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WARNING: Do NOT Plant This. Ever!

Japanese barberry. Whether or not you know its name, you've probably seen it before. After all, it's one of the most widely used ornamental plants in the U.S. If you have a yard, there's a good chance…

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Tips to Make Your Garden Irresistible to Butterflies

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger Planting your garden with plants that attract butterflies is only one step in making your garden butterfly-friendly. Once butterflies discover your garden the females…

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Eco-Friendly, Native California Landscaping

I had a friend ask about re-landscaping her yard with native and drought-tolerant plants, and while I feel like I steered her in the right direction, I also felt like I didn't know as many options of…

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Make Your Yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat

I did a post last spring on native and drought tolerant plants for California landscaping, and then came across this little tidbit: The National Wildlife Federation has a program, "that helps members …

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