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Monarch Butterfly Endangered?

Buy Milkweed Monarch Butterfly Endangered? The Monarch Butterfly is now under consideration by U.S. Fish and Wildlife to be named...

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Growing Roses Along The Orange Coast

I’m debating writing this column. There’s already too much written about rose care. Prune this way, feed that way. This...

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How to Create a Bird-Friendly Garden

from our friends at Sea & Sage Audubon Society • Orange County Chapter • You can help birds in your...

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6 Big, Bold Houseplants With Gorgeous Green Leaves

If you’re on the lookout for some statement houseplants with big, bright green leaves, these six stunners are at the...

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Birds & Butterflies

The Best Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials for Hummingbird Gardens

Hummingbirds are one of the world’s most magical creatures. From the brightly-colored plumage of the males, and the nearly invisible...

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Gardening

Bearded Iris Just Want to be Understood

Bearded iris are misunderstood in the coastal gardens of southern California. Like many other peculiarities of local gardening, confusion begins...

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Birds & Butterflies

Healthier Hummingbirds: Feeder Care & FAQ

While a garden filled with nectar-rich plants is the best way to attract the beloved hummingbird, feeders help us offer...

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Simple Brine Recipe for Meat

SERVING: Makes enough brine for 1 ½ pounds of meat. INGREDIENTS: ½ Cup Kosher or Coarse Salt- with or without...

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Gardening

Dahlias in the Garden

It’s the beginning of a new year. What this signifies to many gardeners is that it’s time to start planning...

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Birds & Butterflies

Hummingbirds & The Local Native Plants That They Enjoy

Bladderpod (Peritoma) California Buckwheat California fuchsia (Epilobium) California Lilacs (Ceanothus) Bush Sunflowers (Encelia) Gooseberries (Ribes) Elderberry (Sambucus) Hooker’s evening primrose...

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Hummingbirds of Orange County

Anna's HummingbirdLearn More This hardy little bird is a permanent resident along our Pacific Coast, staying through the winter in...

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Birds & Butterflies

Bringing Birds into Your Garden

For many of us, birds are the most enjoyable animals in our gardens. Try to imagine a garden where the...

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Gardening

From The Ground Up - Creating Healthy Soil

Healthy soil = healthy plants: every gardener eventually succumbs to this fundamental principle. Nonetheless, there are still those among us...

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Gardening

How to Dig a Hole

Sometimes simple things are taken for granted. Fortunately, most of us eventually learn how to fold a shirt, peel an...

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Gardening

How to Design a DIY Succulent Garden in 5 Steps

There’s something about a succulent garden that’s just so cool, modern, and full of personality! They are anything but boring,...

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Gardening

Choosing and Caring for Beautiful Begonias

Beautiful begonias! It's easy to see why begonias are one of the most renowned plants on the market, with almost...

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6 Simple & Stunning Hanging Basket Design Ideas

Hanging baskets are the easiest way to spice up your outdoor space, but with so many possibilities to choose from,...

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Bird & Butterfly Garden

QUICK LINKS: Buy Soil + Fertilizer • Buy Tools + Accessories Buy Planters + Pottery + Containers When outdoor plant...

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ConservationEducation

Rare, Threatened and Endangered Plants of Upper Newport Bay

Most everyone reading this already knows of the incredible botanical treasure that Upper Newport Bay is. Orange County, an area...

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Gardening

Medicinal Plants & Pollinators

QUICK LINKS: Buy Soil + Fertilizer • Buy Tools + Accessories Buy Planters + Pottery + Containers The act of...

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