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Ripe apricots on tree

Fruit Trees

There is something very satisfying about planting a tree and nurturing it to produce delicious, fresh fruit. We all want fruit trees that thrive and provide enough fruit to share with family, friends, and the entire neighborhood—and the way in which we water, fertilize, prune, and thin will influence how much the tree produces each year. Read on for tips.
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Arbutus Marina

Winter Color

Colorful landscapes are not just for spring and summer. Our garden gurus suggest some easy-care, reliable options for winter color—from flowering annuals and perennials to contrasting shades of color and texture with trees, shrubs, and grasses. With these colorful winter plants, your yard will be as vibrant and welcoming now, as it is in spring.
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Fruit Tree Q&A, Part II

Fruit Tree Q&A, Part II

Now that your fruit trees are producing fruit, you may have similar questions to some that we've received from customers. For this fruit tree Q&A, we consulted with our garden gurus, for solutions and provided their advice, about specific fruiting issues, along with some about general care.
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Peach tree with ripe fruit

Fruit Tree Q&A, Part I

Now that fruit trees are starting to produce fruit, we're getting questions. Our garden gurus have some advice for fruit tree growers in our area. Part I of our Fruit Tree Q&A series answers customer questions about pests and disease. 
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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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Summer Series Part I, Mediterranean

Summer Series Part I, Mediterranean

Taking its cue from the coastal areas of Spain, Italy, and France, the Mediterranean gardening style combines plants that provide texture, color, and structure, alongside more formal accents. Here are a few of our suggested plants for Mediterranean landscape that saves on water.
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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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Gloves and Garden Trowel

May Garden Tasks

Get ready for warm summer temperatures. Our May garden care tips help keep everything in good shape with protection from sun and heat damage, advice on yellow leaves, and answers to defeat unwelcome pests in your garden.

 

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