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  • 20 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

    1. Stack them high:  Make a pumpkin topiary.   2. Quick fix: Decorate a pumpkin in two minutes or less with a black stocking.   3. Drill down: Get out the handy power tools and drill patterns in the side of the pumpkin.   4. Try a little Bling: Create glitter covered pumpkins.   5. Painted Pumpkins: Paint a message like 'boo' on [...] Read Full Article
  • Pumpkin Topiary DIY

    Create a pumpkin topiary that will last throughout fall. Play with different size pumpkins to create a topiary to fit your space and décor style. Directions: 1. Choose 3 heirloom pumpkins in varying sizes that are somewhat flat on the top and 1 ‘pumpkin pie’ pumpkin. 2. Get a pot that is slightly smaller in diameter than [...] Read Full Article
  • Get Your Garden “Party Ready” for Spring

    Spring is a great time of year for a garden party. Outdoors, there are layers of fresh, bright green foliage, vibrant colors, and mild temperatures. The holidays encourage us—Purim, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day are all ideal outdoor spring celebrations.  After-Winter Tidying How do you make sure your garden is [...] Read Full Article
  • Gardening in Containers

    Gardening in Containers Whether one has a yard or not everyone can garden. Even the humblest, recycled container can hold a garden. And given that California’s water supply is so limited right now gardening in pots may be the coolest thing a gardener can do.  Small-scale gardening of any sort—in containers or [...] Read Full Article
  • Low-Chill Fruits for Small Gardens

    Small-Space Techniques With a bit of know-how, California gardeners can have luscious fruit fresh from the garden early summer though fall. Success in growing fruit in small gardens is all in the pruning.  There’s no need for trees to grow any higher that one can reach.  There are other ways of optimizing [...] Read Full Article
  • Colorful, Waterwise Flowers for Late Summer

    Is your garden looking a bit dull? High temperatures have taken a toll on just everyone’s garden. But no one needs to finish out the summer with drab outdoor surroundings. There’s a wonderful group of plants that provide late summer color (and into fall) that are not only beautiful but [...] Read Full Article
  • Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

    Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden  Bees, butterflies and other insects go about their quiet work with little appreciation. But without them, our gardens would be a lot less colorful and bear fewer fruits and vegetables.  Nectar and Pollen In order to increase the presence of pollinators in our backyards and realize their benefits [...] Read Full Article
  • Coneflowers are Butterfly Magnets

    Easy-care coneflowers have undergone a remarkable transformation. No longer shy Midwestern beauties, they’ve burst into entirely new color ranges and gotten gussied up in new flower forms. Native to America’s heartland, coneflowers (Echinacea) are tough and hardy. Large daisy-like flowers have distinctive, raised centers of brownish-orange to black. Sturdy, straight stems [...] Read Full Article
  • Daylilies Deliver

    Get that mental picture of the ubiquitous, narrow-petaled golden daylily right out of your mind.  Today’s daylilies are so much more than that.   New Colors To begin with, prepare to be bowled over with ravishing color. Cranberry red, dark purple, vivid pink, blackish-red, butterscotch, burnt orange, ivory cream, and startling combinations of [...] Read Full Article
  • 20 Waterwise Plants

    No matter what style of garden you prefer, you can have a beautiful garden full of flowers that bloom throughout the year and are waterwise! Here are 20 of our favorite waterwise plants:   Learn more about Waterwise Gardening >     Facebook  Instagram  Twitter       Read Full Article
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    Below are a few tips and ideas to help you enjoy your garden and also be waterwise for California. We as Californians are resilient, resourceful and need to be respectful ... More Info
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