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Water Your Soul


Many people take great joy in gardening. Whether it be for the aesthetic, the opportunity to bond with a friend, or to get outside and soak up the sun, different people find different reasons to grow plants and flowers at their homes. But could there be other possible benefits to gardening? Surveys have shown

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When Carbs are Good


Many of those who attempt to have a low carb diet will eat vegetables thinking they are avoiding those nasty carbs. And in a way, they are. But little do they know that the majority of all plants is carbohydrates. So why then are plants like spinach and kale so healthy for us if

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Lemons aren’t just for Lemonade


If life doesn’t give you lemons, Cameron Nursery has an array to choose from. Although the tangy flavor may be a bit overpowering to some people, there are many uses associated with lemons. Who's to say a glass of water  won’t drown out the sour taste anyways. These bitter fruits are not only

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The Power of the Orange


Citrus fruits are known for being high in antioxidants. But what exactly are antioxidants and why are they good? Antioxidants are molecules that destroy free radicals in the body. Free radicals are other molecules in the body that are unstable due to having an unpaired electron. These could result in dangerous reactions or failure

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Tip: Protect your bulbs


Critters love to take pleasure in finding, digging, and nibbling on bulbs.  To protect your bulbs this year, cover them up by staking down chicken wire over the bed. Once early Spring arrives, remove the mesh or let the flowers grow through the holes.  

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Save the Earth, Plant a Succulent


Succulents. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and varieties. Cameron Nursery has them all! Succulents have become more and more popular throughout the years not only because of their unique appearance, but their environmentally friendly aspect. They do not need much maintenance or a plentiful supply of water either. Although succulents can be

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Tip: What Flowers grow best in the Coachella Valley


It is recommended to plant twice a year in the desert - Spring and Fall.  Spring comes early in the desert.  Marigolds are easy to grow and  thrives in arid climates. It has a fragrant ferny green foliage and brings colors such as gold, copper, and brass into your garden. It will bloom brightly throughout

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How to Tell if Citrus is Ripe


Unlike some fruits, citrus does not continue to ripen after being harvested. Here are three tips to help determine if your citrus is ready to be picked. Taste test – This is considered the best test. Pick a piece of fruit from two different parts of the tree. Cut them open and sample the fruit. 

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Bees are crucial to the health of trees, flowers, and different plants in the food chain. There are over one trillion individual Bees in our world; but Bees are declining quickly due to the high dosage of pesticides on plants. Since bee’s are our number one pollinator in the world, we need to help


What’s eating my Bougainvillea?


Bougainvilleas are fairly hardy ornamental plants that do very well in climates such as the Coachella Valley.  Even though Bougainvilleas are resistant to many bugs, some insects still find this plant very attractive. Pests and Damage Aphids – feeds off tender new leaves.  Its secretion can attract ants and promotes mold gowth Spider mites –

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