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bio giant swallowtail Encourage a Visit From a Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
Posted 11/27/2014 - If you grow citrus trees in your yard, chances are you will see an occasional Papilio cresphontes hanging out nearby. Also known as the Giant Swallowtail butterfly, they are especially attracted to citrus trees among other plants commonly found in...

Avocado Avocado Drop
Posted 11/23/2014 - Are you losing too many avocados from your tree before they are ripe due to immature fruit dropping off early? An avocado tree typically can produce up to about one million flowers but will typically only set about 100 to 200 fruit per tree. Or in other...

spring-flowers Put Your Spring Flowers in Now
Posted 11/19/2014 - If you are dreaming of a beautiful spring garden full of colorful perennials and cool season annuals like foxglove, hollyhock, Iceland poppy, primroses, snapdragons, pansies, and nemesia, now is the time to plant them so they will be established and...

november-native Plant Natives in November
Posted 11/17/2014 - If the drought and warm weather has you frustrated with some of your typical garden plants and you are considering going with more native plants, you are in luck because November is the best month to plant California native plants! Just remember that...

Tree-Of-Life-N Native Plant Lectures at Tree of Life Nursery
Posted 11/15/2014 - If you are inspired to plant some natives this month but need some help, check out these lectures at Tree of Life Nursery, specializing in California native plants:  Saturdays in November, 9:30 am: Nov 8 - RYL I: Killing and Removing the Lawn...

2014-OCGP-workshops 2015 Garden Workshops at the Great Park
Posted 11/14/2014 - 2/7  Seed Starting Workshop - This will be a hands-on workshop where attendees will plant warm season veggie seeds to take home.  Speaker should plan on speaking and doing a demo on seed starting for about 30 min followed by assisting...

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Plants appropriate for Southern California

There are plants specially suited to Southern California climates. Some are California natives that have been shown to do well in home gardens...

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