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July 11, 2013
We recently had to move a tree that was in front of our office because we found out someone was allergic to it. It had a really nice canopy on it that I did not fully appreciate until it started to get hot.   When I noticed the...
July 2, 2013
  COME JOIN US ON July 6th at 10am FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY GARDENING SEMINAR   “ Landscaping with Succulents and Natives”   How to create a beautiful landscape with succulents and natives without looking like a desert. Yes, it...
June 28, 2013
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 lawns...
June 26, 2013
As I was driving around enjoying all the new plant arrivals at our new nursery in Blossom Valley I started to notice the butterflies, hummingbirds and even the bigger birds (not including the pesky Crows) that are starting to...
June 12, 2013
AS you reminisce about last year in your garden do you have better memories of spring than any other part of the year?    Is it because so many flowers bloom at that time of year? It does not have to be that way! You can have...
May 30, 2013
June in Your Garden   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...
April 24, 2013
May in the garden  Water in the Garden – Begin increasing your watering schedule as the weather warms. Water seedlings and young plants frequently for short periods; water trees and shrubs deeply and less often. All kinds of...
March 29, 2013
There's just something so romantic about the springtime blossoms of wisteria hanging down from their branches. Is it the promise of long, lazy summer days to come or simply the graceful cascades of petals imitating a waterfall...
March 26, 2013
Wisteria sinensis - Chinese Wisteria  Work in the Garden – This is a good month to plant new shrubs and hardy perennials and to prepare for the coming summer. Keep roots cool and weeds down by applying mulch around...
March 25, 2013
Spring is here and that means new growth on your plants and multiplying insects looking for homes on that new growth. Australian Brush Cherry (Eugenia or Szygium) are hosts to the Eugenia Psyllid adults, eggs, and nymphs (...
March 18, 2013
Over the weekend we took a drive around east San Diego County and noticed the hillsides covered with a beautiful blue haze. This lovely California native is known as Ceanothus or California Wild Lilac. They bloom from March to...
February 26, 2013
Spring is right around the corner and I don’t know about you but at my house that means its spring cleaning time. Now before you start groaning about all the work that needs to be done, there’s something therapeutic about getting...
February 22, 2013
Work in the Garden – Get your spring garden ready for planting by cleaning all beds of debris and old, dead plants.  Lightly cut ground covers.  This is the most important month to fertilize.  We recommend an...
January 28, 2013
Who says roses are the only flowers for Valentine’s Day? Why not buy your Sweetheart a living Valentine’s Day gift rather than a dozen, overpriced roses that will be dead in a week?    Camellia sasanqua 'Chansonette'  ...
January 22, 2013
  Work in the Garden – Prepare your soil this month by working in nitrogen stabilized redwood compost as deeply as you can.  If you’re starting a new garden, money spent on a half day’s rototiller rental will...

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