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Drought Tolerant Plants

Did you know it can take two years for your plant to become drought tolerant? Your brand new plant has a very small root zone, and developing a much larger root zone happens in three steps: the first six months, the second six months, and forever after.

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Camellia Blooms

Favorite Shrubs For Fall

When we think about beautiful fall colors, most of can visualize large trees with leaves in oranges, and reds, and yellows. But did you know there are many varieties of shrubs that can provide the same fabulous fall color—while providing...

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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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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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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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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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Water wise mediterranean plant

Landscape for Our Mediterranean Climate

Plants that are suited for our Mediterranean climate require less pest management, and they tolerate the cycles of local precipitation. Many plants thrive in our climate, draw beneficial wildlife, and look attractive all year; find out about a few of our recommendations. 
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