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    Coronado workers plant Glorietta Bay park house plants
    Walks into Glorietta Bay Park, off Strand Way, In Coronado will go past new plants in the landscape next to two park houses. Friday, Parks Department workers planted new plants at the bay house next to the parking lot, on the west side.Putting the...
  • Whirling Butterflies
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES SEPTEMBER 2014
    SEPTEMBER: WHIRLING BUTTERFLIESThe nights are getting shorter, cooler, and dew is forming on the grass in the mornings. The smell of fall is in the air. But the last grasp of summer heat still lingers and this helps push the Whirling Butterflies ...
  • Know when and how to prune a shrub
    How and when to prune a forsythia bush
    The forsythia is one of the first splashes of springtime color in many yards in the northern United States and has become a landscape staple throughout New England. Its bright yellow blossoms light up the yard, mirroring the golden sun above. They...
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    All of Panama's Plant Nurseries
    One of the things that really surprised me when I first came to Panama over eight years ago was all of the plant nurseries I saw zip by as we traveled down the Pan-American Highway, observed on an entrance road, or passed in a town's central...
  • Transform Your Garden Design
    Transform your garden design with this free mini-class
    Transform your garden and landscape your yard with beautiful plants and layout ideas like the professional do all for free by enrolling in the Transform Your Garden Design Online class. The class is packed with professional tips and a fresh...
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    Best shrubs to grow in clay soil
    Working with clay soil wouldn’t be most landscapers’ first choice of medium to plant in, but it doesn’t have to be a death sentence for your shrubs. There are many plants that do well or at least tolerate clay soil, so don&rsquo...
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    Xeriscape For San Diego Water Conservation
    In San Diego where water conservation is a must, the future of landscaping is xeriscape.Xeriscape is a type of landscaping designed especially for for arid and semiarid climates. With xeriscape water conservation techniques are used like drought...
  • Xeriscaping
    How to Create a Drought-Resistant Landscape
    Drought-resistant landscapes, or xeriscape landscapes as they are also known, are ideal for settings with little rainfall or regions prone to drought. By employing native and drought-resistant plants and installing optimum irrigation features, you...
  • The Benefits of Retaining Walls and Terracing
    The benefits of retaining walls and terracing
    Retaining walls and terraces have been an essential part of land cultivation since antiquity. Today, installing retaining walls and terraces allows homeowners to landscape otherwise unusable land or uneven terrain for a variety of purposes. If you...
  • Painting with landscape plants
    Turn your garden into a work of art
    Art in the garden is a popular trend. As we become more conscious of being environmentally friendly we look for ways to make our landscapes more decorative rather than depending on importing favorite plants and battling our climate to force them...
  • Echinacea 'White Swan'
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES JULY 2014
    JULY: 9SPECIES OF CONEFLOWER OR ECHINACEAYou might think that Coneflower is such a common landscape plant that it must be boring, and perhaps in some settings you might be right. But, when used in mass plantings, in mixed natural wildflower...
  • Get a lush lawn by watering the proper way: Say goodbye to those brown patches
    Get a lush lawn by watering the proper way: Say goodbye to those brown patches
    Having a green lush lawn is what every homeowner wishes for when the weather gets warm. Spring and summer months the grass needs to be manicured more than another other time of the year depending upon the area you reside in.Knowing how to water...
  • Koi Pond Instalation in San Francisco
    The Timeless Appeal of Koi Ponds
    A beautifully wrought koi pond will stop people in their tracks when they visit your landscape or garden. Koi ponds add elegance and serenity to any setting. Moreover, koi are especially resilient fish and are ideal for residents who want to...
  • Xerascaping A Front Yard
    Xeriscaping Tips - Creating A Drought Friendly Landscape
    There are many types of landscaping options that are available to homeowners and business properties. One of the options that should be considered is xeriscaping. This type of landscaping is one that benefits both the owner of the property and the...
  • The secret life of chives: how to use them in the garden and the kitchen
    The secret life of chives: how to use them in the garden and the kitchen
    Let's get the secret out. Although chives are a well-known herb, they are greatly under-utilized in the garden and the kitchen. This versatile perennial herb, with its mild onion flavor, is subtly tasty in recipes, useful outdoors and...