Each year we release ladybugs on the jacaranda trees and azaleas to eat aphids during the spring months. We buy them from insectaries that... Read More
Author: Michael DeHart
As supervisor of Grounds & Gardens at the Getty Center, I oversee our garden landscapes, including Robert Irwin's Central Garden. I grew up on a Mennonite farm in Pennsylvania and studied ornamental horticulture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where I discovered the world of California gardening—our vast native plant palette and the thousands of ornamentals that thrive in our Mediterranean climate. In my own garden, I grow perennials for color and herbs for cooking.