Magazine article Sunset

In the SUNSET GARDEN

Magazine article Sunset

In the SUNSET GARDEN

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TIPS FROM OUR TEAM

"Neutrals are great for pots, but we're ready to let loose and go for gold."

KNOW-HOW

FOR THE BIRDS

Turn your garden into a bird oasis.

CALIFORNIA TOWHEES

Scatter cracked corn, millet, milo, and peanut hearts on the ground for them.

AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES

They enjoy black oil sunflower seeds, hulled sunflower seeds, or Nyjer seeds from feeders.

DARK-EYED JUNCOS

They'll eat from the ground or feeders, and like black oil sunflower seeds, millet, and oats.

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Gilding the garden

Make a dramatic statement by potting up a golden container garden. Gold is bold, so keep your planting understated, such as a single fern or cactus. Find a nice selection of gilded containers at allmodern.com. For our complete container-buying guide, go to sunset.com/containers.

GOOD FOR YOUR GARDEN I CARPE CARPUM

One man's pest is another man's fertilizer. Carpe Carpum is an organic fish hydrolysis (less smelly and richer in nutrients than an emulsion) made from invasive European carp that are destroying freshwater rivers and lakes in Idaho and Oregon. …

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