Garden Articles

Lawn Grubs

There’s a bug called a “grub” that causes brown spots in lawn. It may be feasting on yours…

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THE N-P-K of Fertilizer

Once upon a time, contrary Mary grew her garden with silver bells and cockleshells, but nowadays, most of use some other forms of fertilizer.

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Vacation Houseplant Watering

It’s vacation time, you’re going to be gone for two weeks, your friends are all busy and the weatherman says “hot, hot, hot.” What about your houseplants?

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King of the herbs

It’s edible, a member of the mint family, and ornamental. Grown for over 5000 years, it flavors food around the world… Have you guessed yet?

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Grow one of the oldest American cultivated plants and join the Incas and Aztecs who grew…and revered…sunflowers 4,600 years ago.

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July & August Gardener’s Calendar

Click the headline above to see helpful gardening tips for this season!

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Introduction to IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

What’s all this talk about “IPM?” It seems to be creeping into our gardening vocabulary more frequently. Have you wondered about it?

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Succulent Container Garden

Have you noticed how a planted container can jazz up a front entryway, back deck or porch? Perhaps you decided against it because of the watering needs…

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Pink Muhley Grass: Cotton Candy in the Garden

Ornamental grass? Yes. Pink? Yes. Native? Definitely! We’ve all seen, and loved, tall ornamental grasses swaying in the breeze. Nevertheless, imagine billowing pink plumes swaying 2-3′ above 3’x5′ ornamental grassy mounds.

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Try Delosperma

“Ice plants” refer to several types of plants, usually having fleshy thick leaves. However, after an introduction to Delosperma, you’ll know it as the real-deal. As a group of tough groundcovers, they flourish in full sun in well draining soils with little water, after becoming established. Plus, they’re colorful!

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The Year of the Quince

Hear ye, hear ye…The California Rare Fruit Growers Association does hereby proclaim 2014, “The Year of the Quince.” Ah, but don’t confuse this quince with the “flowering quince.” Although beautiful, it’s not edible. However, the heralded quince is both edible and beautiful!

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Bittercress: It’s an Edible Weed!

What happens after pulling your weeds? Most of us put them either on the compost pile or into the yard debris bin. Most of know we can eat dandelions…but there are many other edible weeds also.

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