April 14-15: Explore 45 gardens composed of mostly native plants at the annual self-guided tour organized by the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants. The April 14 tour will focus on gardens in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, West Adams and San Pedro. The April 15 tour will highlight gardens in Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Altadena and Pasadena. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Tour five historic homes and gorgeous gardens in a variety of styles including the Queen Anne-style McNally Mansion in Altadena, a 1922 Spanish Colonial Revival bungalow with drought-tolerant gardens in Altadena, Haynes Landscape Design's 1902 farmhouse in Pasadena, the 1949 midcentury Mulvihill House in Sierra Madre by Harwell Hamilton Harris, and the 1948 W. Parker Lyon House, designed by architect Thornton Ladd (who also designed the Norton Simon Museum).
Like any evolving garden, there have been some surprises. There hasn't been as much wildlife as they had anticipated. Recent cold weather killed off all of the lantana. Some plants that were supposed to stop at four feet are now seven feet tall. "I do spend more time on maintenance than I had anticipated," Ramirez admits. "But it gives us some privacy."
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".