News & Updates

October 14, 2016

Why Drip Irrigation?

  A big part of creating a Bay-Friendly landscape is being smart and efficient with how water is applied and managed.  There are many ways to conserve water and still have a beautiful, flourishing garden or landscape.   Bay-Friendly, Lead Trainer Jennifer de Graaf makes the case for spending the time (and the money) to install drip irrigation.  […]

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August 19, 2016

Devil Mt. Nursery’s WUCOLS-based “Drought Devils”

We’ve been working with Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery for several years now from plant labeling to professional trainings. Rooted in San Ramon in the East Bay region, with an additional 100 acres near Lodi, California, Devil Mountain knows California and what kind of plants work and don’t work. There is a common misconception that the […]

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August 5, 2016

Bay-Friendly Lead Trainer, Jennifer de Graaf, on “Drought-Tolerant”

Here in California, we frequently use the term, “drought-tolerant” to refer to plants that are supposedly low water use. But what does “drought-tolerant” mean? Is a “drought-tolerant” plant actually happy in a drought? Our lead trainer for the Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional training program, Jennifer de Graaf, dissects this term using WUCOLS and water use classifications, […]

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