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Fun with Filters: 12 Free Spring Nature Photos

Free Spring Nature Photos. No attribution needed stock images: flower photos. bee photos, butterfly photos, grape leaf photo. Movavi Photo Editor Review

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Take a Hike at the Beautiful Santa Rosa Plateau

The Santa Rosa Plateau located near Murrieta, CA in the Santa Ana Mountains is a great place to hike and learn about California’s history and native ecology.

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Autumn’s Beauty Wreath: A Story of Trial and Error

Using seed pods and dried flowers and fruit to create a fall door wreath.

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Photos of My Favorite California Native Plants

In honor of California Native Plant Week I thought I’d share with you some photos of my favorite California native plants, all of which just so happen to be in my backyard.   Last week I posted some photos of the overall landscape in place in our yard since we switched to a drought tolerant …

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Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants

While Northern California may have received plenty of rain this winter, the El Nino seems to have missed Southern California again this year. While we did get more precipitation than we have in the past few years we are still in a drought and we will be for the foreseeable future. Homeowners and businesses would …

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Gorgeous Greens – Spring Garden Photos

In honor of St Patrick’s Day and the first day of Spring right around the corner, I thought I ‘d share some gorgeous green spring garden photos with you.             Related Post Another project done Pretty in Pink – Plum Blossom Photos September Garden Update Well that was disappointing

Butterflies and Bees in the Garden

Whenever I do a photo post I try to  link up on Photo Friday over at Pierced Wonderings. Even when I don’t link up I like to go look at the gorgeous pictures Jen and the others share. Last week I was awed by the critter photos on Inspired by June. I was amazed at …

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January 2016 – Garden Photos

I know it is February 3rd, and I am just now posting January Garden Photos. I could have backdated the post by a few days, but the truth is I just now got them edited to put up. January in a California native garden is actually just the beginning of a magical time. Especially if …

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December 2015 California Native Plants Photos

It’s just an incredibly beautiful winter day here in Southern California so I grabbed the camera and took some shots of my California Native plants to share with you. While it is winter and snowing and plants are dormant in some areas, here in my yard the California Native plants are just starting to awaken …

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A little perspective from the garden

For anyone exposed to media of any kind this week there is no denying things have been overwhelmingly morose. Besides the happenings in World News, personally things have been a little bothersome too. Add in the lovely menopausal hormone fluctuations and I was headed for a meltdown of epic proportions. And then I went outside. At first, I …

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I am going to my happy place

Summer is unofficially over. Too bad no one told Mother Nature! Our 5 day forecast: UGH! It is so miserable out there my yard looks hot and tired. Which, for California native plants, is actually quite normal. They go dormant in the dry and heat. Come cooler wet weather they will perk up again. I am …

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Close up and personal with some California Native Plants

So many Californians are still under the misguided impression that in order to have a drought tolerant garden you need to have rocks and cacti. And I won’t even comment on people outside of the state that still insist the entire state is, and always was, a desert. In my area, Coastal Sage Shrub is …

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