For LA Times Readers - Welcome to GardenZeus!

For LA Times Readers - Welcome to GardenZeus!

Congratulations! You’ve found our innovative website with gardening information for the unique climates, soils, and seasonality in California.

Welcome to GardenZeus! Enter your zip code on our homepage then browse plants for customized gardening advice by zip code throughout Southern California. Our selection for Los Angeles zip codes includes many vegetables and selected ornamentals such as roses.

Browse our large selection of blogs and articles on exciting topics including “Made with Sunshine: Growing Citrus in California,” “Stop Bugging Me: Organic Solutions for Insect Pests” and many others.

GardenZeus zones provide an innovative guide to climate in California for gardeners and others. Check out our updated climate zones page for more information.

GardenZeus expert and cofounder Darren Butler is also a longtime local consulting arborist, ecological landscape designer, Master Gardener, landscape/garden consultant, permaculturist, speaker, and teacher working in and near Los Angeles. See more about Darren by scrolling down our About Us page.

Contact Darren at about GardenZeus topics or at about his work as an independent consultant, expert, speaker, and teacher.

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