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Growing Herbs For the Holidays

The holiday season is here, and for many of us, that means cooking our favorite meals. Whether it's an herb-rubbed turkey or rosemary and sage-roasted potatoes, fresh herbs can take your dish to the next level. Planting a small herb garden now will ensure you’ll have fresh herbs on-hand to make the most of the season’s culinary delights. Read on for some of our holiday cooking must haves. 
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3 Ways You Can Support Birds This Fall

Each spring and fall, millions of birds travel following food sources and breeding grounds. This expansive journey requires frequent stops for refueling... that is where we come in to help. Learn simple ways you can help support migratory birds this season.  
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Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Sometimes our little dogs and cats are too curious for their own good. We have created a short list of pet-safe houseplants.
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Low-water xeriscape garden

Xeriscaping: The Art of Low-Water Gardening

If you're looking to landscape your garden in a way that is both beautiful and sustainable, xeriscaping may be the perfect solution for you. Xeriscaping, pronounced (zer-i-scaping) is the practice of designing landscapes that heavily reduce the need for irrigation. Read more here...
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Patio Garden

Creating a Low-Maintenance Backyard Oasis

There's nothing like relaxing in the garden at the end of a long day. It's certainly one of the best places to decompress, unless of course, you are looking at a lot of maintenance to add to your weekend task list. Learn how to create a low-maintenance garden to provide you with a year-round sanctuary. 
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Pink Crape Myrtle on lawn along street

Protecting Your Investment This Summer

Protect your trees this summer by using recommended watering techniques to keep your trees healthy. During low water years combined with summer's heat, it's important to provide deep watering to keep your trees thriving. Read on to learn efficient ways to water trees with soaker hoses and the bucket method. 
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Fresh Tomato 'Juliet' on the vine

Late Summer Gardening in Sacramento

Summer is officially here. So can you still plant a summer garden? In our region we have a long growing season, so the good news is there’s still plenty of time to enjoy a summer garden, or to replace spent spring veggies and herbs. Planting in July is different than planting in April—and a big part of that is the heat. Read on for some helpful tips for planting in summer.
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Plums on a tree

How To Choose Your Fruit Tree

Learn how you can enjoy the benefits of planting a tree and nurturing it to produce delicious, fresh fruit. The real magic comes during harvest when the trees are filled with fruit to share with family, friends, and neighbors. 
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