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Spanish Lavender

About Lavender: Pruning and Culinary Tips

Lavender is an evergreen perennial that is perfect for the Mediterranean climate here in the Sacramento area. It is drought tolerant and thrives in the heat, requiring full sun for 6-8 hours per day. Learn how to prune and care for lavender to keep it blooming. 

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Rose 'Vavoom'

A Few Tips To Get Your Rose Garden Started

Roses are in full bloom right now and there are so many varieties to choose from—each with their own spectacular color and special characteristics. But don't be intimidated by their beauty; roses are actually easier to care for than you might think. The main aspects involved in caring for roses are: planting, watering, fertilizing and pruning. Simply put, with the correct amount of water and sunlight, and a little bit of grooming, your roses should thrive. If you are new to growing roses, here are some tips for ultimate success.
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Maple Tree

Best Trees for Low Allergens

Trees purify the air we breathe by taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. But if you have allergies, you may not be on friendly terms with trees during certain seasons of the year. We've selected a few of our favorites that are less likely to tickle your nose and will look great in your landscape.

 

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Bee on Salvia

Reimagine Your Landscape: Pollinators

Pollinators play an essential role in our ecosystem and in the habitat of your garden. So, what can you do to draw pollinators to your garden? Plant for pollinators. Read on for some tips and a few of our favorites.
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Juniper 'Spartan'

Screens and Windbreaks

Trees are beautiful, provide habitat for wildlife, clean the air and increase property value. Evergreen trees also act as a barrier and provide privacy for your property. Read on to learn more about a few of our favorite screens and windbreaks. 
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California Wild Lilac

Reimagine Your Landscape: Mediterranean

We’d like to share a few recommendations that might help you choose water-wise plants for your landscape. Whether you’re looking for a groundcover for the slope on the side of your home, simple privacy screening shrubs, or plants that will completely replace your lawn, this is the place to begin.
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Flowering Trees

Flowering Trees

Spring is ripe for planting trees. The soil is workable, rain provides the watering, and there's time for roots to begin establishing before the heat arrives. 
When planting a tree there are a few things to consider, including: mature size, water needs, sun exposure, and shape. Read on for our spring-blooming favorites. 
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Hands holding loose soil

Soil Savvy

We’ve carefully selected the best quality soils: they're locally blended using natural and organic material to encourage healthy root growth—without any construction or green waste. And because no two gardens are the same, our gurus will help you to determine the soil blend that’s right for you. Read on for more timely soil suggestions. 
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Keeping Bugs At Bay

Keeping Bugs At Bay

Now's the time to start checking for seasonal pest problems and take steps to protect your plants. We can help you find the right natural solution in the fight against unwanted garden guests.
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