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Heavenly Bamboo, Yucca, Manzanita

Simply Stunning Recipes for Summer Planting

Whether starting from scratch, or revitalizing an existing landscape, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to begin. Need a little nudge? We've created a collection of plant combinations that do very well during our sizzling summers and create a space that feels cool and lush. 
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Coneflower 'Cheyenne Spirit'

Summer Container Recipes

Create stunning combinations using our thriller, filler, spiller recipes as a guide. You can adjust for quantities to fit the pot you select. We've created combos with water and sunlight needs in mind, as well as colors and textures that play well together.
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Wallflower and Lantana

Start with the Basics, Part III

Welcome to Part III in our series about basic landscape shrubs. Read on and learn about some of the top-performing shrubs for our area. We've matched them with companions so you can pick the ones you like to personalize your landscape design.
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Start with the Basics, Part II

Start with the Basics, Part II

Welcome to Part II in our series about basic landscape shrubs for the Sacramento region. We've selected some of our top shrub picks that perform well in our area year-round—and then matched them with companions to help you personalize your landscape design.
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Start with the Basics, Part I

Start with the Basics, Part I

Welcome to our series about basic landscape shrubs for the Sacramento region. We've selected some of our top shrub picks that perform well in our area year-round—and then matched them with companion options that will help you personalize your landscape design.
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Pruning

Pruning

Now that fall’s upon us, it’s time to prune a few things in your landscape. But what exactly is pruning? Pruning trims old growth to encourage new growth and blooming. Although, timing is everything. Find out if the timing is right for a few of your favorites.
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Celestial Night Floribunda Rose

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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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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