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Tillandsias, Featured Houseplant for December

About Tillandsias (Air Plants)~ Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, native to the forests, mountains and deserts of northern Mexico and south-eastern United States, Mesoamerica and the...

Drought Tolerant Plant Feature…Yuletide Camellias!

Yuletide camellia’s or Camellia x vernalis ‘Yuletide’ puts out a lovely showing during the days of winter when our other plants have gone to bed for the season. With it’s masses of perfectly shaped, single, stunning red flowers with a cluster of golden stamens at...

About Kangaroo Paw, (Anigozanthos)

In their native homeland of Australia, these K-Paws appear most prolifically from October to December, however, here in California the season runs from January to September. The word Anigozanthos is derived from two Greek words meaning “an open flower”.  ...

Winter Vegetables for California

Looking for winter vegetables to grow in California? There are plenty to choose from. Even though there are sometimes drought conditions causing water usage to be restricted, you can still grow a bountiful garden. Many vegetables are tolerant to drier conditions and...

Lasagna Gardening: Growing Without Digging

How Lasagna Gardening works. The first thing to know about Lasagna Gardening is that it isn’t really a new method at all.  In fact, Lasagna Gardening mirrors the way that plants grow in nature.  Here are the basics:  Lasagna Gardening is a way of growing plants by...

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Native Plant Spotlight: Calendrinia Spectabilis

Our Native Plant Spotlight at Evergreen this month is one of our personal, all-time favorites – Calendrinia spectabilis. Calendrinia is a plant genus that was originally named for Jean Louis Calendrini, an 18th-century Swiss Botanist. Calendrinia, sometimes called...

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Native Plant Spotlight: Penstemon heterophyllus (Beardtongue)

Native Plant Spotlight: Penstemon heterophyllus (Beardtongue)

Penstemon heterophyllus is a hardy, long-lived perennial species with abundant, vibrant blooms. It is often found in the northern Sierra Nevada and coastal mountain foothills, which is how it earned the common name of Foothill Penstemon.

Several cultivars like ‘Margarita BOP’, and ‘Blue Springs’ have been developed for strong heat resistance and drought tolerance which makes it an excellent choice for low-water gardens.

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2017 StopWaste Business Efficiency Award Winner

Excellence in Waste Prevention & Closing the Loop   The StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards recognize businesses for their efforts to reduce waste to landfill, through waste prevention, recycling and composting. The 2017 Business Efficiency Awards were...

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