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TAUGHT HORTICULTURIST SAVED GETTY S CENTERPIECE AZALEAS Byline: Joshua Siskin Los Angeles Los Angeles (l l city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. horticulturist Bill Paylen will tell it to you bluntly. Making flora flourish has nothing to do with how learned you are or how much money you spend on a particular plant. Nor does it have to do with how carefully you follow instructions on watering, fertilizing or pruning. If you were meant to be a gardener, you ve already got what it takes. Intuition, he says. You can t take care of plants according to what it says in a book . Either you have a feel for this sort of thing or you don t, he adds. I know people with university degrees who kill every plant they touch, and gardeners with no formal education whose every horticultural effort is crowned with success. If you re not born with a green thumb, you ll probably never have one. Luckily for the Getty Center, Paylen was blessed at birth. Not long ago, one of the highlights of the $1 billion jewel of Los Angeles art community was fading fast. The azaleas were in peril. The leaves were turning yellow. The flowers of the Redbird cultivar cultivar Any variety of a plant, originating through cloning or Jacket Moncler Sale hybridization (see clone, hybrid), known only in cultivation. In asexually propagated plants, a cultivar is a clone considered valuable enough to have its own name; in sexually propagated plants, a , which are supposed to be scarlet, had become pink. Understand that this is no ordinary azalea azalea ( [Gr.,=dry], any species of the genus Rhododendron, North American and Asian 2014 Moncler Lucie New Pop Star Women Down Coat Long Brown shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family) that are distinguished by the usually deciduous leaves. planting. It s a massive, serpentine maze of azaleas that appears to float on the water that surrounds it. It is the piece de resistance of the Getty Center garden, already viewed by a million visitors. And Paylen, as a consulting horticulturist of the center, had to keep it looking perfect. plants in Southern California. They are native to parts of tropical Asia, where it rains most of the year and where the soil is highly acidic conditions that are precisely the opposite of those in Los Angeles. Witness the replacement, only last year, of the large azalea planting at the Tillman Japanese Garden in the Sepulveda Basin. Those azaleas had been in the ground for slightly more than a decade when they died. Still, Paylen maintains that azaleas Moncler Down Coats Men Hooded Mid-Length Military Green can live for 50 or 60 years in our city. To realize such longevity, however, they must be planted in 100 percent coarse peat moss peat moss: see sphagnum. peat moss or sphagnum moss Any of more than 160 species of plants that make up the bryophyte genus Sphagnum, which grow in dense clumps around ponds, in swamps and bogs, on moist, acid cliffs, and on . Paylen fertilizes azaleas with cottonseed meal every spring and then applies cotton meal mixed with an azalea/camellia fertilizer on a periodic basis. The problem with the Getty Center azaleas was that, without Paylen s knowledge, a slow release fertilizer called Osmocote had been applied. Osmocote is relied upon by many growers of container plants, and Paylen uses it himself but not on azaleas. The ammonia in Osmocote is toxic to azaleas, Paylen said. As an antidote, I recommended vinegar (20 tablespoons of vinegar per 15 gallons of water). In a short time, the azaleas were looking healthy again. How did he come up with the vinegar solution? Intuition, of course. It just came to me, he said. I thought it would neutralize the ammonia, and it did. Paylen, 81, had no formal training in horticulture, although he did study agricultural engineering in Europe. Of Dutch background, he grew up in Java, where his family had a plantation of coffee, rubber, cacao cacao (k tropical tree (Theobroma cacao) of the family Sterculiaceae (sterculia family), native to South America, where it was first domesticated and was highly prized by the Aztecs. , and coca plants (from which cocaine is made). and other anesthetics Anesthetics

