Letting Go, Even in Your Yard

Ditching plants may be the best thing for your garden. Read story.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Arcadia Studio Plants Enthusiasm for Drought-Friendly Design

How this Santa Barbara firm of landscape architects can brighten your backyard. Read story.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Spring Flora Event

Check out Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s annual native plant sale. Read story.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Watering Cans

With a little planning, the water in a sprinkling can is indispensable. Read story.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October: A Golden Month

A few garden tasks are especially suited to the beginning of fall. Read story.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


The lesson is to recycle organic material from the landscape right on site. Read story.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Green View

The lush life is past, at least for now. Read story.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tomatoes and Peppers and Corn (Oh My)

Whether from your garden or the farmers markets, fresh is delicious. Read story.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July in the Garden

Many plants grown for their flowers will bloom again when cut back in midsummer. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Maximize Yield, Minimize Space

For most, water is scarce, but the desire to grow a garden, however small, is still strong. Read story.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Small Eucalyptus (and Relatives)

Those giants from Down Under that now and then, just keel over taking a car or roof with them, are just planted in the wrong place. Read story.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gardening: Fire Safety

Fire-prevention specialists have developed a specific set of guidelines for managing landscapes to keep your home as fire safe as it can be. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gardening: Sunscreen for Plants

Many established garden plants are simply not acclimated to increased solar radiation in addition to the stress of less moisture. Read story.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gardening: Watering Tips

With care, landscapes can be maintained without the waste that sends excess water down the drain to the ocean. Read story.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Gardening: Poppies

Springtime in California is heralded by a glorious burst of color from the state flower, the California poppy. Read story.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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