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  • Expand Your Native California Plant Gardening Library With These Titles!

    Added November 27, 2016
    Cover of Growing California Native Plants (1st edition).

    Looking for some good ideas for Christmas gifts for gardening friends and family? These are the three best books to keep within reach if you are a California native plant gardener.  Growing California Native Plants,...

  • California Native Plant Profile: Buckwheat

    Added November 20, 2016
    Sulfur buckwheat recovering after the Angora fire near Lake Tahoe.

    Eriogonum is the buckwheat genus, one of the largest in California, with over 125 species. With so many species to choose from, you are sure to find one for your garden! Native buckwheats come in both annual and perennial forms. They are some...


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  • Behind the Bee Veil: Charley Nye

    Added December 9, 2016
    Charley Nye (center) teaching a beekeeping course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Have you ever wondered who's behind the veil?  The bee veil, that is. If you enroll in a beekeepers' course at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at the University of California, Davis, one of the instructors you're likely to meet...

  • Confessions of a Backyard Beekeeper

    Added December 8, 2016
    Beekeeper Ann M. Evans admires her first swarm (2013).

    Confessions of a Backyard Beekeeper. That's the title of a piece by former-Davis-mayor-turned-beekeeper Ann M. Evans in the newly published Ipinion Syndicate book, Cats, Dogs and Other Things that Poop in the Yard. "Here's what I know about...

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