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  • October in the Garden

    Added October 15, 2016
    Giant pumpkin growing in Santa Cruz, CA.

    This post was originally written by Paul McCollum a few years ago and I've reposted it because it has some great information about garden activities for the early fall. Thanks, Paul! To all the lovely people, Welcome to fall. I hope you all had a great...

  • Go Native!

    Added September 17, 2016
    Sticky monkeyflower bloom. Photo: © Carol Nickbarg

    The global economy means that plant lovers now have access to a vast variety of plant species. However, there are several reasons a gardener may want to stick with the plants that are native to his or her own neighborhood. Drought-tolerance As...


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