Get Fire Wise with Tips & Plants to Protect Your Home

Written by Alicia R. Fire probably is the last thing most people are thinking about when entering garden centers bursting with color. But out West, where wildfire is becoming all too common, a new kind of landscape design  is emerging — fire-wise landscaping. Many California cities throughout the state are considered at risk of wildfire […]

Ways You Can Help Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinators

Many gardeners are concerned about helping to support insects that pollinate plants, especially the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) due to its continuing decline.  In this article, we will cover the many ways that gardeners can help monarch butterflies.  The Xerxes Society for Invertebrate Conservation reports that only 200,000 monarchs were observed overwintering along the California […]