Caring for your Protea Family plants

Caring for your Protea Family plants

The Protea family includes many beautiful plants that are great as specimens in a coastally influenced garden. The five main members include Protea, Leucospermum, Leucadendron, Grevillea, and Banksia....

The Mediterranean Mound Garden

The Mediterranean Mound Garden

While working at the Sierra Azul Garden and Nursery, a comment often heard from customers and visitors is, "We'd like to take one or more of these beautiful mounds and move them over to our property."...

Gardening with Grasses

Gardening with Grasses

With silky flowers that ripple in the slightest breeze, or soft billowy mounds that provide cover for birds, ornamental grasses can bring fine or bold texture and a sense of motion to any garden. Grown...

Deciduous Is Not a Dirty Word

Deciduous Is Not a Dirty Word

Where winters are cold and snowy it is expected that most plants will lose their leaves during the winter. However in coastal California we expect plants to be green and showy all year long. Indeed, in...