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Pink Muhly Grass

Non-Invasive Grasses

Most ornamental grasses are prime in summer and a perfect fit for our region. But before you start shopping, read through our list below for commonly-known invasive grasses, along with our recommendations for substitutes. Our suggestions are typically low maintenance, water-wise and deer resistant. In addition, we've provided more grass options that just look great in any landscape. Nothing here suits your style? Take a stroll through our nursery, where you'll find many more varieties, sizes, colors, and shapes to choose from. 
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Peace Lily

Easy and Stylish

Houseplants have made a resurgence because of their versatility as part of home decor. Incorporate houseplants into your design with confidence. We've narrowed down a long list of our favorites for beginners or the absent-minded gardener.
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Silver Grass 'Morning Light'

Grasses for the Masses

Have you considered adding ornamental grasses to your landscape? With so many varieties to choose from, you can select your favorites for container gardens and beds. Take a look at a few of our recommendations. 
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red white and blue flowers

Red, White and Bloom Pot-Ups

Celebrate the 4th of July with one of our colorful container recipes. Plant one of these or cook up your own blend of fillers, spillers and thrillers in your favorite pot. Make sure grouped plants have the same light and water requirements. 

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DIY Landscape Design

DIY Landscape Design

Rebecca, of Studio Plumb, embarked on a journey of DIY landscape design as a guest participant of the One Room Challenge. Rebecca is an interior designer in the Sacramento area. She has an eye for design, color, texture, and lines. But landscape design is something she had not tackled before.
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Keeping Your Roses "Rosy"

Keeping Your Roses "Rosy"

You've been enjoying your roses all season long, so why stop now? Help keep them blooming and happy with these simple guidelines for watering, deadheading, and fertilizing.
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Elephant Ear Plant

Plants Around Pools

When planting around swimming pools, consider plants that have non-irritating foliage, do not attract a lot of bees, can tolerate some light foot traffic, and are not so messy that they require additional maintenance. Here are some options...
 
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pink roses on white fence

Reimagine Your Landscape: English Style

We've created a twist on the English-style landscape, inspired by plants for our Mediterranean climate. Create a place to relax and admire nature, by incorporating groups of fragrant flowers planted among brick or cobblestone paths, small groupings of trees, and seating to admire birdbaths or small ponds. Check out our plant list for a water-wise English style garden.
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Climbing a Tree

Best Trees for Climbing

Trees can provide many benefits to your home and neighborhood, and let's not forget that trees can also provide fun and adventure. Looking up at the sturdy limbs of established trees, who doesn't want to climb to the top and see what's happening in the neighborhood? Count me in! Here are a few of our favorite trees to climb.
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