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During a summer’s day tour of the Storer Garden at the UCD Arboretum, now-retired arboretum superintendent Warren Roberts looked at the flourishing tumble of flowers and foliage and proclaimed, “Nothing succeeds like success.”
Wait to prune spring blooming shrubs, such as forsythia, weigela, lilac, Spanish broom and bridal wreath, or you’ll be cutting off the flowers. Once they’ve finished blooming, then prune them back.
Six public gardens that demonstrate how to pick the right plants for Sacramento’s dry climate.
Neither deer nor drought will touch euphorbia, guaranteed.
A huge challenge for Sacramento Valley and foothill gardeners is finding plants compatible with the needs of stately native oaks. We’ve all been warned not to plant thirsty shrubs beneath the oaks.
The gray-leaved lavender cotton (sold as Santolina incanus and Santolina chamaecyparissis ) stands unscathed by anything Mother Nature can muster during a California summer.
Most gardeners discover rockroses while driving down the freeway. Suddenly one spring morning those hardly noticeable dark green shrubs growing along freeway ramps and medians are covered in bright pink or white crepe paper-like flowers, and you...
Wormwood is such an ignoble name for a plant that looks as stunning under the summer sun as the artemesias.
Jerusalem sage is a stately plant that grows upwards of 3 feet tall and spreads its woody branches as wide as 6 feet. The plant is well worth growing, even though it takes up a lot of real estate.
Tower of Jewels comes by its name honestly. In its second year it sends up a plump stalk that, in full bloom, is covered with spirals of coral colored flowers that eventually fade to blue. The flowering stalks can reach 7 feet or more. It is a s...