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Mudslide Prevention – Which Strong Shrubs Prevent Erosion

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Written by Julie G. Living in Southern California has its perks — perfect year-round weather, sunshine, proximity to the beach and the mountains, and of course amazing opportunities and choices for resident and commercial gardens alike. As with any popular area, there are lots of people looking to spend their days here, inside and outside […]

Planting A Butterfly Garden: Ultimate Green Thumb Guide

Planting a butterfly garden can be a rewarding and fun way to bring life into your yard.  You can start your own butterfly garden even if you only have enough space for a couple planters.  You can also plant an epic butterfly haven that will attract all sorts of different pollinators from near and far.  […]

Are Coffee Grounds Really Good For Your Soil?

We’ve been hearing over and over that coffee grounds should be added to your soil instead of dumped in the trash bin, but what exactly is it contributing to the soil?  Thanks to a laboratory analysis, we have discovered that coffee grounds are acidic and contain large amounts of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and copper.  The […]

Watch Rare Corpse Flower Bloom on Live Stream

Why a Corpse Flower? What is stinky and beautiful?  The rare Corpse Flower!  Not too long ago we actually sold a dwarf variation of the Corpse Flower in our nurseries!  If you were lucky enough to get your hands on one before they sold out, you will see this beautiful occasion take place in person! […]

How Do I Attract Pollinators To My Garden?

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  Attracting Pollinators Pollinators are needed for so many things! Without them our food, our beautiful landscapes,and our gardens would be gone!  Contribute to their existence with a beautiful pollinator-friendly garden.  You might’ve asked yourself the question: How do I attract pollinators to my garden? Pollinators need food! It’s important to have a variety of […]

Kill Weeds Naturally

Here’s a helpful quick tip for killing weeds without the use of harmful chemicals:  Killing weeds naturally has always been a challenge for those that want to be earth-friendly, but most don’t know that there is a really simple solution!  Weeds need to be hydrated with water just like our favorite perennials, annuals and water wise […]

How To Plant a Cocktail Herb Garden

How To Plant a Cocktail Herb Garden A cocktail herb garden helps provide easily accessible drink garnishes, fresh cooking ingredients and makes for a gorgeous addition to your patio!  You’ll be surprised how easily it is to grow your own herb garden perfect for cocktails and we’re going to give you the run down. Materials Container […]

How to Get Rid of Spider Mites Organically

Spider mites can cause massive damage to many indoor and outdoor plants, learning how to get rid of spider mites organically is very important to keeping your plants healthy and happy.  Learn more about spider mites, the damage they cause and how to get rid of them organically.

DIY Garden Decoration with Air Plants

An indoor garden DIY project can easily be put together using some air plants and driftwood. Air plants are the go-to for indoor garden decoration because they are about as easy as it gets when it comes to plants, they don’t require being planted! Air plants receive all of the nutrients they need from the air and […]