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Old 03-18-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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More so in parts, and in people's gardens. I mean, LA is basically in a semi-arid chapparel grassland; on the edge of being desert, yet I see alot of very lush, tropical vegetation. Do you think more people should choose more water resistant vegetation for their gardens, and maybe the City of Los Angeles and nearby councils should be content with less showy vegetation and let nature take it's course? I'm talking in terms of water shortage, sustainability etc.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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More so in parts, and in people's gardens. I mean, LA is basically in a semi-arid chapparel grassland; on the edge of being desert, yet I see alot of very lush, tropical vegetation. Do you think more people should choose more water resistant vegetation for their gardens, and maybe the City of Los Angeles and nearby councils should be content with less showy vegetation and let nature take it's course? I'm talking in terms of water shortage, sustainability etc.
Ask the people in the Owens Valley.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Mulholland thought so.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Mulholland thought so.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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L.A. water rates revised to penalize heavy users - Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-water18-2009mar18,0,1076068.story - broken link)
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:27 AM
 
Location: los angeles
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It is difficult to justify really lush plants\ lawns that require lots of irrigation in a drought. I love all the palm trees but the city no longer plant them as street trees because they hardly provide any shade.
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