more about: garden

Where to go this weekend: San Juan Capistrano

The most famous flock in the West returns to this sun-soaked slice of Orange County every March. You’ll want to revisit for its charming shops and historic downtown.

Where to go this weekend: Pismo Beach, CA

This Central Coast charmer feels like SoCal 40 years ago: friendly, casual, and all about fun on the waterfront.

Fall gardening: 4 drought-busting plant combos for a cooler planet

Not to beat a dead lawn, but as summer temperatures were rising after two winters in a row of very low rainfall, the drought was never far from our minds in the West. So we reduced how often we watered our gardens … and lawn-shaming became a sport. But here’s the rub: Not watering our gardens—and allowing them to die—only heats up the […]

5 fire-resistant plants for your garden landscape

If you’re in an area where wildfires are prevalent, you can help protect your property and garden by landscaping with fire-resistant plants. These are plants that tend to hold water in their stems or leaves. They also grow low, slow, and with little care, and have less volatile resins or oils. Lindsey Collinsworth, education director at the San Luis Obispo […]