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Western Bluebird
Habitat Gardening Ron Vanderhoff

A Fifteen Minute Gardening Break

I was working in my garden a few minutes ago, preparing the soil in a new planting area.
Backyard Habitat
Habitat Gardening Ron Vanderhoff

A Garden for the Wild Things

Try to imagine a garden where the only thing alive is plants. I can't.

As Busy as a Bee

5995 Ron Vanderhoff
Swarm of Bees
Over the past few weeks we have had two or three honeybee swarms here at the nursery.

Beyond Bees: How many other pollinators can you identify in your garden?

8742 Meredith French
Metalic Sweat Bees
Did you know that 98% of our flowering plant species need animal assistance for…

Gardeners can Contain Newport Beach Back Bay Pollution

15142 Ron Vanderhoff
Newport Bluffs
I’m fired up. Mainland California's most polluted beach of 2008 was right here in Newport…

Landscaping might be for the Birds

3632 Ron Vanderhoff
Heteromeles arbutifolia - Toyon
There are about 450 species of birds that have been recorded in Orange County. How many…

Lizards are Good Garden Neighbors

43369 Ron Vanderhoff
Western Fence Lizard Fremont
I have a neighbor that I see almost every morning. He’s a fitness buff and spends most of…

Native Pollinators can help with Fruit and Vegetable Yields

3292 Ron Vanderhoff
Mason Bees
If you’re like many home gardeners, over the past couple of years you may have added some…

The Great Bee Rescue

5072 Meredith French
Bee Removal Knife
Upon learning our home of so many years was probably going to make it through an escrow,

Want More Birds in Your Garden? Add Water

3872 Ron Vanderhoff
DIY Bird Saucer
I’ve probably never met a gardener who didn’t also enjoy the delightful sounds and sights…

Whose Garden is it anyway, mine or the Wrens?

3113 Ron Vanderhoff
House Wren
At the time, I was watering a young plant that I had just put in the ground.

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Plant Care Reminders for Trees in Zone 24

Plant Care Reminders - Trees - Sunset Zone 24

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Do you live In coastal southern California? Do you grow any of these trees?
Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes “Interview with an expert“ Bill Pioch

in Edibles
Gardener, farmer and gourmet cook at heart, Bill Pioch, owner of Nature’s Heirlooms in…
Amaranth Monthly Plant Care

Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

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You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Cymbidium Orchid Care

Cymbidium Orchids - Care in southern California

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Cymbidium Orchids are so rewarding. Cymbidium Orchids come in so many colors and shade,…

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Edit Your Tagged Photos!

How to Edit or Remove A Plant "Tag" In Your Garden Photos

Instead of 'Tagging' your friends on Facebook, now you can 'Tag' your Plants in your…
Seed Starting

10 Easy Cut Flowers to Direct Sow

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A cut-flower garden or "cutting garden" allows you to bring the beauty of your garden…
New Plants Added to Database and Tour cgm707's garden!

Do You Have Any Plants You'd Like Me To Add For You?

Our website has so much information being added and updated that I decided to post an…
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Do These Six Things to Keep Indoor Plants Healthy During Winter

Winter has hit southern California along with the rest of the U.S. No polar vortex here,…

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The Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) Care & Use

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What are Microgreens and How to Grow Them

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Hedychium gardnerianum (Kahili Ginger) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

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