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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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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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Purple flowers near sprinkler system

Irrigation Efficiency

Irrigation efficiency is not only key to water conservation, but then the health of your plants. Most often, plants are over watered, therefore, they succumb to pests and disease.
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Myrtle Crapes in a backyard

Why Crape Myrtles Take the Stage This Summer

A Popular Choice for Good Reason Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica), gets its name from the abundant spires of crepe-like flowers that it bears in the warm, summer months. These showy flowers combined with attractive bark, beautiful fall foliage, water-wise properties and high durability have made Crape Myrtles...

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Organic Fertilizer

4 Ways Organic Fertilizers Help Plants Use Less Water

With changing water cycles in California, gardeners are looking for water-wise options when it comes to fertilizers. And, when it’s hot, it’s important to use products that won’t burn. Organics fertilizers are gaining momentum because they help maintain beautiful gardens...

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