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California Natives

Native Plants of the Southern California Coast

Southern California is not a desert. Only the area east of the mountains can correctly be characterized as a desert having plants we know as desert plants. The... Read more »
Native Plants Suitable For A Green Roof

Native Plants Suitable For A Green Roof

In this short list are several succulents, and two grasses. Several groundcovers, a few bulbs, and some perennials would also be worthy contestants but all these would require... Read more »

Vegetables & Fruits

New Zealand Spinach

New Zealand Spinach

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: March-July Spacing: thin plants to 12 iches, rows 2 feet Special Tips: Soak seeds overnight Harvesting:Cut... Read more »

Vegetables, Eucalyptus, Clay Soil, and Fruit Trees

Question from Christian: I live in Del Mar near Fairbanks Ranch, and I’d like to get some of your thoughts on gardening and adding some new organic... Read more »

Pests

Getting Rid of Citrus Pests

Question from Jon: I have something here that I need some advice on. I have attached 3 photos of a branch on my Meyer Lemon tree. I have a steady stream... Read more »
Avocado Trees, Mites, and Gophers

Avocado Trees, Mites, and Gophers

Question: I’m on a fast mission, quite desperate. I’m pulling my hair out. I have an avocado tree that has mites and is definitely languishing. Too much rain, and even... Read more »

Garden Q & A

Pruning Lavendar

Pruning Lavendar

Question from Heather: I live near the coast. When is the best time to prune back lavendar? I did it a few months back, but not aggressively. Now they are even larger, too big... Read more »

Vegetables, Eucalyptus, Clay Soil, and Fruit Trees

Question from Christian: I live in Del Mar near Fairbanks Ranch, and I’d like to get some of your thoughts on gardening and adding some new organic... Read more »

Herbs

Pruning Lavendar

Question from Heather: I live near the coast. When is the best time to prune back lavendar? I did it a few months back, but not aggressively. Now they... Read more »
Cilantro

Cilantro

Question from Christina: I have cilantro in a container outside…the problem is, it’s leaves have turned purple. I don’t know what I am doing wrong and can’t... Read more »

Pots & Containers

Honeysuckle Dying

Honeysuckle Dying

Jan. 15 | Q: Purchased a ‘mint crisp’ honeysuckle in a 1 gal pot; transplanted to a larger planter (hoping to move so I’m trying not to actually plant it). Was doing just... Read more »

Heat and Cold-Resistant Container Plants

Dec. 10 | Question from Brenda: What are some good container plants for Oklahoma that will make it through our cold winters and hot summers?  Thank you! Answer... Read more »

Composting

Horse Manure Compost

Mar. 18 | Question from Dave: I have a very reliable and steady source of horse manure (1 quarter horse, 1 draft horse and 1 shetland pony) and an equally reliable... Read more »
Difference Between Compost and Top Soil

Difference Between Compost and Top Soil

Mar. 28 | Question from Karen: What is the difference between compost and top soil and do you need both when amending the soil in your yard? Answer from Pat: When you purchase something... Read more »

Fertilizer

Horse Manure Compost

Horse Manure Compost

Mar. 18 | Question from Dave: I have a very reliable and steady source of horse manure (1 quarter horse, 1 draft horse and 1 shetland pony) and an equally reliable source of pine needles.... Read more »

Sulfate of Potash

Mar. 16 | Q: In the rose-pro method of caring for roses in your book, it calls for sulfate of potash (0-0-22) which I can’t find in ANY nursery or hardware... Read more »