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!

Spring is here, after months of cool nights many plants are late in bloom and bud while distant Cherry trees are in the news for being early.

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Sprekelia formosissima, Aztec Lily

Wildflowers are sparse and in some places nearly missing in action, these garden plants are thriving without help Sprekelia formosissima, Aztec Lily

Pale Tiger Swallowtail, Centranthus ruber

Pale Tiger Swallowtails hover about this Centranthus ruber plant almost every day. I give no assistance, none needed.

We have a new annotated California Native Sage page.

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