Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
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Hosta of the Year
Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...
Old Time Tomatoes
Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didnt apply,...
Welcome to Munchkin Land
Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...
Lawn Care Made Easier
If youve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- youll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...
In the Garden
Teaching plant roots to grow deeply for water will lessen irrigation needs during hot weather. Make sure that irrigation drip lines, soaker hoses, sprinklers, and trenches are in place before root systems get too large, so you're not disturbing...
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Favorite or New Plant
Any Plants That Attract Beneficial Insects! To encourage beneficial insects to populate your garden, provide them with their chosen foods...
Clever Gardening Technique
Soda Bottles, Plastic Jugs and Nursery Containers Become Watering Tools Recycle 2-liter plastic soda bottles into drip-irrigation containers. Punch two small holes...
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- More Lettuce All Season Long
- Get Herbs Started
- Clean Up Ground Covers
- Dry-Area Blooming Shrubs
- Get Weeds Now