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    Native Understory Plants for California Oaks

    One of our iconic trees here in Southern California is the oak (Quercus spp. and cvs., Zones 4–11). Whether they are grown as stand-alone specimens or in a grove, the…

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    10 Ground Covers for Shade

    It is often the case that we gardeners find ourselves with a shady corner in our yard where nothing grows. What we long for is one plant that will take…