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Popular drought-resistant plants in short supply

Salvia microphyllas

  Blame the drought followed by ample rain Have you been searching for a particular tree or shrub this year and just can't seem to find it...

Posted on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Resist the urge: Planting too early creates garden problems

A pepper seedling, planted too early, gives a good impersonation of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Peppers need warm air and ground temperatures to thrive.

  Soil temperatures might still be too cool The weather is getting warmer and there's little chance of a sudden overnight freeze, but that doesn't mean...

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:30 PM

California Dreamin'

Lush green hillside in Mission Pea Regional Preserve (Spring 2017)

Choose your own ‘native garden' adventure This morning I heard someone at my local coffee shop say that she has lived in San Jose for 10 years and has...

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:58 PM

Rain Gardens

Rain garden feature of the Davis Commons Shopping Center parking lot

Planting a rain garden can help prevent loss of topsoil, increase biodiversity In one of the wettest winters in recent memory, South County gardens and...

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Master Gardener spring sales will start your garden off right

Tomato seedlings being prepared for the Santa Clara UC Master Gardeners spring sale

Plus: Two native plant tours will show you what's possible in your own yard. Now that the rains have finally subsided and the sun has been making a warm and...

Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 7:53 AM

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