Balboa Park California Plant Native Demonstration Garden
Balboa Park hosts a small California Native Plant Demonstration Garden featuring many of San Diego's native plants that are suitable for home landscaping.
Fabulous Fabaceae: The Pea Family with Bean, Lentils, Pulses and More
Everything to know about the amazing nitrogen-fixing Fabaceae family.
Growing and Propagating Yucca Whipplei
"Chaparral Yucca," "Foothill Yucca," or "Our Lord's Candle," this show-stopping succulent has a fascinating lifecycle and so many uses.
California Sagebrush for Native Gardens, Artemisia Californica Profile
Calfornia sagebrush is one of the most iconic plants of California chaparral communities, it is extremely drought tolerant, and has great medicinal and habitat value. It is a must-have in almost any native California landscape project.
9 Fruits that Don't Grow on Trees
What do you do if you want more fruit but don't have room for another tree? Here are 10 suggestions.
What to Plant in November in Southern California
The weather is changing, nights are cold, days might not be. We are deep into fall, here are some suggestions on what to plant.
How to Grow
Guide to Growing Citrus in Southern California
If live in a house in Southern California there is about a 50% chance you already own at least one citrus tree. Here is everything you need to know to get the most out of that tree!
Growing Hemp At Home
Hemp is an ancient crop, but there are a lot of myths about it. After about 100 years of oppression, the U.S. finally fully legalized the farming of hemp in the 2018 farm bill. Is it legal to grow at home, and why would you?
How to Grow an Indigo Plant
Indigo was once a popular natural dye, providing the name to the color. Today it makes for an interesting ornamental plant and acts as a soil builder.
Native plants are the most sustainable type of plant you can grow wherever you live. They’ve spent thousands of years adapting to live there! Not only that, they are the most efficient providers of food and shelter to your native wildlife who have evolved with them.
Mass agriculture is a major polluter, spreads disease, and does a poor job rebuilding soil. Farmers are learning better ways to farm, but permaculture has taught us farming at home is far more sustainable, not to mention fun.
We believe Gardening can save the world
This website is focused on the use of gardening and landscaping to solve real-world problems. Drought, global warming, waste and hunger are real problems created by the many choices we make every day. We believe local solutions have global impact. This website focuses on gardening in the San Gabriel Valley and focuses on California’s drought and California’s native plants. Yet it’s about gardening in general. The concepts apply anywhere there is a drought and anywhere plants grow.