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Southern California Gardening

Mild climate makes gardening in Southern California a dream.

Regional Gardening Southern California

California native Nan Sterman is the host and co-producer of the award-winning TV show A Growing Passion, which celebrates all the ways that San Diego “grows” -- from farms and nurseries to backyards, schoolyards, and native habitats. The program airs locally and online. The author of several books on water-thrifty gardening, Nan has written for Better Homes and Gardens, Organic Gardening, Sunset, and other major publications. She has a monthly water-wise garden column in the San Diego Union Tribune and is the gardening expert for San Diego public radio’s Midday Edition talk show.

Southern California Gardening: New Organic Products

The world of organic gardening is expanding rapidly! Discover an increasing number of organic products for growing beautiful, healthy gardens.

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Southern California Gardening: Practical Landscaping Ideas

Show some ingenuity. These simple suggestions offer solutions to some everyday garden challenges.

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Southern California Gardening: Perennials That Please

Perennials are the joy of Southern California gardens. They bloom every year, ensuring a spring, summer, fall, and winter of color.

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Southern California Gardening: Shrubs Extend the Bloom Season

Water-thrifty flowering shrubs offer structure and year-round interest. Lowe’s Southern California garden expert shares some favorites.

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Southern California Gardening: Withstanding Hot, Windy Weather

When the Santa Ana winds hit Southern California, they can blow a garden into oblivion. These strategies will keep your garden thriving.

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Southern California Gardening: Grow Annuals in Containers

A trip to the garden center yields colorful yet thirsty annuals that do best in containers in Southern California’s Mediterranean climate.

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Southern California Gardening: Small Space, Big Harvest

A small space shouldn’t prevent you from growing fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits for your family.

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Southern California Gardening: Practical Advice About Soil

Soil is not a dirty word, but it is a topic that confuses many gardeners. Here are the basics about our soils and what you need to know to grow a garden.

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Southern California Gardening: To Prune or Not to Prune

Pruning can be confusing if you’re not quite sure what, when, how, or where. Here are some easy guidelines from Lowe’s Southern California garden contributor.

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Southern California Gardening: Growing Roses in Our Climate

Growing roses in Southern California is much like growing any other shrub in our dry, Mediterranean climate. Keep these tips in mind.

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Southern California Gardening: Planning for the New Year

It’s time to transition from one gardening year to the next. Lowe’s Southern California gardening contributor shares what that’s like.

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Southern California Gardening: Garden Wisdom

We all have our own gardening philosophies. But Lowe’s Southern California garden contributor says we can learn from the wisdom of others.

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Southern California Gardening: Fall Garden Style

Lowe’s Southern California garden contributor borrows inspiration for fall styling directly from the garden.

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Southern California Gardening: Extend Your Garden Season

Here are some simple suggestions to help Southern California gardeners extend the garden season.

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Southern California Gardening: Fall Container Magic

Lowe’s Southern California gardening contributor shares some creative tips and ideas for fall containers.

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Southern California Gardening: Lawn Care for Fall

Lowe’s Southern California gardening contributor offers advice on caring for your lawn from fall into winter.

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Southern California Gardening: Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses are great additions to Southern California landscapes, as well as lawn substitutes.

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Southern California Gardening: Simple DIY Fire Pit

Lowe’s Southern California garden contributor explains how to build a simple fire pit for grilling.

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Southern California Gardening: Viva la Shrub!

Learn about the many versatile ways to use shrubs in your landscape from Lowe’s Southern California garden contributor.

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Southern California Gardening: Heat-Loving Plants

Southern California gardeners, you can beat the heat with plants that thrive in hot, sunny summer conditions. Here’s how.

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Southern California Gardening: Plants for Dry, Shady Areas

Want some sensational plant selections for dry, shady areas? Lowe’s Southern California gardening contributor shares some.

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Southern California Gardening: Great Groundcovers

Lowe’s Southern California gardening contributor suggests some groundcovers that work well in our climate.

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Southern California Gardening: Oakleaf Hydrangea

See why Lowe’s Southern California garden contributor says oakleaf hydrangea is the perfect shrub for area gardens.

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Southern California Gardening: Counting on Containers

Containers can add color, interest, accent, and extra growing space to Southern California outdoor entertaining areas.

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Southern California Gardening: Dealing with Slugs and Snails

Lowe’s Southern California gardening contributor highlights some common pests—and how to deal with them.

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Southern California Gardening: Some Favorite Spring Flowers

Wondering what spring annuals and perennials to plant in your Southern California garden? Lowe’s regional contributor Bonnie Manion shares some ideas.

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Southern California Gardening: Green Tips for Gardeners

Being a greener gardener isn’t so hard. Here are some surprisingly simple tips from Lowe’s Southern California garden contributor.

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Southern California Gardening: Chores Have Their Rewards

Here are a few tips for early spring prepping to help your garden throughout the year.

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Southern California Gardening: Small-Space Vegetable Gardening Delivers Big

Southern California gardeners can explore the trend of small-space vegetable gardening with exciting new dwarf varieties.

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Southern California Gardening: Satiating the Gardening Bug While Waiting for Spring

Simple ideas to jump-start your spring gardening season from Lowe’s Southern California contributor.

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Gardening Smarter in Southern California

Lowe's Southern California garden contributor Bonnie Manion shares five tips for gardening smarter in 2013.

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Southern California Gardening: Through the Seasons

Lowe’s Southern California garden contributor recaps how the weather affected her gardening efforts in 2012.

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Southern California Gardening: Fruit Trees

Small fruit trees are some of my favorite go-to garden gifts for housewarmings or birthday parties.

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Southern California Gardening: Gardening Calendar

Wondering what should be on your garden to-do list? Southern California gardening contributor Sharon Lovejoy outlines the tasks.

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Southern California Gardening: Rest in Peace Lawn

The last wheelbarrow of lawn, installed years before we bought this house, just exited the garden. Hurrah!

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Southern California Gardening: Spring Color Explosion

Fireworks in the spring? If you live in Southern California, you needn't wait for July for some eye-popping explosions of color in your garden.

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