To avoid these easily recognizable and just plain ugly “syndromes,” let’s achieve functional beauty by exploring some key planning and planting principles. Consider the following points whether you are replacing existing turf, or working on a new design that might have traditionally been planted with turf, back “in the good old days.”
June, 2022 in the Natural Garden. Your natural garden should be just fine in your absence, perhaps it’s at a stage having become “self-sustaining,” so you can go play in nature.
Attracting butterflies to your garden is a rewarding way to foster a healthy population of beneficial insects. Here, we have compiled a list of the best host and nectar sources for attracting California native butterflies.
M is for May, Mothers, Matilija poppy and Maybe one last rain, (but probably not this year).
Diversity. It is what makes southern California’s flora so amazing, and the lack thereof is what makes southern California’s “ornamental'' public landscape so dull. Take a hike, prepared with camera, sketch pad or notebook and you’re in for a pleasant treat.