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Guadalupe Oak Grove Park

If you are looking for a peaceful and natural escape in the city, you might want to check out Guadalupe Oak Grove Park. This 62.7-acre park is located in the Almaden Valley area of San Jose, and it is one of the last remaining large tracts of deciduous oak savanna and oak woodland on the Santa Clara Valley floor. The …

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Verbesina encelioides

If you are looking for a cheerful and easy-to-grow flower that can thrive in dry and sunny conditions, you might want to consider verbesina encelioides. Also known as golden crownbeard, gold weed, or wild sunflower, this annual plant belongs to the aster family and is native to many parts of the United States and Mexico. Verbesina encelioides produces masses of …

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Teucrium fruticans azureum

Teucrium fruticans azureum (Bush Germander) is a reliable foliage and flowering accent plant. It develops into a large evergreen shrub, 4-8 ft. high, spreading 8-10 ft. across. Distinctive foliage is gray-green above with silvery white hairs beneath. Colorful pale lavender flowers are heaviest in winter to early spring and intermittently throughout the year. Bush germander comes from rocky slopes in …

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Leeks

Leeks, a member of the Allium family, are an excellent addition to any garden. They’re versatile in the kitchen and relatively easy to grow. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to grow and harvest leeks, their nutritional benefits, and some recipe tips for this fantastic vegetable. Growing Leeks Leeks prefer a location with at least 8 hours of direct …

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Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

Are you looking for a place to enjoy nature, history, and recreation in the San Jose area? If so, you might want to visit Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, a 348-acre park that offers a variety of trails, views, and wildlife for visitors to enjoy. Trails The preserve has about 4 miles of trails, ranging from easy to moderate, that …

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Joseph P Grant County Park

If you are looking for a place to enjoy nature, history, and recreation, look no further than Joseph D. Grant County Park. Located in the east foothills of the Santa Clara Valley, this park is the largest of Santa Clara County’s regional park and recreation areas, with 10,882 acres of open space and 51 miles of trails. Whether you are …

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Buddha’s Hand – Citron

How to Grow and Use Buddha’s Hand Citron If you are looking for a unique and exotic fruit to grow in your garden, you might want to consider Buddha’s hand citron. This fruit is not only striking in appearance, but also has a wonderful fragrance and a variety of uses. Here is everything you need to know about this fascinating …

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Red Okra

Okra is a popular vegetable in many cuisines, especially in the southern United States, Africa, India, and the Middle East. It is known for its green pods that have a slimy texture and a mild flavor. But did you know that there is also a red variety of okra that has some unique characteristics and benefits? In this blog post, …

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Salvia microphylla ‘Dazzler’

Dazzler is a compact new hybrid with deep intense rose red flowers, glossy, bluish foliage, dark stems and sepals and long bloom season. The plant has a compact and bushy habit, with a height and spread of 24-36 inches. It produces showy flowers in shades of purple-red that bloom from spring to late fall or early winter. The flowers are …

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Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Petite Red Imp TM Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica ‘Monimp’) is a dwarf variety of a popular, showy deciduous shrub that displays a profusion of deep crimson blossoms from summer to fall. Distinctive bark has a smooth, attractive texture. Excellent when massed in single-color plantings, or used as an individual accent. Perfect for bringing color and texture to small spaces. Thrives …

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