Do you want to learn more about succulents and cacti? Are you thinking of making your garden more drought-tolerant? Or do you simply love visiting beautiful gardens? Look no further than the Ruth Bancroft Garden for inspiration. Located in Walnut Creek, California, this acclaimed public garden is one of the finest examples of a dry garden in the country. The gardens began as the private collection of Ruth Bancroft. Already an avid gardener, Ruth purchased her first succulent, a …

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Have you ever heard the phrase, “Say it with flowers”? Most of us have eitherĀ given or received flowers to say a number of things: “I love you”, “Congratulations”, “I’m sorry”, “Welcome home”, “Thank you”, and more. Almost everyone knows that red roses symbolize romantic love, and many know that red poppies represent remembrance. But did you know that daisies mean “innocence”, lavender means “devotion” and magnolias mean “nobility”? As it turns out, there’s a Secret Language of Flowers, and every …

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