Zines & Blogs
There’s always a few web sites that defy categorization, but are treasure troves of information for the wildlife and native plant gardener:
Launched in June 2009, Home contributor Emily Green (author of the blog Chance of Rain) and others promote low-water use (including natives) for Los Angeles gardeners.
If your goal is to conserve water in your garden, there are lots of tips from the Metropolitan Water District's on their Be Water Wise campaign website.
A resource for anyone interested in protecting our precious water supply, creating habitat, sustainable living and general environmental protection. Written by Carmen Wolf, an advocate for widespread use of California Native Plants in California gardens.
This web site is well worth exploring. Originally offered as a newsletter, published by Louise Lacey, the articles from Growing Native are being updated and republished in PDF form as how-to guides. The first four guides cover the Basics of growing natives, Perennials, Shrubs, plus Wildlife and Inspiration; you can buy them with a simple click thru Paypal.
Biologist and horticulturist Jeffrey Caldwell has launched a blogsite with posts of interest to native plant enthusiasts, especially those interested in wildlife gardening in the San Francisco area. Jeffrey’s knowledge is immense, and his contents covers gardening tips and general habitat requirements to specific articles on birds, butterflies, bees, snakes and even ants!
“Home and Garden’ related topic areas include over 200 current, expert articles on building and remodeling, design and decorating, gardening and landscaping, home maintenance and repair, and housekeeping and homemaking. There are instructive articles on topics ranging from “How to Control Slugs without Chemicals” to a series on classroom gardening, including “How to Get Grant Money for a School Gardening Project”, and “How to Get Started with a Classroom Garden” and more.
Ideas, thoughts and resources for the design of urban wildlife habitat. This blog, written by a graduate from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture, collects some interesting stories and links.
A free online gardening magazine giving gardening tips and helpful step-by-step tutorials, for gardeners of all levels.