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Category: California Native Plants

Edible Native Plants

When you think of how you connect to your native garden, you may not immediately think of it as a place you find something to nibble on. Learn more about edible native California plants for your garden.

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Mycorrhizae

What Are Mycorrhizal Fungi? Mycorrhizal fungi are certain kinds of fungi which are specialized to colonize the roots of the majority of plants and form

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Shady With Katie

Katie will go over some of our favorite California shade plants that can be planted all year long. Learn how to brighten dark areas of your garden and bring color and seasonal interest to those space.

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Natives for Butterflies

Drought tolerant native plants are beneficial for species-specific native butterflies that depend on just one or a few types of plants as larval hosts.

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Butterfly Bundles

The following six plants are guaranteed to get your butterfly garden started. You may have chosen to go with all six of one species or

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Ocean Institute’s Native Maritime Garden

After stewing over this for around 10 years, Mike Evans will finally let off some steam and attempt to make some sense out of southern California’s “Mulch Madness” in his presentation “The Low Down Dirt on Mulch.” Watch Mike discuss what works and what doesn’t in regards to putting stuff on the surface of your soil in your native garden.

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The Low Down Dirt On Mulch

After stewing over this for around 10 years, Mike Evans will finally let off some steam and attempt to make some sense out of southern California’s “Mulch Madness” in his presentation “The Low Down Dirt on Mulch.” Watch Mike discuss what works and what doesn’t in regards to putting stuff on the surface of your soil in your native garden.

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