Jeanette Marantos Staff Writer
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Jeanette Marantos has been a writer for the Los Angeles Times Homicide Report since 2015 and the Saturday garden section since 2016, a yin and yang that keeps her perspective in balance.

75 Articles
1 day ago
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How washing my hands with 'toilet water' cut my water bills in half

The Sink Twice toilet sink saves water, saves money and makes hand-washing fun. What better way to save the world?

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24 days ago
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The most fragrant native plants are just heavenly. Here's what to plant now

California native plants have many pros, but their potent scents are the biggest draw of all. Gardening experts share...

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about 1 month ago
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Native voices were finally heard at California's biggest native plant conference

The California Native Plant Society's conference was more inclusive than ever. Here are some surprises, as well as No...

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4 months ago
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He turned his weed-filled yard into a low-water jungle of fruit trees

Instead of a lawn, Jose Ramirez planted 250 trees, including avocados, limes, apples, mangoes and even coffee beans i...

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4 months ago
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Why L.A. needs more micro forests (and how to plant your own)

Los Angeles needs micro forests to help fight climate change and animal extinctions, says horticulturist Katherine Pa...

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4 months ago
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Tear out your lawn, save California

Los Angeles County residents have been removing their lawns to save money and water during the megadrought.

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5 months ago
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Need a houseplant delivery, stat? Call the Plant Mon, L.A.’s hippest 'plant concierge'

Says Louis Easton, aka the Plant Mon: "In the Black community, if you say you work like a Jamaican, it means you wear...

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5 months ago
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Grow food in small spaces with fish poop and recycled water

A high school student created a small-space solution to growing food with recycled water.

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5 months ago
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Learn how to kill lawns for good while saving these nuns from crushing water bills

Amid the megadrought and sky-high water bills, you may want to tear out your lawn yourself. Learn how for free while ...

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6 months ago
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Tear out your lawn, check. Drought-tolerant plants, check. Next up: recycled water

Replacing lawns with drought-tolerant plants is a good start in dry Southern California. Setting up a recycled water ...

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6 months ago
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Oh, no! Your native plants look dead. Here’s what to do

Native plant gardens can look dead over the summer, but there are things you can do to tend to the dried-out vegetation.

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6 months ago
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Savor native plant-based beer, pizza and ice cream this weekend

Theodore Payne Foundation hosts its Pollination Party at Eagle Rock Brewery. Sample native-plant-infused beer, pizza ...

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