California Privet Evergreen Shrubs

California Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) is an evergreen flowering shrub that is commonly used for shrub borders and privacy hedges. The oval shaped dark green leaves of the fast growing shrub California Privet provide a great backdrop for the small white flowers that appear in late spring to early summer. These blooms give way to tiny black fruit that is enjoyed by birds.


This fast growing evergreen shrub creates a beautiful privacy hedge growing 10 to 15 feet tall. Deer, rabbit and drought resistant.


The fragrance emitted by the flowers of the California Privet is considered to be somewhat unpleasant. Pruning at this time will prevent this situation. All parts of this plant is poisonous to humans.


Ligustrum ovalifolium
Ligustrum ovalifolium (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Grow Your Own Tea Garden

Plants for Your Own Herbal Tea Garden. A nice cup of hot tea and a good book (or stack of mags) is something I love to enjoy on a crisp fall evening by the fire. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to snip off some leaves from your own garden to brew that tea with? Here is a list of 15 plants that would make a lovely addition to any kitchen garden and be able to provide for some of that delicious tea. Whether you are fall or spring planting, be sure to incorporate several tea garden plants into your landscape from Greenwood Nursery.

15 Plants for Your Own Herbal Tea Garden – SHTF Preparedness
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Keep Mice Out of Your Home and Garage

Keeping mice out of your home and garage can feel like a full time job. Here are tips that will help you keep this annoying problem under control. With the fall season approaching and the temperatures slowly dropping, mice and other small animals will be looking for a warm place to call home. Make sure yours isn’t their next destination with these tips to keep them away.


How to Keep Mice Out of Your Home and Garage


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