An urban oasis
The most common myth about growing flowers is that you need to use herbicides or pesticides to get the best blooms.
But Tara Kolla, a former public relations executive turned backyard farmer, has learned how to produce beautiful bouquets organically on her half-acre of land in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles.
Seven years of trial and error have taught Kolla which sun-loving plants, like these ranunculus, are the easiest and most trouble-free to grow organically.
Read on for her 4 top picks.