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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,...
September 7, 2012
Many times we get this question at the nursery, “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?” It’s a great question with a lot of possibilities...
August 30, 2012
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. Seminars begin at 10:00 am at...
August 28, 2012
Bedding Plants – As the month closes as the fall season begins, clear the garden of failing summer annuals. Begonias, dahlias, geraniums, marguerites and marigolds have plenty more to give. Pick off spent flowers...
August 14, 2012
Are you familiar with the “Twilight” fantasy romance series? The handsome vampire, Edward, sweeps the hopelessly infatuated mortal, Bella, off her feet; they fall in love and…I don’t want to tell you the whole story and ruin it...
August 3, 2012
Citrus & Avocado Varieties & Care How about some fruit fresh off the tree? Wow your family and friends with your delicious fruit right from your yard!! You will learn all about your favorite Citrus and Avocado...
July 27, 2012
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...

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