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Category: California Native Plants

The Watershed Garden

The importance and application of creating a water conscious garden. In this presentation, Jodie describes designing and implementing a garden in concert with your local watershed.

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The Basic 1-2-3 on Soils for Native Plants

Always try to match the soil, the conditions, and the plant for great success every time. You can only alter the qualities of the soil to a certain extent. The same goes for the site conditions. But plant choices…ahhh, you have hundreds!

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Silver Highlights

The following list of native plants contains some of the most beautiful, drought-adapted native foliage available. To feature these plants in your landscape, combine several species including trees, shrubs and ground covers for a silvery garden that glows in the moonlight or combine with a few evergreen staples for a more subtle gray theme.

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The Art & Science of Butterfly Gardening

honey bees aren’t the only pollinator that helps plants thrive. Southern California is a biodiversity hotspot, home to over 700 species of native bees. As urban development marches on, native plant gardens can be a crucial stepping stone for wild bees.

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Coastal Gardening

Listed here are just some of the many plants that will give your garden it’s sense of place, identifying it as a coastal California paradise.

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Cooking With Native Plants

honey bees aren’t the only pollinator that helps plants thrive. Southern California is a biodiversity hotspot, home to over 700 species of native bees. As urban development marches on, native plant gardens can be a crucial stepping stone for wild bees.

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Dry Shade

When landscaping unirrigated shady areas, such as under oak trees, you will enjoy a much greater success level by choosing the appropriate plant material. Here is a list of various drought-tolerant plants to select from to add just the right touch to that dark spot.

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Native Bees: Biology, Bee-havior, & Research

honey bees aren’t the only pollinator that helps plants thrive. Southern California is a biodiversity hotspot, home to over 700 species of native bees. As urban development marches on, native plant gardens can be a crucial stepping stone for wild bees.

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