Drought Tolerant Lawn Alternatives

  • 1st October 2015

Last week we started a series on making lawns more water-efficient, starting with a piece on drought-tolerant types of grass. This week we’ll look at groundcovers that can function as lawn alternatives, with a variety of different looks and characteristics to fit different situations and preferences. Dwarf Mondo Grass: A…

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Drought Tolerant Lawn Conversion

Drought Tolerant Lawn Conversion

  • 22nd September 2015

Over the past month, we’ve brought you articles on selecting the right drought-tolerant plants for the design of your landscape and home: modern, tropical, Spanish and Asian. Over the next month, and in continuing partnership with our friends over at Mooch Exterior Designs, we’re going to look at a more…

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Drought Tolerant Plants for Asian Landscapes

  • 18th September 2015

This week wraps up our series on using drought tolerant plants to achieve certain sorts of landscapes, from tropical to Spanish to modern. We’re ending with an exploration of the perfect low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants for Asian-themed lanscapes, be they a Chinese zen garden or Japanese oasis. In previous posts, we…

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Drought Tolerant Plants for Modern Landscapes

  • 12th September 2015

This week, we continue our series on drought tolerant plants for certain styles of landscape, in partnership with Mooch Exterior Designs. Last week, we explored classic Tuscan plants for Spanish landscapes. This week, we look at how to achieve a modern look without inflating your water bill. In addition to…

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Drought Tolerant Plants for Tuscan Landscapes

  • 5th September 2015

This week starts a new series of posts exploring how to achieve specific landscape styles using drought-tolerant plants! These posts are in partnership with Mooch Exterior Designs, who specialize in period-specific and historic landscaping. Today we look at the plants perfect for a Spanish or Tuscan style landscape. Luckily, Spain…

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What to Plant in the Fall

  • 28th August 2015

Most gardeners think of spring as the time to dust off their garden gloves and get to work. And while it’s true that the thaw of the ground in spring means time to get to work, let’s not forget that fall is also the perfect time for many garden activities….

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Composting How-To: The Basics

  • 13th August 2015

Last week, we brought you a recap of the art and craft of kokedama, in case you weren’t able to attend our in-person workshop. This week we’re following up on some of the topics covered in last month’s compost workshop! Learn better hands-on? Head over to the Events page to…

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DIY Kokedama Moss Balls

  • 27th July 2015

Source: The Telegraph In case you weren’t able to attend the Kokedama Workshop we hosted earlier this month, we thought we’d share a little information about their history and process here on the blog! First and foremost, what the heck is a kokedama? Kokedama literally means “moss ball” when translated…

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Annual Plantings All Season Long!

  • 7th July 2015

Here in Southern California, we have such a mild climate that many plants that are tender and die back in other climates will overwinter or bloom for extended periods here. Still, many┬áplants look best during their peak season, and homeowners struggle to remember which plants are in bloom at which…

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Drought Tolerant Tropical Plants for San Diego Landscapes

Drought Tolerant Tropical Plants for San Diego Landscapes

  • 1st July 2015

By definition, a “tropical” climate is one in which all twelve months have a mean temperature of at least 64F. In the United States, only Hawaii and the very southernmost tip of Florida qualify. However, the term “tropical” has come to represent a certain sort of image in general –…

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