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  • Fall Window Box

    Project time: 45 minutes Full Sun Project  Celebrate the season with fall plantings in your window box. Create great texture with ornamental cabbage and lettuce. Add fall colors with ornamental peppers and beets. Tie raffia around Muhly grass to resemble harvested bundled wheat. Shopping List 1 window box – 36 inches long 3 – 1 [...] Read Full Article
  • Hauntingly Beautiful

    Plant these plants this fall to add color and mood to create a haunting effect. Not that you need an excuse to use black plants in your garden, but the Halloween season is the perfect time to add dark and rich colors. Fall is California’s best planting time, and whose garden [...] Read Full Article
  • Garden Inspiration: Planting for Fall

    As seen on Fox 5 San Diego - September 2014. Tips for Planting this Fall season in California from Armstrong Garden Centers.   Learn more about Cool Season Edibles >   Read Full Article
  • Garden Talks for your Organization

    Armstrong Garden Centers has garden experts that can come speak to your organization or group on nearly any garden topic from waterwise gardening to planting a container garden. Please fill in your information below to get started, once we can confirm your preferred date an associate from your nearest Armstrong Garden [...] Read Full Article
  • Early Fall Container Garden

     Full Sun Project For instant fall color gratification use croton (typically thought of as a houseplant), a mum or two, ornamental peppers and golden variegated ivy. Brilliantly colored foliage against the radiant mum blooms make perfect harmony in this autumn container garden.   Shopping List: 1 – Glazed Pot 20 Inches 1 – Mum 1 – [...] Read Full Article
  • A Grass that Drinks Responsibly - UC Verde Buffalograss

    UC Verde Buffalograss Save up to 75% on water consumption with UC Verde Buffalograss. This low-care, no-care grass option is the only buffalograss bred in California that requires little water while giving you a lush, green lawn.   Save Water Native to the United States, buffalograss has a deep root system that grows several [...] Read Full Article
  • Waterwise Lawn Grasses and Grass Alternatives

    There are wonderful low-water alternatives to thirsty turf lawns. Only one or two of them look like typical lawns, however. But once they are established, you’ll begin to appreciate the seasonal change and interesting textures these “lawns” provide. Not sure you want to go whole hog? Just replace either your [...] Read Full Article
  • How to Repot an Orchid

    Follow our tips to repot a new or favorite orchid into a pot that fits the decor of your home or office. Indoor project Project Time: 20 minutes Step 1: Gather your supplies. You will need: Orchid Bark or Orchid Mix A new container Twine Support stakes Decorative moss Scissors Step 2: Remove the orchid from its original container. If [...] Read Full Article
  • September Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Fall is for planting. Now’s the very best time to plant just about everything. Warm soil, cooler air and (hopefully) rain make for well-established plants that really burst forth next spring. Refresh your garden. After our hot, hot summers, it’s time to refresh with seasonal color. Cool-season flowers to [...] Read Full Article
  • Gardening in Small Spaces

    You've heard the phrase "Good things come in small packages?" Well, that's true of small garden spaces too! A small space shouldn't limit your garden or your imagination—hanging baskets, containers, window boxes, espaliered fruit trees….they're all great ways to made a big gardening impact – even on the most limited high [...] Read Full Article
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