Category : Low Water Plants

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UC VERDE DROUGHT TOLERANT LAWN TEST IN LOS ANGELES: YEAR 6

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I started a trial for the UC Verde drought tolerant lawn in 2009 to see how it would grow and thrive in my very dry Los Angeles climate. These are the claims made by the developers of the UC Verde…

0 Comments / 49 View / October 9, 2015

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Frankincense and Myrrh: Do You Know These Plants?

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December is a popular month for frankincense and myrrh. Snowflakes start to fall and, suddenly, the legendary gifts from the wise men to baby Jesus as written in Matthew 2:11 are on everyone's lips! It's ironic because many people don't even know…

4 Comments / 15 View / December 19, 2014

Torch cactus pink flower among a heavy thorn plant

Torch Cactus: Beautiful Flowers Among Thorns

Torch cactus pink flower among a heavy thorn plant

Torch cactus flowers are breathtakingly beautiful and a shock to some people when they see them attached to the plant that bears them. Sharp thorns protect the plant from animals, thirsty for the water encapsulated in the succulent body of…

4 Comments / 56 View / May 6, 2013

Mediterranean garden design by Shirley Bovshow

Aloha to My Mediterranean Garden…Hello Maui!!

Mediterranean garden design by Shirley Bovshow

I will miss my Mediterranean style garden when I vacation in Maui, Hawaii this week with my family, especially my pepper tree.   I’m hoping my tropical destination will help me forget how I am missing my beautiful “stone-ruin garden”…

15 Comments / 31 View / July 9, 2008

Anigozanthos red kangaroo paw

Try “Kangaroo Paw” (Anigozanthus) For Romantic, Airy Hedge!

Anigozanthos red kangaroo paw

Kangaroo paws come in a rainbow of colors and in full and dwarf varieties. The yellow "Kangaroo paw" plants provide an airy and translucent hedge that separates my private "master bedroom retreat garden" from the rest of the backyard. My…

8 Comments / 44 View / May 30, 2008

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Living Succulent Tapestry Pillow in Under 5 Minutes

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  UPDATED JAN. 5, 2015 This  "Living, Succulent Tapestry Pillow" was designed by Shirley Bovshow and created in less than five minutes! * The video from the Home & Family show is on automatically, if you would like to turn it off,…

9 Comments / 40 View / April 2, 2008

“Checkerboard” Santolina Garden Bed!

“Checkerboard” Santolina Garden Bed!

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Newly planted "checkerboard" Santolina bed           One Year Later:"My, has that Santolina grown!"       The newly planted Santolinas (Lavender Cotton) were petite 1-gallon plants two years ago, but look at them now!   The…

5 Comments / 45 View / February 21, 2008

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