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Help the CNGF Indiegogo Campaign

VIST & CONTRIBUTE TO OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN   Please help us realize our vision by donating to the California Native Garden Foundation at the Middlebrook Center. We are a relatively small non-profit, and we need your help to continue our mission to increase the popularity and use of California‚Äôs native plants, educate children and adults […]

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!¬†Beautiful and easy to incorporate with most gardens, this evergreen shrub has been adored by generations of gardeners ever since it was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Final Plea for DCP!

Dear Friends and Supporters of DCP, If you haven’t written a letter to the Mercury News, or the school board trustees or the top administrators of SJUSD, this is your last chance! The vote is next Thursday. Please refer to our previous post with email addresses and contact information of people that need to be […]