Category Archives: Gardening

How Much Do I Need From My Garden?

Every year, gardeners are faced with one of two situations. One is seen every year when zucchinis are planted and if you are a parent you have heard too often this statement from your children. “Zucchini again?” The other situation is when the garden does not produce enough produce to get one through the season. […]

Growing Vines in a Dry Climate Garden

Plants commonly known as climbers are vine like in their habit, growing by virtue of long, thin and generally flexible branches. They often grow naturally in forests and woods, where their “aim” is to reach out of the darkness of the forest’s floor towards the sufficient light levels found at the trees’ canopy. The various […]

Green Thumb is Not Necessary When Planting in May

Just about every vegetable and flower will do well when planted in May so even novice gardeners will experience success. This is especially true in Southern California where the weather is perfect for spring gardens. Plant Warm Season Flowers: Some flowers just do better when the weather (and soil) is warm. These annuals are in […]

Planting A Fall Vegetable Garden

If you’re like most gardeners, you probably consider August to be the tail end of the growing season. The truth of the matter is that it’s a great time to start your fall garden. A fall garden can produce excellent vegetables and extend your crops long after your spring planted garden is finished. The vegetables […]

Garden Services and Garden Soil

Every spring it is the same old story: make the garden look like something and get that green thumb look. Garden services from a local company may not be as expensive as you think to accomplish this, and it may just lead to a fair amount of relief from anxiety to those who are a […]

Garden Using Those Pesky Plastic Pots

Anyone who has a garden or ever got a potted plant has had to deal with those seemingly useless plastic pots. Most people throw them out. I save them until they crumble-re-using over and over again. They can be the “greenest” item in your garden that save you the most green. I have a very […]

Creating and Planting a Container Garden

We all have a garden planter or two dotted around our gardens, perhaps filled with a specimen plant or a seasonal display. But there is a lot to be said for using containers as the design basis for a garden. Containers are probably one of the most versatile forms of gardening, allowing you not only […]