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Joshua Tree Is Getting Too Popular for Its Own Good

As visitors flood the national park, new visitor centers, faster entry gates, and refreshed campgrounds are all in the works
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Kitschy ’70s L.A. Plant Culture Is Coming Back to Life

The Getty celebrates the reissue of “Mother Earth’s Plantasia” with a countercultural garden party
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Plant Guru Hilton Carter Wants to Help You Grow an Instagram-Worthy Indoor Garden

We talk with the design star about his new book and upcoming live event in L.A.

This Historic Beverly Hills Park Just Got a $12 Million Facelift

A five-year project has restored the 1907 green space to a more eco-friendly version of its former self
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Walker Canyon Is Open Again After the Superbloom Became a Poppy-pocalypse

Lake Elsinore officials temporarily shut down the area after teeming crowds, bad behavior, and reports of injuries
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We Need to Talk About Your Behavior at the Superbloom

Is it really so hard to enjoy the flowers without destroying them?
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In Lake Elsinore, a Poppy Superbloom Is Ready for Its Close-Up

Just southeast of L.A., the hills are alive with gorgeous poppies
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A Rare Super Bloom of Desert Wildflowers Is Expected This Spring

If all goes well, your Instagram feed is going to be full of flowers come March
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How Garden Planters Became a Flashpoint in the Venice Gentrification Debate

Who is building hundreds of sidewalk planters in Venice–and why?