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Southern California Regional Reports

  • Southern California Regional Reports

    Southern California November Garden To-Do List

    The weather is finally reliably cooler now in Southern California, and our attention is shifting from heat and wind protection to tucking our gardens in with new plants and fresh…

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    Exciting Evergreens for Southern California

    Evergreens are crucial to achieving varied texture and form, as well as the key to any successful four-season garden. Unfortunately, many gardeners would put a lot of evergreens in the…

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    The Best Australian Foliage Picks for Southern California

    The foliage of many Australian plants can add textural beauty to drought-tolerant gardens. Many have willowy leaves and dusty coloring that can add a distinctive touch to your space and…

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    Southern California October Garden To-Do List

    The seasons are subtle here in Southern California, but October is noticeably cooler. With it comes a welcome reprieve from our late summer heat. This can be a busy time…

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    Autumn Salvia Pruning in Southern California

    The wonderful world of salvia, or sage (Salvia spp. and cvs., Zones 5–11), is vast, wildly colorful, and often quite fragrant. There are well over 900 species, of which California…

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    Southern California September Garden To-Do List

    Plant perennial herbs. Herbs such as rosemary (Rosmarinus spp. and cvs., Zones 8–11), sage (Salvia officinalis, Zones 4–8), thyme (Thymus vulgaris, Zones 5–9), and oregano (Origanum vulgare, Zones 4–8) can…

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    A Splash of Color in the Heat of SoCal Summer

    In the heat of August, while a lot of plants are past their seasonal prime, there are some that are just getting their groove on. This is one of the…

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    Southern California Picks for a Drought-Tolerant Cutting Garden

    I love traditional plants for a cutting garden such as roses, lilies (Lilium spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9), hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 4–9), and Peruvian lilies (Alstroemeria spp.…

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    Southern California August Garden To-Do List

    As the summer heat beats upon us, our best game plan is to conserve our energy and spend a bit more time enjoying the garden and a bit less time…

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    The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Mulch for Southern California

    For some years now, I have been teaching classes to homeowners for the local water district. The classes cover the different elements of creating a watershed-wise garden. We cover a…

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