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Waterwise Gardening

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 of our land and all that it bears.

Monte Enright, President and C.O.O. of Armstrong Garden Centers, discusses the drought and what it means for your garden.  Read More >

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  • 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
  • Stunningly Beautiful Waterwise Gardens

    For some inspiration on making a garden that beautiful and low-water check out the gallery below. Learn about other Waterwise Plants and Tips > Looking for ideas? Checkout our Pinterest page > Read Full Article
  • High/Low - Like the Look? Here's the low-water version! Part 2

    In the second installment of our high/low series, we offer more low-water alternatives for popular plants. Combine these water-thrifty plants for any garden look you want—California cottage, French formal, Tuscan countryside, Moroccan exotic. It’s all about the plants you choose and how you combine them that create the waterwise version of [...] Read Full Article
  • Lush and Colorful Waterwise Plants

    Low-water doesn’t have to be desert-like We’ve all seen well-meaning, but dreary, low-water landscapes. The only color is gray or gray-green, and plants look brittle and bone-dry. But waterwise gardens can be so much more—vibrant, colorful and yes, even lush-looking. Here are 48 water-thrifty plants that will add beauty and vibrancy to [...] Read Full Article
  • High/Low - Like the Look? Here's the low-water version!

    Who says waterwise gardens have to look brittle, dry and colorless? Certainly not Armstrong! Here we offer low-water alternatives for popular plants. Combine these water-thrifty plants for any garden look you want—California cottage, French formal, Tuscan countryside, Moroccan exotic. It’s all about the plants you choose and how you combine them [...] Read Full Article
  • Waterwise Plants

    Much of California has a “Mediterranean” climate, with minimal winter rains, hot, dry summers and autumns with hot, drying winds. The lack of winter frosts and imported water makes growing an extremely wide range of plants possible in California. However, gardeners wishing to live in a sustainable way will want [...] Read Full Article
  • Lavenders Explained

    There are more than thirteen types of lavenders and many more named lavender varieties which can sometimes be overwhelming. Here, Armstrong Garden Centers simplifies lavenders so that selecting those that are best for you becomes easier with guide to Lavender.   Types of Lavenders Lavenders (Lavandula is their botanical name) commonly sold in [...] Read Full Article
  • Low-Care, Low-Water Perennials

    Perennial plants that grow and flower in California gardens without fuss and special care are those beauties that are Mediterranean in origin or nature. These are plants that thrive in our heat, require moderate to little water once established, and will bear up during periods of drought. This list includes many [...] Read Full Article
  • Plants that Beat the Heat

    Some plants not only tolerate, but THRIVE on the heat! Planting them in your garden can make your life easier and your summer much more enjoyable. Now you're thinking, oh, they are talking about cactus and succulents. And, yes they do thrive on heat and low-water. And, they are some [...] Read Full Article
  • Waterwise Gardens

    A waterwise garden can be easy, fun and ultimately require very little maintenance. And, it can also be beautiful! You don't have to sacrifice having a beautiful garden to be greener and save water. Here are some tips.   Use less lawn - Try alternatives to traditional thirsty grass lawns. Groundcovers, dwarf ornamental grasses [...] Read Full Article
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