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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...
January 22, 2013
Looking around the landscape in the middle of winter can be a rather dreary proposition. The cold night temperatures take their toll on frost-sensitive plants and even plants that are considered cold hardy can start to look a bit...
December 28, 2012
In the winter, Southern California can have days of summer-like temperatures or days of gray clouds and rain. Today is one of those gray, rainy days and seeing an Aloe arborescens in full bloom brightens the scenery just a bit....
December 27, 2012
Beverly Hills Apple Have you been wanting to plant a peach or apple tree in your back yard but thought you couldn’t grow them in Southern California? Well, you can! Many homeowners are growing apples, peaches, nectarines, plums...
December 26, 2012
 JANUARY IN YOUR GARDEN   Work in the Garden – Primary tasks this month include planning your spring garden and major pruning of dormant fruit and shade trees, vines and rose bushes.  Proper pruning will help control...
December 24, 2012
Bedding Plants – Plant Calendulas, Cyclamen, Dianthus, Pansies, Iceland Poppies, Primrose, Stock and Snapdragon.  Some late winter blooming plants to include are Begonia, Columbine, Lobelia, and Sweet Alyssum...
October 25, 2012
Bedding Plants – Cyclamen should now be in full bloom, they are great for those shadier areas. Cut back all perennials. Clean beds and mulch cold tender plants. Replant color bowls, beds and borders with winter annuals such as...
October 11, 2012
Have you ever wondered why two properties, side by side, can look so different? One is lush and healthy; the other is sickly, struggling to survive and in need of some major TLC? Or maybe you know someone who has a ‘green thumb’...
October 3, 2012
What's great about San Diego? Well, many things but one in particular is our long summers. Temperatures may be dipping in other parts of the country but not here! We're still enjoying warm summer-like days, they may be getting...
September 28, 2012
October in Your Garden   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,...
September 26, 2012
They’re Creepy and they’re Kooky, Mysterious and Spooky…”  The opening line to the quirky Addam’s Family song portrays their eccentric, morbid lifestyle. We think it can also apply to some sinister plants in our nursery. How so,...

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