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Gardening

Spring Comes Early

Mid-February is when plants here really start to return from their brief period of dormancy. Read story.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Indoor Plants

Plants need to be nurtured in their natural habitats as well as our urban landscapes, but they can also improve our personal spaces. Read story.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Down and Dirty

Now is a good time to take stock of the state of the soil and make a plan to improve its fertility and water-holding capacity. Read story.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Botanic Garden Graduates First Class of Citizen Scientists

10-week course turns participants into stewards of the land. Read story.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Narcissus and Kin

All narcissus and daffodils are quite easy to grow and adapt to most any care they are given. Read story.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Geophytes

Geophytes are nearly carefree and most of them can grow in at least partial shade. Read story.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bonsai Club Welcomes Any and All

Its first meeting of the year is Tuesday night at the Goleta Valley Community Center. Read story.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Nature’s Healthy Recipe

The healthful benefits of gardening are many, and almost anyone, regardless of ability, can realize some of them. Read story.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winter Pruning

Now is the time to cut back fruit trees to ensure bigger and better fruit next year. Read story.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Seed Dispersal

Plants first made their first successful attempts at living on land about 425 million years ago. Read story.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Foxtail Agave

All over town, the foxtail agaves are sending up their weirdly wonderful flower spikes. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Drip by Drip

Clay pitchers slowly lose water through osmosis into the surrounding soil, leaking out only what is physically needed to dampen the soil. Read story.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Growing Citrus

All citrus have their origins in tropical Asia, but, in Southern California, most will grow well even in interior valleys that experience frost. Read story.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Savvy Succulent

Succulent plants store water within the cells of their leaves and/or stems, and/or roots to survive through extended periods of minimal or non-existent rainfall. Read story.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Eucalyptus Woes

People are noticing and asking what is up with the defoliation of eucalyptus trees lately. Read story.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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