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
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
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
People are noticing and asking what is up with the defoliation of eucalyptus trees lately. Read story.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
It sounds like a hailstorm at times; the acorns are raining down in great numbers this year. Read story.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Here are some garden tasks that are suited to this beautiful month. Read story.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
As I drove through town a week before the autumnal equinox, the striking ivory flower stalks of a mighty yucca were on every street. Read story.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Is it me, or does it seem like gardening just isn’t as easy as it used to be? Read story.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
An effective method of mulching that is particularly suited to reclaiming turf or weedy wastelands for more sustainable plantings. Read story.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
For gardeners seeking this rich hue, grasses and ginkgos can lend their glimmer, but flowers and evergreen foliage that reliably sport the rich yellow shade may also be needed. Read story.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
California weather is influenced by the entire Pacific basin, but subtle shifts in the jet stream, increased hurricanes from Mexico, and more can make a world of difference along the West Coast. Read story.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The fourth largest fruit crop in the world is the bright yellow banana, but there are many selections, many of which can grow and fruit successfully in our home gardens. Read story.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
While some ice plants can be invasive, there are many that cover a lot of ground attractively. Read story.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Asexual reproduction only preserves a single set of genetic traits. Read story.
Monday, July 30, 2012
The best tasting fruits and vegetables are grown to perfection not for the mass market, but as close to home as possible. Read story.