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Native Plant Spotlight: Tecoma (Esperanza)

Tecoma (Esperanza) is commonly known as trumpet flower or trumpetbush. The generic name is derived from the Aztec word tecomaxochitl, a descriptor of plants with tubular flowers. Tecoma hybrids find versatile use in many present-day California gardens. The showy...

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Native Plant Spotlight: Hesperaloe parviflora (Red yucca)

Hesperaloe parviflora   Hesperaloe parviflora is native to southwestern Texas and the Chihuahuan desert of northern Mexico, making it a sure win for drought-tolerant landscaping in the sunny Bay area. Also known as red yucca, hummingbird yucca, redflower false...

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April Garden Projects

What a beautiful time of year with the rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, forsythia and other spring-flowering plants reaching their peak of beauty. There are a few things one can do to help keep the garden looking its best this season. What is accomplished early in...

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