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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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Bushel of Lavender blooms

Learning Your Lavender

Lavender is the perfect plant for your Mediterranean garden. Its beautiful blooms produce a relaxing aroma that attracts humans and pollinators alike. Learn more about the differences between English, Spanish and French lavender and how to keep them thriving.
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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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Sage 'Garden Grey'

Summer of Salvias

Salvia, commonly referred to as sage, is a great addition to the multi-faceted garden. These sun-loving perennials attract beneficial pollinators, produce beautiful flowers, and can be used in culinary creations. Plant a palette of colors and sizes.
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Diagram of a Potup Recipe

Radiant Potup Recipes

We've created some container recipes for you that will shine for months to come. Planting in containers is a fun way to express your personality and provide pops of color throughout your landscape. Aside from the porch or deck, consider inserting potted  arrangements throughout your garden beds, nestled among shrubs. 

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Japanese Laceleaf Maple 'Tamukeyama'

Recipes Inspired By Summer

Ready to put something new in the ground, but not sure where to start? We can help. Select from the planting recipes below that are grouped by sun requirements and will be sure to play nicely together. Need more ideas? Stop by your favorite location to talk with a garden guru and browse the entire collection. 
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Pink Phalaenopsis Orchid

Living in Opulence with Orchids

Orchids provide beautiful blooms for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. What happens though when the flowers wilt and fall off? Read along as we sprout some knowledge on caring for your orchid and how to get them to bloom again.
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Pretty In Pink Eden Climbing Rose

Pick the Perfect Rose For Your Garden

Roses have been a timeless classic for many gardeners over the centuries, offering beautiful blooms and color year after year. Due to their well-deserved popularity, they have been created in an abundance of different varieties. From high climbers to low growing carpet roses we will break down who's who in the rose world. 
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Matija Poppies in bloom

California Natives: Meet the Real Stars of the State

Are you looking for low-maintenance plants that not only look beautiful but also support native pollinators? If so... look no further than these native stars of the golden state. Check out a few of our superstar natives below to incorporate with other waterwise plants for a garden of abundance.
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