(Posted on July 8, 2018, also see Tips for Native Plant Heat Wave Gardening, Sept. 18. 2018) We are currently enjoying a balmy 99+ degree day. After the record breaking heat of 114º F on Friday, this is somewhat of an improvement. In this blog post I will 1) suggest practices to help your plants
Learn to use your garden green waste sustainably without power machines or sending it to the landfill. And for everyone's health: NO BLOWERS!
Learn to grow your own wildflower superbloom
Virtual Native Plant Garden Tour, Garden 28, South Pasadena. Tour this South Pasadena native plant garden: front yard wildflowers, backyard flannel bush, flagstone paths, sustainable gardening practices.
Native plants are only one element of a good native garden. Banish all leafblowers and machinary to make your garden hospitable to birds and other critters.
Learn to keep your native plants healthy without resorting to toxic chemicals. Control garden pests, ants, thrips and scales.
How to prune CA buckwheat
Long time since I checked in with you all. It has been a super, busy fall – wedding, plant sale, autumn foliage trip, another trip to Pacific NW, along with the more mundane activities of playing with grandkids, working at the nature park, and even doing the laundry once in a while. All of this
Now that last summer’s extreme heat is behind us, it is time to take stock and see what we have learned. Although I have seen numerous articles (here and here – thank you, Jane S. for sharing these) on garden tips for nonnatives, including subtropicals, vegetables, and fruit trees, I have not found much related to
Wildflower season is “past peak” and I’d like to remind you that the glorious, youthful, bright flowers now enter the very important stage of making and dispersing seed. Though my camera is still drawn to brightly colored flowers, I try to point it at the broken stems, brown seed pods, and graying leaves that are