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What is Milkweed and How Do You Care for It?

Milkweed is the host plant for the monarch butterfly. As a host plant, it provides the monarch larvae and adult butterflies with a food source. Milkweed belongs to the genus Asclepias, which has many different species spread out through America and Mexico. Asclepias line the migration path for these butterflies as they travel back and [...]

Pests in the Garden

Understanding Common Garden Pests. Part 1. Aphids, Snails/Slugs, and Scale. A healthy garden is a very comfortable place for an insect to call home. There are many different pests that may visit our plants, and most of them are easily dealt with. One of the most important parts of managing a pest is identifying the [...]

By | 2016-04-28T15:43:04+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Gardening, Gardening 101 Series|2 Comments

3” of Mulch Saves 30% of Water

From the productive valley of central California, to the consistent temperatures of Orange County, California has always made gardening easier on us. Now, it is time to make gardening easier for California. Applying three inches of a shredded bark mulch can provide many benefits to the landscape. [su_spacer size=”10″][su_spacer][su_spacer size=”10″][su_spacer][/su_spacer] […]

A Nose For Natives

California is home to a lot of unique plants that we can all enjoy for many reasons. One of the most enjoyable aspects of a native garden is the overwhelming scents and flavors of our native plants. Sometimes you might have to lean in close to smell them and sometimes you even have to rub [...]

By | 2015-11-19T15:00:21+00:00 November 19th, 2015|California Friendly Garden Solutions, Gardening|0 Comments