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Gardening

Tomatoes and Peppers and Corn (Oh My)

Whether from your garden or the farmers markets, fresh is delicious. Read story.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July in the Garden

Many plants grown for their flowers will bloom again when cut back in midsummer. Read story.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Maximize Yield, Minimize Space

For most, water is scarce, but the desire to grow a garden, however small, is still strong. Read story.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Small Eucalyptus (and Relatives)

Those giants from Down Under that now and then, just keel over taking a car or roof with them, are just planted in the wrong place. Read story.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Gardening: Fire Safety

Fire-prevention specialists have developed a specific set of guidelines for managing landscapes to keep your home as fire safe as it can be. Read story.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gardening: Sunscreen for Plants

Many established garden plants are simply not acclimated to increased solar radiation in addition to the stress of less moisture. Read story.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gardening: Watering Tips

With care, landscapes can be maintained without the waste that sends excess water down the drain to the ocean. Read story.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Gardening: Poppies

Springtime in California is heralded by a glorious burst of color from the state flower, the California poppy. Read story.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gardening: Butterflies, Birds, and Frogs

Some unseen, but important, residents in gardens may not be able to weather long dry periods without some extra consideration. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gardening: Climbing Vines

For all vines, know how high the vine is likely to climb and either be prepared to prune it to keep it in check or provide a support tall enough from the start. Read story.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gardening: In Bloom

Clivias are show-stoppers when they are in bloom. Read story.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gardening: Friendly Fungi

Many mushrooms benefit plants by forming bonds with trees and shrubs, helping them absorb hundreds of times more water than they would normally. Read story.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gardening: The Perfect Cut

When it comes to cutting and clipping, the right tool is essential, and the most important feature is a sharp blade. Read story.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Gardening: Drought

California is not only affected by climate change due to greenhouse-gas buildup, but it is also entering a historic dry cycle. Read story.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Gardening: February Tips

With the weird/warm/cold warm winter weather we’ve been having, it won’t hurt to prune deciduous trees that haven’t been done yet. Read story.

Saturday, February 22, 2014
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