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Creating a Drought-Resilient Garden with California Natives

February 27, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Over five years ago, Nalani and Anna Heath-Delaney, ditched their water guzzling lawn and planted a colorful and diverse native plant garden. They have since saved water, provided habitat for local species and created a native plant sanctuary. With the current drought, now is the perfect time to consider transitioning your garden and “going native.”

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California buckeyes know what to do in summer dry spell — hibernate

July 08, 2013 by Constance Taylor

What does a California buckeye know that many imported plants around here don’t? Duh, you don’t go full steam in the hot, dry summer.

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Leaves of three: The rash success of poison oak

June 30, 2013 by Bay Nature

Poison oak is one native plant people love to hate. But it does have a good side, feeding birds and other wildlife. For people, the best thing is to learn to recognize it, and step aside.

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UC Sant Cruz Arboretum

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A botanic garden on the campus of UC Santa Cruz.

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UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Located in Strawberry Canyon, this garden has extensive grounds and plants form all over the world, including a large area of California native plants.

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Planet Horticulture

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Landscape design firm specializing in native plant gardens.

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Native Here Nursery

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Native Here Nursery, a project of the East Bay chapter of the California Native Plant Society, is a nonprofit native plant nursery growing an extensive collection of plants native to Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The nursery serves landscape and restoration professionals as well as backyard gardeners, and proceeds from sales support conservation work and other activities of the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Native Here is located in Tilden Regional Park in the Berkeley hills, across from the entrance to the Tilden Park Golf Course. Check our website for catalog, hours, and directions.

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Jepson Herbarium

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Jepson Herbarium, established in 1950, specializes in the vascular plants of California. The University and Jepson Herbaria of the University of California at Berkeley are two collections of pressed plants housed together along with research labs, libraries, and archives. Together the Herbaria hold about 2,200,000 specimens, one of the largest collections in North America.

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Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in its work of public education, horticultural development, and conservation. The Garden is a beautiful 10-acre living museum of California native plants located in the hills above Berkeley, California, and open to the public daily. The Garden also offers free weekend tours and fee-based classes.

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Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The garden comprises about 3.5 acres within the Benicia State Recreation Area, adjacent to the main picnic area, and just below newly constructed trails around Dillon Point.

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