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Fall is for Planting – Planting Color for the Cooler Season

Most people don’t realize spring isn’t the only season we need to think about planting.  Great gardeners know that early autumn is just as important to get back into your garden as the Spring months to keep the bounties of color going all year long on your patio, containers and in your garden. After [...]

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 [...]

CA Friendly® Gardening Solutions | A Beautiful Garden using Less Water with Ron Vanderhoff & Tracy Wankner

How can you have a beautiful garden, but with considerably less water? Tracy Wankner and Ron Vanderhoff, long-time water conservation experts, will explain numerous easy, practical and effective techniques on conserving water in your garden, including plant choices, turf considerations,hydro-zones, surface mulching, sprinkler technology, controllers and settings, irrigation efficiency, surface applications, soak cycles, and more. [...]

CA Friendly® Gardening Solutions | CA Friendly Plants for a Lavish Landscape with Tracy Wankner & Christian Lewis

Luxurious, lush, and lavish are all adjectives to describe the California Friendly plant palette. Our expert horticulturists, Tracy Wankner and Christian Lewis, will share ways to save water and transform your garden. You will no longer think of low water gardens as dry or sparse, as these plants will change your mind. Their passion for [...]

CA Friendly Gardening Solutions | Plants “Old and New” with Tim Fiskin

Join Tim Fiskin, Landscape General Manager and California Friendly garden expert as he discusses his favorite CA Friendly planting combinations.  Tim will review proven performers from the past, current new hybrids, as well as design combinations for both.

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My Edible Garden | What to do in July with Steve Hampson

Our monthly discussion of everything edible: vegetables, herbs, fruits, berries and more. This month's discussion led by Steve Hampson will cover, but will not be limited to, care of tomatoes, other warm season vegetables, and herbs for summer. Summer pruning of deciduous fruit trees also will be discussed. Bring your questions as well as your [...]

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Gardening 101 Series | Soils & Fertilizers with Tracy Wankner

Join expert horticulturist, Tracy Wankner, in an ongoing series about gardening for beginners. Whether you are a new homeowner, apartment dweller, college student, new gardener or retired with more time on your hands, knowing the basics of soils and fertilizers are the key to success. Although gardening can seem daunting, we're here to guide you, [...]

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For Clean, Healthy Air, Bring Plants Indoors by Ron Vanderhoff

Imagine walking into a home that’s full of green plants. When you open the door the area greets you with an unmistakable feeling. The air is alive and clean, full of positive energy. The plants seem to be giving off not only oxygen, but good vibrations. […]