Welcome to California Gardens - the year round gardening site
What can we do to better our planet, our city, our homes? One person at a time we can
choose to plant a garden. One more living thing that consumes CO2 helps
just a little bit. And your living space will be more beautiful because of
it. Find a natural method to accomplish your task, so your part of the
world will be abundantly alive. Plant something appropriate to our
climate. There is no food more local, nor more healthy, than the food
you grow in your garden. Add another
flower to give you or someone who sees your garden some joy. Not a bad
start if you ask me.
Look through our plant lists included are many of the plants that we have experience growing in our bit of California. We will give you the lowdown on our trials and tribulations with these plants in our gardens and show you a great photo of each plant at its blooming best. Many of the best drought tolerant plants can look awful in their container at the nursery but become extraordinary beauties once they are planted in your garden.
Cut to the essentials. What gardening tools do you really need? With a limited amount of truck space a good measure of what you need is what gets to go along for the ride day after day? These are the tools in the truck. We have product reviews for some excellent sprinkler and irrigation timers to help keep your garden irrigated without wasting water.
Photographs are available to publishers, see the details in our Garden Image Catalog
Attract wildlife to your home and landscape. Become part of the wildlife diversity solution. Our project section has many ideas for garden themes and how to make your garden more interesting. Make your garden smell great. Fragrant flowers and foliage attract more than wildlife, they attract garden lovers too. Visit our Butterfly Garden page and see the plants you can use to attract butterflies to your garden. Go to our critters page to see some of the beautiful wildlife we have found in our garden. Visit our page on how to attract hummingbirds. See how to create your own hummingbird garden design. Design your Silver and Gray Garden. Spread out your plant's blooming times and include Spring Flowers and Summer Flowers and Fall Flowers in your design.
To get a horticultural question answered ask the gardener.
Summer is here!!! It is hot and we aren't supposed to water the garden like we always did. Drought Tolerant Gardens are getting a lot of press these days. Yours may be more drought tolerant than you think. Many of the plants that have been supplied by the Nursery Trade were chosen with our climate in mind. Many plants will do better than you might expect once the tap is turned down or off. Planting drought tolerant plants and California native plants should mostly wait until Fall. Check our Garden Calendar to see what we are doing in our gardens. Choose plants to make your garden appropriate to our climate.
Come visit our Garden Book Reviews to see our favorite references. You can also find reviews scattered within the corresponding sections of the plant lists. There is plenty of good reading for plant lovers.
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Site address: 2076 Los Encinos Rd. Ojai, CA 93023