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October Plant of the Month: Tacca chantrieri

Typically, the plants we feature here are native to Mediterranean-climate regions, perfect for incorporating into a Central Coast landscape. This month, we're getting in the spirit of the season and bringing you something a little more... freaky. This terrifying tropical might not be ideal for growing outdoors, but provide it with the appropriate environment, and our October…
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July Plant of the Month: Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’

Bring vibrant, show-stopping color into your summer garden with our July Plant of the Month! Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' is an upright perennial with an open, bushy habit, reaching 3-5 feet tall at maturity. In areas with harsh winters or extended summer heat, this semi-tender plant is grown as an annual, and typically stays within the 2-3 foot…
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January Plant of the Month: Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn', commonly known as the Sonoma Manzanita, is a large evergreen shrub endemic to Sonoma County in California. This Manzanita is a favorite in California landscapes due to its attractive characteristics, garden tolerance and dependability. Like most Manzanitas, Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn' has striking, red peeling bark. The shrub is naturally low-branching with a mounding…
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