Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms

monarch butterfly on a purple flower

October 2019 by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture Gardens grow out of motives as diverse as the plants contained within. Some are created to attract wildlife, while others are meant to teach and entertain, or even just to be beautiful. The intersection between so many far-reaching garden intentions resides in flowers. Flowers embody bounty and […]

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Grow Your Own Superbloom with Plant Combinations Found in our California Gardenscapes

July 2019 by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture This year’s lush winter growth and bountiful flowers has drawn people out to California’s deserts and foothills by the thousands. As we settle into our characteristic long, dry summer, the idea of translating California’s unique floristic beauty into the home garden may seem daunting. Native plants provide […]

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SDBG’s Spectacular Tropical & Temperate Rainforest Garden

April 2019 by Jeremy Bugarchich, Curator of Collections An inspiring showcase of diversity is the epitome of what is the Rainforest Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden. This garden is a wonderment of plants from regions all across the world, grown together in harmony. Exploring the Rainforest Garden in depth, you can observe we have […]

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Rare and Endangered Plants in Our Backyard

by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture January 2019 Sunsets are coming earlier and mornings are once again laden with dew here in Encinitas. Respite from long, hot summer days, prospects of rain, and the residual warmth held in the earth make this a perfect time to plant native species. California is home to more than […]

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