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Hyperaccumulators: Nature’s Answer to Soil Pollution

In the quest for solutions to pollution, particularly soil contamination, nature offers an…

Franciscan Manzanita

The Franciscan Manzanita: Did You Know?

The Franciscan Manzanita, Arctostaphylos franciscana, was originally discovered in the 1800s near…

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Gardening: A Poetic Journey of Self-Discovery

I've always been appreciative of the insight in Portia Nelson's poem, There's a Hole in My…

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Hibiscus Kokio: Did You Know?

Hibiscus kokio, also known as Kokiʻo ʻula or Kauaʻi hibiscus, is a species of flowering plant in…

Loquats Eriobotrya japonica

Loquats: Did You Know?

Loquats, with their distinctive sweet-tart flavor, are versatile fruits that are enjoyed around the…

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February Gardening Guide: Southern California Edition

As February unfolds in Southern California, garden enthusiasts find themselves in a unique position…

National Bird Feeding Month

National Bird Feeding Month: Support Wildlife in February

February marks a special time for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, as it is recognized as…

Swiss Chard Rainbow

Rainbow Swiss Chard: Did You Know?

Rainbow Swiss Chard, is a visually stunning and nutritionally potent leafy green. It's a variant of…

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House Plants: A Timeless Trend from the 1960s to Today

The allure of house plants, a trend that blossomed in the 1960s and has seen a resurgence in recent…

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Meyer Lemon Not True Lemon: Did You Know?

The Meyer lemon is not a true lemon but rather a hybrid, believed to be a cross between a regular…

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Agapanthus: Growing Tips, Exciting Varieties, and Breeding Advances

Elevate your garden with Agapanthus: vibrant blooms, growing tips, and exciting varieties. Explore…

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Sensory Gardens – Engaging Nature’s Allure: Did You Know?

Explore sensory gardens - a therapeutic oasis with textures, colors, scents, tastes, and sounds.…

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Gardening Trends In 2024: What’s Blooming in Backyards?

In the ever-evolving world of garden design, staying abreast of the latest trends is key for anyone…

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Man Traps & The History of Poaching: Did You Know?

During the Middle Ages, the practice of poaching in royal forests and private lands was a serious…

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Growing Gorgeous Camellias: A Quick Guide for Success

Cultivate stunning camellias effortlessly with our quick guide. From planting to care, grow…

olive tree history

Olive Tree History: Did You Know?

The world's oldest fruit tree is believed to be the olive tree, Olea europaea, an ancient symbol of…