Gardening

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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Identifying 5 Common Vegetable Diseases and Pests

Identifying 5 Common Vegetable Diseases and Pests

  • 17th June 2015

We’re smack in the middle of summer vegetable gardening season here in San Diego, and our guess is that if you’ve got one planted, you’re either doing all you can do ward of pests or are starting to see signs of stress in your plants! The presence of pests and…

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5 Easiest Indoor Plants to Care For

5 Easiest Indoor Plants to Care For

  • 12th June 2015

The past few weeks we’ve been focused on creating a low-maintenance and drought-tolerant landscape outside. This week, we want to take those same principles and apply them in our homes! Many of us want to bring a little green into our houses, but don’t know where to start or are…

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5 Tips to a More Drought Tolerant Landscape

5 Tips to a More Drought Tolerant Landscape

  • 5th June 2015

Today we’re presenting to you our Top 5 Tips for a More Drought Tolerant Landscape! June is Grass Removal Month here at North Park Nursery (sign up for our free workshop if you haven’t yet) and we’re focusing on ways to make your landscape more water efficient. Here are five…

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Drought Tolerant Flowering Plants for San Diego

Drought Tolerant Flowering Plants for San Diego

  • 29th May 2015

Over on our sister business’ Mooch Exterior Designs’ site, we’ve been exploring options for making Southern California yards more drought tolerant. Some of our pages include a look at before and after pictures of lawn conversions and an article on water-wise grass varieties and drought tolerant sod alternatives. At North…

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