California is not only affected by climate change due to greenhouse-gas buildup, but it is also entering a historic dry cycle. Read story.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
With the weird/warm/cold warm winter weather we’ve been having, it won’t hurt to prune deciduous trees that haven’t been done yet. Read story.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
For the shy or the confident, Valentine’s Day may be an opportunity to show your true feelings without words. Read story.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Native to the dry habitats in Africa, aloes come in a staggering variety of shapes and sizes. Read story.
Monday, January 20, 2014
The Ecke family started growing poinsettias on their ranch in the early 1900s, and by 1920 they were seriously promoting them as the official holiday flower. Read story.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Cabbages and kales, ornamental or edible, thrive in the coming cool weather. Read story.
Monday, December 9, 2013
If there is some time to spend in the garden, there are little chores that will lend satisfaction and maybe ease a little of the holiday stress, too. Read story.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Dance is not the only venue where separating and taking a new stance can be enjoyable and fruitful; gardens can benefit from a spin now and then, too. Read story.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
While there are references in Aztec history to the marigold as a cure for hiccups or to protect from lightening strikes, it was more highly regarded for its decorative value. Read story.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Here’s a short list of possible tasks and other chores to look to in the coming weeks. Read story.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
It is a very old specimen of a rare hybrid that was growing in the former site of one of Francesco Franceschi’s nurseries. Read story.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The bromeliad plant family outdoes itself with amazing color combinations in many of its flowers. Read story.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
As in any family, there are the stars and the black sheep of this hairy genus. Read story.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
It’s a great time to build a good basis for next year's growth by feeding the soil. Read story.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Here are a few simple rules to follow for planting everything from seedlings to boxed specimens. Read story.