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Zone 9 Planting Schedule - MINE! Southern California. I like how it shows when to plant and when to expect to harvest. Also, I like the summer break, since I have stuff growing this summer, and it's impossible to keep it green!

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Siena, Italy (by Jonathan Haider) (All things Europe)

Siena, Italy (by Jonathan Haider)

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Top Native Plants of Southern California

These are four of my favorite California native plants. They're drought tolerant and will grow well in the increasingly warm and dry Southern California garden. For more info:

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Tips for growing blueberries in Southern California

Tips for growing blueberries in Southern California | blueberries, plant, sunshine - Life - The Orange County Register

Queen’s wreath vine (Antigonon leptopus) is a rapid grower, is drought tolerant once established and thrives in exposures with full, even reflected, sun. This North American native is perfect for the dry climates of California and the desert Southwest, but its vigorous growth can cause it to become invasive in warm, humid climates where water is plentiful.

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14 Envy-Inducing Outdoor Spaces

As summer rolls around and the da The Design*Sponge archives are full of outdoor spaces that have been lovingly cultivated by their owners.

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Lose the lawn: before and after in Palo Alto

Choice of plants for what looks to be an empty pot, something very colorful and billowy. Homefrom Home

Growing Scented Geraniums

Scented Geraniums - Growing, Caring for and Using Scented Geraniums

Buttery Grits with Jalapeno Chorizo and Smokey Shrimp This Shrimp and Grits recipe may be my favorite meal of all time! Growing up in the south, I ate grits daily. I'm obsessed. After moving to California, I found a fusion that combines my love of SoCal and Southern.

Since today is Father's Day, I thought I would dedicate this entry to my father, Paul. Growing up, I watched my dad restore and judge Corvettes. It was his influence that made me a stickler about taking care of my car. He still asks me, "How's your chariot doing?" I always have people say to me