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4 ways to get spooky with pumpkins

Batman and his girlfriend, the two pumpkins pictured, have what it takes to set the tone for a fun Halloween party: A little mystery, thanks to a pair of store-bought black masks. Other ways to spook up your pumpkins… Dancing Skelly  Three pumpkins, joined together totem style, form this Halloween character who appears to kick up his heels on the front lawn. Use rebar stakes […]

California’s water cutbacks: Good news, but at what price?

So, it’s official: California’s water use dropped by 27 percent in June–the first month of Governor Brown’s mandatory cutbacks during our historic drought. Some cities even exceeded the target. That’s the good news. But there’s bad news for some Californians, hitting them right in the pocketbook! 

Losing your lawn? Plant a meadow.

Meadows make better sense than lawns for dry California, says Andrea Hurd, the award-winning landscape designer behind Mariposa Gardening & Design and guest blogger for Sunset. Here are her top eight reasons.

Amazing low-water garden resource

Totally geeky, amazingly useful—that’s my take on the irrigation field trials that UC Davis conducts. And the result is a fantastic resource for low-water gardening.