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Ornamentals

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Annual- Arroyo Lupine

Reseeds itself easily...

Annual- Smooth Beggartick

Blooms summer through fall...

Cymbidiums

One of the hardiest orchids...

Finding an Arborist

If you need help with your trees, finding a good arborist...

Guide to Healthy Lawns

I need some help with my lawn...

Holiday cactus

Christmas and Easter cactus...

Lawn care general, manage pests

I need help figuring out what is wrong with my lawn...

Lawn care general, manage weeds

How can I remove weeds in my lawn...

Lawn care, established, dethatching

What is thatch and what should I do about it...

Lawn care, established, fertilizer burn

I fertilized my lawn and it turned white in streaks. What happened...

Lawn care, established, fertilizing

When and how should I fertilize...

Lawn care, established, irrigation

How should I irrigate my lawn...

Lawn care, established, mowing

How and when and how much should I mow...

Lawn care, new lawn

I just planted a lawn. How do I take care of it...

Lawn care, new lawn establishment

How long will it take for my new lawn to get established...

Lawn care, new lawn, irrigation

How should I irrigate my new lawn...

Lawn care, new lawn, mowing

How and when should I mow my new lawn...

Lawn grasses, bunch and creeping

I've heard about bunch and creeping grasses, what's the...

Lawn grasses, cool- and warm-season

What's the difference between cool-season and warm-season...

Lawn grasses, seed germination

How long does it take for grass seeds to sprout...

Perennial- Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

Silvery, lacy, drought tolerant...

Perennial- Beach Evening Primrose

Grows in sand...

Perennial- Blue Flax

Delicate, showy, blue...

Perennial- California Buttercup

Bright yellow flowers...

Perennial- California Fuchsia

Very showy flowers...

Perennial- California Goldenrod

Showy yellow flowers...

Perennial- California Gray Rush

Looks like grass but is a rush...

Perennial- California Poppy

California state flower...

Perennial- Cleveland Sage

Very showy, fragrant...

Perennial- Desert Mallow

Orange flowers for bouquets...

Perennial- Hairy Golden Aster

Bright yellow blooms...

Perennial- Hummingbird Mint

Orange and lavender colors...

Perennial- Hummingbird Sage

Hummingbird magnet...

Perennial- Jerusalem Sage

Woolly leaves and flowers...

Perennial- Jerusalem Sage, Pygmy

Woolly yellow flowers...

Perennial- Tall Buckwheat

Small, delicate flowers...

Perennial- Yarrow

Carefree, blooms all summer...

Pine Trees, Drought and Beetles

Symptoms of drought stress...

Roses, common problems, brown canker

A fungal disease which can kill entire stems...

Roses, common problems, leaf damage

Are the leaves of your rose bushes skeletonized...

Roses, common problems, pests and beneficials

Everything you need to know about...

Roses, planting bare root

Bare root rose bushes lead to summer blooms...

Shrub- Angel's Trumpet

Show-stopping fragrant blooms...

Shrub- Bougainvillea 'Rosenka'

Beautiful against a wall...

Shrub- Brittlebush

Lots of yellow daisies...

Shrub- Bush anemone

Fragrant white flowers...

Shrub- California Copperleaf

Evergreen and blooms...

Shrub- California Sunflower

Beautiful cut flower...

Shrub- California White Sage

Silvery white in the moonlight...

Shrub- Camellias

Evergreen with beautiful blossoms...

Shrub- Coffeeberry

Berries turn the color of coffee...

Shrub- Hydrangeas

Pink or blue...

Shrub- Island Tree Mallow

Fast growing hedge...

Shrub- Mock Orange

Flowers smell like oranges...

Shrub- San Diego Mountain Mahogany

Little to no water...

Shrub- Wand Holdback

Unusual plant for dry gardens...

Shrub-Tree- Blue Elderberry

Berries for jam or wine...

Shrub-Tree- California Mountain Mahogany

Tolerates dry soil...

Shrub-Tree- Ceanothus

California Lilac...

Shrub-Tree- Cordyline (Dracaena)

Evergreen shrub in stripes...

Shrub-Tree- Manzanitas

Ground cover to tree-like...

Shrub-Tree- Western Redbud

Striking pea-shaped flowers...

Shrub-Vine- Creeping fig

Want to cover a plain wall...

Stephanotis floribunda

Wonderfully fragrant...

Teddy Bear Cactus

Salmon-colored flowers...

Tree selection

Planning to plant a new tree and looking for advice...

Tree- California Buckeye

Hummingbirds...

Tree- Palo Verde

Well adapted to dry gardens...

Viburnums

Versatile and fragrant...

Vine-Shrub- California Honeysuckle

Good on slopes...

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