Summer Water

Note: This article was first published in July 2011. Since that time our summers seem to have gotten hotter, with some record-breaking highs. I am writing another article on summer water that addresses the stresses on plants and how to deal  with them in these extreme climate events.   Are you ready for the 4th […]

Pruning Gooseberries

The following is a video of me pruning a fuchsia-flowering gooseberry (Ribes speciosum). I certainly hope it is helpful because it is definitely embarrassing! It is my hope that with time I will get better at this video thing, but for the time being, please bear with my amateur attempts. If you must laugh, please […]

Westminster Library: Wild Suburbia – Gardening with Native Plants

Horticulturist and author Barbara Eisenstein will guide us through the process of transforming a traditional, high water-use garden into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with native plants. Supplementing her advice with personal stories from her decades of experience working with native plants, Barbara will share her joys in creating a native garden and ways she […]

OC-Calif Native Plant Soc: Wild Suburbia – Book Talk & Signing

In her recently published book, Barbara Eisenstein guides us through the process of transforming a traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with native plants. Because there are so many variables in gardening, answers to even simple questions about establishing a native plant garden are rife with caveats and exceptions. Wild Suburbia […]