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  • Summer Snapdragons

    Angelonia is a beautiful bloomer that is a great waterwise choice for bright summer color. It's also known as Summer Snapdragons. And, they do have the appearance of a smaller snapdragon. They have beautiful spires of small flowers that bloom all summer long. They will grow to be 2 feet [...] Read Full Article
  • Texas Ranger Comes to the Rescue of Waterwise Gardeners

    California gardeners looking for waterwise, heat-tolerant plants need not despair. Texas Rangers (Leucophyllum species) will come to your garden’s rescue. When it comes to reliable, waterwise shrubs, true to their namesakes, these Lone Star natives come through in a blaze of glory. These tough guys have beautiful exteriors – lush foliage [...] Read Full Article
  • Pollinators in the Garden

    Every garden needs pollinators such as butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. They feed on the nectar one a flower and then move to another flower distributing pollen, Without pollinators we would have fewer flowers, fruits and vegetables. Pollinators need two things from plants. The first is nectar. Nectar is loaded with sugars [...] Read Full Article
  • Hummingbird Container Garden

    Full Sun Project Project Time:  30 Minutes Whether your outdoor space is big or small you can attract and enjoy beautiful hummingbirds. This container garden is designed with flowers that hummingbirds love!    Shopping List: 1 Large Glazed Container 38 inches wide or bigger 1 – 1 gallon Purple Fountain grass 1 – 4 inch Coleus 1 – [...] Read Full Article
  • August Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Water Wisely. Plants like azaleas and camellias will benefit from a little extra water. Most established plants need about one inch of water per week to perform at their best. Water just until you see run off between 6-10am.  Learn more about Waterwise Gardening along with tips and ideas [...] Read Full Article
  • Attracting Hummingbirds

    Gardening for Hummingbirds Hummingbirds have delighted birdwatchers for centuries. Their bright, iridescent colors, rapid flight and the ability to hover are a few of the traits that make hummingbirds unique. Such high-energy movement requires that they feed every ten to fifteen minutes. Natural foods consist of nectar, small insects and spiders [...] Read Full Article
  • Succulent Containers

    Containers filled with succulent plants are fun, easy, and eye catching! Step 1: Choose a container - You can plant succulents in any type of container that has good drainage. Glazed pottery, terra cotta pots, wooden boxes and even wreath forms are great vessels for a succulent garden.  Step 2: E.B. Stone [...] Read Full Article
  • Waterwise Gardening Tips

    As seen on KTLA - July 2014 Armstrong Garden Centers gives tips for having a beautiful, but low water garden in California.   Learn more about waterwise gardening > Learn about our upcoming classes >   Read Full Article
  • Top Ten Important Water Saving Tips

    Water-conscious gardening saves consumers money as mandatory state water restrictions arrive GLENDORA, Calif. – July 21, 2014 – The drought in California is so severe that the state is implementing an emergency water conservation regulation and will fine those who waste it starting on Aug. 1, 2014. Now more than ever [...] Read Full Article
  • Miniature Terrarium

    Indoor Project – Bright indirect light Project time: 30 minutes Miniature terrariums make fun accents for your home. They are super simple to put together and maintain. Start by choosing a glass container. Choose a glass bowl with a wider opening for an easy to plant option. Or, choose a glass container [...] Read Full Article
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