Camellias vs. Carpenteria
Blooms Beneath the Dappled Light of Oak Canopies The dappled […]
Wildland to Urban Garden (2/2)
Bringing the Wild to Urban Spaces Last month, we noted […]
Wildland Adjacent Garden (1/2)
Closely nature produces very clear, meaningful benefits when it comes […]
Lilac vs. Lilac
The Battle Between East and West The fragrance of Eastern […]
A Rosy Future for Rose Gardens
3 Design Strategies for Sustainable Rose Gardens Many non-native species […]
Cistus Vs. Mimulus
Gum Rockrose (Cistus) Vs. Monkey Flower (Mimulus) The unsung heroes […]
2014′s Carrots and Sticks
Cities and governmental organizations throughout the county began offer intricate incentives for drought tolerant landscaping and rate hikes for excessive water use . There is evidence these programs have produced the intended consequences.
4 Fire-Fighting Native Plants
Smart landscaping choices deliver benefits that extend far beyond drought tolerance. Can you believe the same plant choices that conserve water, save money and time, and earn grants can also fight fires? It’s true!
Extra-Credit Water Savers
Three simple landscaping decisions produce profound and powerful water savings: replacing a traditional lawn with an IdealMow® lawn alternative, integrating smart irrigation, and planting natives. The first two alone can save more than 70 percent of the water you use outdoors.