke and cactus fields, escargot farm, and expansive fruit and flower gardens.
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On May 7, 2011, the city of Venice opened its doors and gardens to 2,000+ eager visitors for the 18th-annual Venice Garden & Home Tour. The event raises funds for the local Neighborhood Youth Asociaion's Las Doradas Children's Center and gives guests a peek into the bungalows, cottages, and modern marvels that make Venice a design destination.
Matt Ritter, the author of A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us, and a botany professor, talks about the difference between the cultivated and invasive trees, which trees are taking over California, and why poor neighborhoods seem to have fewer types of trees.
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