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September 24, 2013
            Early fall is one of the best times for planting in Southern California.  The ground is still warm and soon-to-fall rains will help establish good roots.  If you’re considering planting some California natives like...
September 12, 2013
     “I would like to have some four inch annual color if only they were more affordable.   The plants in the small 6-packs seem to be cheaper but they aren’t.  They have gotten smaller and smaller over the years and they die...
September 4, 2013
 Even if you don’t have a green thumb you can still have a lovely garden.   Some landscapes can be foolproof, and thrive in spite of your lack of gardening ability.             You can grow anything if you follow these simple...
August 30, 2013
  Saturday - September 7th This class will be our  “best of” for the succulents we grow.  We will talk about our varieties in detail and also discuss varieties you have planted at your home.  Just bring a picture or a sample...
August 27, 2013
    The basic ingredient to year-round trouble free gardening is preparation.  A little hard work in the beginning can mean much less work later.  Prepare the soil thoroughly before planting to give plants a head start to...
August 26, 2013
  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, Delphinium...
August 19, 2013
       If you stripped brush from your slopes this summer to eliminate the fire hazard or just moved into a new home that came with an uncovered bank, anticipate theerosion that winter rains will cause while you still have time...
August 16, 2013
 Check out our segment on KUSI about Summer Color.     Click on picture to watch video.  
August 12, 2013
        Citrus are the pride and joy of the sunshine states.  These wonderful evergreen plants have bright green foliage, fragrant flowers and colorful fruit.  Because of their hardiness, they are valuable as ornamental landscape...
August 2, 2013
     Roses, with their beauty and versatility, are now one of the most popular of all home garden plants.  If your garden has at least six hours of sun a day, good air circulation and good drainage, you should be able to...
July 30, 2013
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 container...
July 22, 2013
Summer is a great time of year for planting new plants because most plants are nicely leafed out or even in bloom. Take care though: during hot summer months plants will be growing vigorously and they demand a lot of watering and...
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...

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