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Tautou brings new surprises to NEW YORK Audrey Tautou may be forever fixed in moviegoers minds as Am Poulain, the whimsical heroine with the elfin smile and the pageboy haircut who romped around the Oscar nominated 2001 film as a puckish Parisian charmer, concocting elaborate stunts to brighten up a stranger day, exact payback, or win the heart of her crush. It the role for which she most beloved, the one that made her an international star at 24. So how does she feel about the character today? Is it a blessing because of the doors it opened? Or a curse because she may forever be pigeonholed as the mischievous sprite? definitely a gift. It only a gift. I would do it again tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. I happy I did one thing that could be unforgettable. You know, many actors never have that kind of luck in their careers, says Tautou, speaking in a halting mixture of sometimes sputtering English and [through a translator] her native French. Tautou is in Manhattan to talk about her new film which opens Friday. Now 35, the actress is aware of just how lucky she was to play Am Indeed, director Jean Pierre Jeunet initially wrote the role for the British actress Emily Watson. But when she dropped out, he stumbled upon Tautou after seeing a poster for her breakthrough French film, Beauty Institute, on a Paris street corner. Flashing those dark and alluring, saucer like eyes, Tautou maintains that her identity as an actress has never felt constrained by Am think if you depend on how others are perceiving you, or how you are going to prove things to other people, it a burden, and you can become almost a prisoner of it. I think you are not free. . . . I never saw this character as a problem. Maybe if I hadn worked after it could have been a problem, she says. I feel that I was very spoiled by the experience I had after the film came out, because I got to work with directors I really admire. But other than one summer blockbuster, the Ron Howard adaptation of Da Vinci Code, Tautou has largely avoided the Hollywood machine. She chooses to work mostly in the French film industry. In Tautou stars as a grief stricken Parisian widow, Nathalie, who winds up in an unlikely romance with an awkward, oafish office co worker three years after her world fell apart following the tragic death of her handsome young husband, Francois (Pio Marma To cope, Nathalie walls herself off emotionally and takes refuge in her job as a business executive. Then one day, the captivating beauty finds herself impulsively kissing an unexceptional office subordinate, Markus (Francois Damiens), who smitten by her surprising overture. Before long, a reticent Nathalie finds herself awakening to life and love. But the unorthodox duo must navigate the hostile Moncler 2012 Women 0023 perception of friends and co workers dismayed by their coupling, not to mention their own self doubts. Directed by brothers St and David Foenkinos and adapted from David best selling French novel, the film finds Tautou shifting from sweetness and light to anguished despair. Later, her icy exterior thaws into a newfound vitality. For the Foenkinos brothers, Tautou was their dream choice for the role. Indeed, the film underscores her quicksilver capacity to project both a gossamer fragility and, despite her Moncler Down Men Jacket Berriat No Hat Zip Deep Green spritely stature, a surprising sinew. And St praises the actress for the ease with which she transitions from playful comedy to poignant drama. was really interested in trying to show the evolution of this terrible moment in her life and the stages of her grief how she works through those, Tautou says. I didn want to leave audiences in tears or make it overly sentimental. I think that this fidelity to the past, as the movie says, is a very heavy burden, she explains. Markus is not the most handsome guy, I think he brings Nathalie to a totally different place also a different place compared to what she lived with Francois. He offers something that is so true and sincere and without calculation. In person, she does not come across as the stereotypical remote French actress (think Catherine Deneuve or Isabelle Huppert). Nor does she exhibit the whimsical, quirky charisma or doe eyed wonder of Am Instead, there a nervous charm and a playful sense of humor ( you want me to give you names? she asks, with an amused giggle, while discussing the stereotype of the actor who is always performing.) She does have one Am affectation. At the end Moncler Down Jackets Outlet of the interview, she politely asks if she can take the reporter picture with her shiny silver Leica something she done for years with every journalist she encounters. Growing up in the small town of Montlu in central France, the daughter of a dental surgeon and a teacher, Tautou wanted to become a primate researcher and live in the jungle. I had been courageous enough, I would have loved to have been an adventuress, she says. As a teenager, she gravitated toward artistic pursuits drawing, painting, acting. But she allows that acting can be an adventure, too. you going into an unknown area. You work with a director, and you don know his way of thinking. You give your confidence to somebody, and it a complex process. So it an adventure but without the mosquitoes, she says, with a laugh. Despite her desire to work in film, Tautou admits that she long had an ambivalence toward the fame aspect of the equation. I think I have a little paradox, because I really love to act, and I pleased if a movie I did has a lot of success. But I don miss the lights at all when I in the shadow, she says.

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