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Master Gardener: Protecting your home from wildfires and tips for winter gardening via Press Enterprise

  Here in Southern California, we joke about our four seasons: fire, flood, earthquake, and drought. In the fall, otherwise known as fire season, we have hot, dry weather punctuated by gusty winds reaching up to 70 miles per hour. These are perfect conditions for catastrophic wildfires to establish and spread. If you live in […]

To Help Birds This Winter, Go Easy on Fall Yard Work via Audubon

There’s a certain satisfaction in autumn chores. When the weather’s right, cleaning gutters, touching up paint, or splitting some firewood can feel less like manual labor and more like a rite of the season. But if you want to make your backyard a welcoming winter haven for birds, some fall tasks call for a laissez-faire approach. “Messy […]

Captivating Cactus: 4 in a series – Propagation via Botanical Bright on TikTok

Follow Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents on Facebook Read more on this topic: Captivating Cactus: Time to plant (cactus) via Botanical Bright on TicTok [Video] Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale Captivating Cactus: 3 in a series – Saguaro Cactus via cactus_collector on Instagram […]

Bringing nature home: Why and how to garden with native plants via Coastal View News

Gardening with plants native to the Santa Ynez mountains and Carpinteria’s coastal bluffs is a beautiful way to honor the ecosystems in which we live, as well as providing an environmentally sustainable alternative to water-guzzling landscapes such as lawns.   Native plants bloom and fruit prolifically throughout the year with almost no water, providing crucial […]

Historical Garden Books: A dissertation on oriental gardening by Sir William Chambers (1773) – 46 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Captivating Cactus: Time to plant (cactus) via Botanical Bright on TicTok [Video]

Follow Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents on Facebook Read more on this topic: Video: Montage from visit to the Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale Photo: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society 13th Annual Show and Plant Sale and Drought Tolerant Plant Festival Event: Los Angeles Cactus & Succulent Society […]

Historical Garden Books: Detail des nouveaux jardins à la mode by Georges-Louis Le Rouge, Sir William Chambers (1776) – 45 in a series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of date, but you […]

Elements of a Japanese Garden via FineGardening

The art and craft of the Japanese garden continues to thrive today after well over 1,300 years in Japan and for the last 150 years in various points west and east. It is difficult to define one reason for the almost instant endearment of these beautiful spaces, but for me, it has always been the […]

Your First Garden: What You Need to Know Before You Plant Bulbs via Gardenista

I love garden bulbs and have planted over 150 here in my own garden. They bring me joy each Spring when I am rewarded with lovely flowers for little to no effort (after the initial planting). I have snowflakes, paperwhites, daffodils, and a few amaryllis that return year after year. Bulbs are a great idea […]

Bosco Verticale and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy via Instagram

What are your favorite public artworks? Share your memories in the comments! Bosco Verticale and Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy An older apartment complex covered in trees and plans near this new and decidedly modern piazza with striking office buildings, huge Unicredit tower, fountains, restaurants and shops. More photos coming soon!  and Follow Join A Gardener’s […]