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Southern California Montane Botanic Garden

The Wildlands Conservancy opened the first phase of the Southern California Montane Botanic Garden at Oak Glen Preserve in San Bernardino Mountains in the...

Bioswales and Green Infrastructure

A recent report from the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) indicates 7 trillion particles of microplastic are entering the San Francisco Bay per year...

The Summer-Dry Project

The Summer-Dry Project has an all encompassing mission to help gardeners have success in summer-dry climates. The project evolved from a catchy phrase attempting to refine...

Botanical Alaska

Botanical Alaska is a tour with Pacific Horticulture Society organized by Betchart Expeditions. It is a land tour of the native ecosystems and botanic...

In The Garden

Sketches in John’s Garden

John Greenlee is known as the Grass Man.  His extensive knowledge of ornamental grasses and garden meadow making have led him to corporate commissions...

Better than Lawn

A gardener visiting Minnesota in the summer discovers a climate that revels in big beautiful native perennials.  The influences of the northern prairie can be seen in...

Tough Plants – Tough Climates

I try to treat every garden I visit with a sense of wonder, open to what it reveals, always looking for photographs to present...

Leading into Natives

Native plant gardens are often hard to photograph.  Many native gardeners care more about the plants and habitat than the aesthetics.  This is perfectly...

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