Bring in the Birds

Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will love. You’ll enjoy the flowers as well as the birds that visit to dine on the seeds. Best of all, there is no feeder to refill or clean. So read below to learn how to bring in the birds. Sunflowers Firstly, sunflowers are the initial seed-producing plants that come to mind. Their dark brown centers turn to ...

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Ten Unique Vase Ideas

It’s the perfect time of year to snip from a cutting garden or purchase flowers at the market to arrange. Instead of reaching for the ubiquitous glass vase or ceramic container, think outside the box (or vase, in this case) and go for one of these inspired vessels for an arrangement instead. Check your shelves and cabinets for similar pieces you already own, whether vintage, second-hand or antique shop finds. Find ...

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Spring Prep for a Summer Garden

AS WINTER FADES INTO SPRING, gardeners can’t wait to get busy in the garden. Pruning, cutting back perennials and ornamental grasses and preparing the garden for spring planting are just a few of the tasks. Keep yourself and the pollinators overwintering in your garden safe as you start the cleanup process. Here, some ways to do a spring prep for a summer garden. Prune Always prune with a purpose when you spring ...

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Urban Community Gardens

According to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Los Angeles is home to a bustling economy with one of the largest populations in the United States. Yet 1.4 million people (14 percent of our county’s residents) experience food insecurity. With thousands of empty plots of land sitting vacant and unused, how can this be? Thankfully, several L.A.-based organizations are working hard to turn food deserts into urban community gardens. As ...

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Landscape tips to creating artistic spaces

Talk with a top landscape design team to get tips to making artistic spaces in your outdoor places. Southern Californians enjoy lovely temps year-round, for an active, outdoor lifestyle and an appreciation of nature at her best. They also love to relax and host al fresco in the middle of their yard environment ambiance. Read more for landscape tips to creating artistic spaces.  About BSH Many homeowners want to up their outdoor experience ...

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Trends for Your Outdoor Space

With our penchant for making the most of what we have, Angelenos look for so much more than traditional grass lawns—not only foregoing the 'need to weed' but also bringing drought-friendly practicality and sociability to our outdoor spaces. Here are some of this year's hottest landscaping trends, all geared to cultivating our properties for kindness, both to ourselves and to the environment. So pull up a chair, curl up on ...

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