California Gardens the Year Round Garden Site

Welcome to California Gardens - the year round gardening site

California Gardens is the growing source for information on plants and gardening in California. From the Native to the Creative there are thousands of plants to fill your garden and even more ways to combine them - California Gardens is a gardening site for California. We have year-round gardening in a climate made for growing -- take advantage of it. Join us in the garden, get mud under your fingernails, and share your gardening interests. Learn about climate appropriate plants. We'll grow together!

Crisp Fall Weather is here and the trees are changing. Here is a list of trees for your garden with reliable Fall Color

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Gomphocarpus physocarpus, Family Jewels, Hairy Balls

With a name like Family Jewels or Hairy Balls this Milkweed with ornamental pods is a hoot to talk about in the garden. And it is good food for the Monarch Butterfles too. This plant is native to South Africa and food for the African Monarch Butterfly.

A walk through my garden taking time to smell the roses and watch a hummingbird and Gulf Fritillary pollinate Scabiosa Black Knight

Tarantula Hawks, Carpenter Bees and Yellow Faced Bumblebees feeding on nectar from Asclepias eriocarpa, Woollypod Milkweed. High resolution videos are part of our garden image collection.

Monarch time, from Caterpillar to Chrysalis to Butterfly to Egg

Mormon Metalmark Butterfly Flight

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly Flight