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...