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December 11, 2017
    While gardeners in other parts of the country spend November and December preparing their yards for the cold and snow of winter, Southern California's gardening year could be just kicking off.     Fall is an excellent...
November 28, 2017
Bedding Plants – Plant Calendulas, Candytuft, Cyclamen, Dianthus, Pansies, Iceland Poppies, Primrose and Snapdragon.  Some late winter blooming plants to include are Begonia, Lobelia, and Sweet Alyssum.  Cut back...
November 1, 2017
Planting or Transplanting – Most hardy evergreen shrubs including Azalea, Camellias, and Roses can be successfully transplanted now through February.  Leave as much of the original root ball as possible.  Water regularly until...
November 1, 2017
  Tupidanthus calyptratus This valuable, exotic landscape plant is a good small tree for entryways, patios or near pool areas.  An evergreen tree or shrub has glossy, bright green leaves that resemble the better known houseplant...
October 9, 2017
       Every year we remind our customers of the great benefits of fall planting. Well, fall is upon us and we have to remind you all again to get busy!! It is just a wonderful time to plant - the weather is warm but not hot...
September 25, 2017
Work in the Garden – Prepare for winter by picking up debris such as fallen fruit and leaves.  When the rains start, debris becomes a home to a host of garden pests, particularly snails and slugs.  Secure and trim any...
September 5, 2017
Slope blues…… One of the more common questions we get at the nursery is, “We’ve got a slope in our yard and we just don’t know what to do with it. What do we plant on it?”   San Diego county is definitely not flat so chances are...
August 21, 2017
Bedding Plants – As the month closes as the fall season begins, clear the garden of failing summer annuals. Pick off spent flowers to encourage new blooms.  Turn the soil to aerate, level.  Plant Primrose, Calendula,...
August 2, 2017
Gardenia jasminoides 'Frostproof' The Frost Proof Gardenia gets its name because of its frost hardiness.  It will hold its blooms after a frost!  The Frost Proof Gardenia is also much more insect resistant than older varieties. ...
July 28, 2017
Work in the Garden – Continue to water and fertilize hanging plants regularly since they dry out quickly now with the increasing day length and decreasing humidity. You may occasionally need to submerge them and other...
June 30, 2017
Many Palm Trees Save Water After more than forty years of growing and selling all manner of plants for Southern California homes and gardens, I have come to believe there are no “bad” plants; but there are bad places or bad uses...
June 30, 2017
July in Your Garden   Work in the Garden – Continue to fertilize regularly because plants are using food as quickly as you supply it.  Prune faster growing plants to keep them vigorous and to control water use.  Fertilize...
June 22, 2017
            Summer is a great time of year for planting new plants because most plants are nicely leafed out or even in bloom.  During hot summer months plants will be growing vigorously and demanding a lot of watering and...
June 1, 2017
Buying a new home or selling one?           Either way, one of the best investments you can make is to improve your yard. If you are fed up with the paltry returns offered on your money by modern banks all in the name...
May 30, 2017
Work in the Garden – Take the time to look at small jobs in your garden this month.  Remove any unwanted suckers from trees and shrubs.  Pinch tips of Chrysanthemums, Fuchsias, Geraniums and Marguerites to encourage dense...

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