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Manzanita ‘Howard McMinn’: a Tender Beauty

If your garden were a kingdom, Manzanita ‘Howard McMinn’ (Arctostaphylos ‘Howard McMinn’) would be a charming and delicate princess who makes you fall in love as soon as you lay your eyes on her!┬áBeautiful and easy to incorporate with most gardens, this evergreen shrub has been adored by generations of gardeners ever since it was […]

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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Do you have a question about native plants or gardens, native edibles, or urban gardens? Whether you are starting fresh or adding to your native garden, the California Native Garden Foundation is here to help you select new plants, maintain established plants, and otherwise increase the beauty of your surroundings. Alrie Middlebrook brings over twenty […]