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February 23, 2017 by Doug JohnsonSome non-native species are okay. But not all of them.
February 27, 2014 by Alessandra BergaminOver 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."
July 06, 2012 by Elizabeth LaubachFrom afar, this windswept island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay appears so rugged that you'd expect to find only century plans and eucalyptus. But Alcatraz is alive with color.
April 01, 2009 by Sue RosenthalGoogle "mulch" and you'll find university websites from Alaska to Florida touting mulch as one of the most environmentally friendly and effective tools for improving a backyard garden. But that mulch keeps native bees from digging their nests...
April 01, 2009 by Daniel McGlynnLeafcutters, diggers, carpenters, and masons… At first glance that may look like a directory for building contractors. Add the miners, cuckoos, and sweats and what you have isn't a list of tool-bag clad builders, but some of the 1,600 known species of native bees in California. Here's how you can make them at home in your garden.
March 25, 2009 by Sue RosenthalApril and May are great months for getting to know native plants through native plant sales and garden tours held around the Bay Area. And not only gardeners benefit: The proceeds from these sales fund valuable conservation work all over the region.