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Ways to Add Fall Color to Your Garden

Written by Katie S. Even though Southern California’s nearly-constant good weather and sunshine means that the region doesn’t experience the dramatic color changes that come with the change in the seasons. This doesn’t mean you can’t have lots of fall color in your garden though. The following ideas are just a few ways you can […]

Ornamental Cabbage and Kale

By Richard Flowers, ACCNP-Green Thumb Nursery-Ventura It’s wintertime and peering in the distance I see a wondrous ocean of vibrant and eye-popping floral display but with closer examination I see no flowers at all, but instead they are brilliantly colored leaves. The last time I was at Disneyland literally hundreds of these beautiful plants showed […]

Fall is for Planting, Our Second Spring

Written by Wendy M. Southern California offers the perfect climate for gardening all year round. The warmer spring/summer months and cooler fall/winter months provide growing conditions for almost every type of vegetable or fruit. During the fall months, weeds grow at a much slower pace allowing your garden plants to take in the nutrients they need […]

Attract Hummingbirds Year Round by Growing A Healthy Habitat

Written by Alicia R. Early Spanish explorers to the New World called hummingbirds joyas voladores or “flying jewels.” They had never before seen the tiny, brightly colored birds with long needle-like beaks, because hummingbirds only live in the Western Hemisphere. Horticulturists theorize that this is why the birds seem to prefer flowering plants native to this half of […]

Finding Pet-Safe Houseplants that May Help Clean Air

Written by Alicia R. Houseplants are refreshing to the eye and spirit for people and pets alike. Greenery may even refresh indoor air, although research on that topic is inconclusive about how toxin and plant interaction in the in sealed, closed rooms of scientific studies will translate to home environments. But it can be difficult […]