Ugly Is Not a Turf Replacement

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.”
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June in the Natural Garden

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.
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Butterfly Gardening

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.
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May in the Natural Garden

M is for May, Mothers, Matilija poppy and Maybe one last rain, (but probably not this year).
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April in the Natural Garden

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.
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Spring Equinox 2022

Spring Equinox 2022 To mark The end of night, beginning of day And end of day, beginning of night Songs, morning and evening Phrases complex and melodious, not repeating Even
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