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  • The native gardens of California

    Ethnobotanist Kat Anderson’s new book, Tending the Wild, examines the way California’s native peoples used – and shaped – the landscape’s natural resources before Europeans invasion

  • Native Intelligence

    Lili Singer is in love with California’s native plants and wants to share that love with other people.

  • How to Play Safely in the Soil

    How to Play Safely in the Soil

    High Country News offers tips on how to garden safely if your home is built on at-risk former farmland.

  • Saving water from the sky

    In Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands, Tucson author Brad Lancaster gives a hands-on inspirational guide for how to harvest the desert Southwest’s rare moisture

  • The Lure of the Lawn

    It’s not easy to wean Westerners away from their lush, traditional, turfgrass lawns, but with drought an increasing fact of life, Xeriscape gardening is finally catching on

  • A green obsession

    Westerners, like most Americans, are deeply in love with their lawns – but in an time of increasing drought, the Kentucky bluegrass is going to have to go

  • What is Xeriscaping?

    The seven basic principles of Xeriscaping are explained

  • Down the alleys and through the collectibles

    Bill Croke enjoys a rite of spring peculiar to small towns: Strolling the neighborhood alleys and snooping to see what everyone’s up to.

  • How to adopt a garden

    This year, Ari LeVaux is breaking with his own tradition and planting his vegetable garden from starts rather than seeds.

  • My love affair with dandelions

    Jeannie Pomeroy’s lifelong love affair with dandelions blooms anew with every spring.

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