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Oct 8

Halloween’s for Gardens Too! Plants That Will Give Your Home “Spook Appeal”

BOO! It’s time to make your garden SPOOKTACULAR! I love Halloween and the fact that the modern holiday, having its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in) or All Hallows Eve, in part celebrates the harvest makes it even more meaningful for gardener-types like me. This time of year, like the spring, […]

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Apr 9

The Color Purple

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple Long a favorite color of mine when I design a culinary potager garden or edible landscape, there is now a much more important reason to not only include […]

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Apr 14

Getting Ready for Tomato Time with UC Davis!

    Here’s a great article on growing tomatoes! Know what you grow Ladies and Gents! Click on document to read entire article.

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Mar 7

Looking over the Four Leaf Clover!

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

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Feb 6

Oh, for the Love of Citrus! Two newer varieties showing up in commercial nurseries…

Two newer (to our commercial nurseries) citrus varieties sure to make you pucker up and kiss your nursery owner!

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Jul 21

MEET THE BENEFICIALS

Beneficial insects ID poster from UC Davis

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Jun 26

Oh…BEE-have! A Guide to Bee-Friendly Gardening

Download the PDF to the handout for my “Oh…Beehave” class on bee-friendly gardening!

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Apr 21

The World’s MOST WANTED BUG! Have you seen the Asian Citrus Psyllid?

You may remember hearing that the Asian Citrus Pysllid was found recently in Hacienda Heights (suburb of the San Gabriel Valley in LA County) generating renewed concern about the possible spread of the devastating and incurable citrus disease, Huanglongbing or Citrus Greening Disease which could desecrate our 1.2 BILLION dollar citrus industry in California as […]

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Feb 26

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Cool Season Crops – Artichoke

“Remind me to tell you about the time I looked into the heart of an artichoke.”
Bette Davis as Margo Channing in ‘All About Eve’ (1950)

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Feb 10

Spotlight Edible of the Day: Strawberries

Ahhh, strawberries. There’s probably no other fruit that stirs little girl memories like strawberries!

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