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What are the health benefits of growing CA native plants?

What are the health benefits of growing CA native plants?

There are many health benefits that come along with growing California native plants. If you care about your health and want to enhance your healthy lifestyle, be sure to consider growing native plants. Since you are researching the benefits of these plants, also consider being covered with proper health coverage. All it takes is collectingContinue Reading What are the health benefits of growing CA native plants?

Glyphosate – Pro and Con

Glyphosate – Pro and Con

Should you use Monsanto’s Roundup/Rodeo/Pondmaster, etc. in your garden? Is it dangerous? Are there long term consequences? Here are answers by people who say they know. Somebody is lying, I think. You decide. The Pro answer is written by A Pesticide Information Project of Cooperative Extension Offices at University of California at Davis, Cornell University,Continue Reading Glyphosate – Pro and Con

Xeriscape with native California drought tolerant plants in southern California

Xeriscape with native California drought tolerant plants in southern California

Been hit by a long drought and feeling a bit hopeless about your garden? Your water company and some media have been drumming into to you something about a Mediterranean climate and xeriscaping. Perhaps you don’t really understand what they are talking about, and you don’t think you like those plants, anyway. Maybe I canContinue Reading Xeriscape with native California drought tolerant plants in southern California

Wildlife and Inspiration

Wildlife and Inspiration

Inevitably, things happen. You have learned that growing natives saves water, so you expect that. You expect that you probably won’t have to fertilize, or cultivate the plants, although you will have to do some mulching and weeding. But you don’t think about the context because you don’t have any standard for comparison. Here’s whatContinue Reading Wildlife and Inspiration