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    Heart-leaved Penstemon: the Delightful Flames of your garden!
    As a simple fact, a sustainable garden needs lots of help from the wildlife. When insect pollinators don’t come so frequently, your poorly pollinated plants produce fewer, often misshapen, fruits and lower yields of seeds, which badly affects the garden’s productivity. If you want a healthy and productive garden, consider native plants that attract pollinator […]
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    California Wild Grape: Four Seasons of Beauty
    If you want a beautiful and affordable roof for your garden, consider planting California Wild Grape (Vitis californica) today! Under its shadow, you will have a relaxing time away from the intense sunshine of California. As seasons come and go, this deciduous woody vine also contributes a stunning, dynamic natural cover that keeps your gardening […]
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    Desert Lavender: the Charm of your Native Garden
    If you’re looking for an elegant, eye-soothing color for your native garden, Desert Lavender (Hyptis emoryi) should be among your top choices. Not only does this plant lights up your garden with charming silvery foliage and lovely purple flowers, it brings delightful lavender fragrance to your home as well. Desert Lavender belongs to the family […]
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    Protected: Garden for Ghana – Future Visits
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    Protected: Garden for Ghana – Starting the Work in May 2014
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    Protected: Garden for Ghana – Initial Visit in August 2013
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    Protected: Garden for Ghana – Visit May 2015
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    Protected: Garden for Ghana – Main
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    CNGF @ The July 4th Rose, White & Blue Parade
    Last Saturday, The California Native Garden Foundation (CNGF) had the pleasure of tabling at the annual Alameda Business Association (ABA) 4th of July Rose, White & Blue Parade. The event attracted over 35,000 participants and spectators towards The Alameda in San Jose. CNGF was able to interact with a healthy amount of both spectators and […]
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    California Buckwheat: Wild, Strong, & Beautiful
    It’s July in California! All the annual wildflowers that had covered the Southern Chaparral have gone to seed. Driving on the road, you get that mid-summer feel as your view is dominated by largely grey-brown scrub, except for this one native beauty: California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum). This plant brings delight to gardeners on hot summer […]
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    Meet Our Summer Camp Directors!
    Summer camp at CNGF is still going on until August 7th! One day sign-ups are available for $75 per day with weekly pricing available on the website at http://middlebrookcenter.com/elsee/events/category/camp/. Camp is offered in morning and afternoon sections with mornings including lunch. Come and experience a STEAM education, sustainability, and the environment in a native California garden! […]
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Summer Camp per week

Mon 03

09 Planet and Universe Finale Mornings

Mon, Aug 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Every day until August 7, 2015
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$190
Mon 03

09 Planet and Universe Finale Afternoons

Mon, Aug 3 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Every day until August 7, 2015
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$170