The Best Plants to Handle California’s Summertime Heat

Summers in California’s Mediterranean climate are stressful for garden plants that lack heat-resistant qualities. However, landscaping with species from other hot or dry environments can keep your garden vibrant as ever.

As we approach the hottest days of the year, water-stress and solar radiation become ever-present threats. Exposed...

How to Plant a Beautiful Butterfly Garden

If you’re looking for a fun spring or summer project that will attract beautiful butterflies to your yard, consider planting a butterfly garden. As many species of butterflies are threatened by pollution, pesticides and habitat loss, not only will creating a haven for the gorgeous insects benefit...

The Best Flowers For Bees When Gardening

Did you know bees are called the world’s star pollinators because they pollinate one-third of the earth’s food crops? In California, the almond crop is actually entirely dependent on honey bees for pollination, and our state is home to over 1,600 species of native bees! Native bees...