It’s October and time to get planting! It’s too late to plant some flowers from seed in USDA Zone 9, with a few exceptions. Sweet peas can be planted now until January. They are one of my favorite flowers and have an amazing scent. To speed up sprouting, soak sweet peas for 24 hours before you […] Finish reading: October-Plant Fall Flowers & Vegetables!
Fall is the time of year when deciduous trees begin to change color from green to gold, red, purple and brown. The term “deciduous” means to lose leaves each year. Before the leaves fall off, they often turn color as the green chlorophyll pigments fade away to unmask other pigment colors underneath. I’ve listed a […] Finish reading: Best Fall Color Plants
Liquidambar or Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) is my top pick for fall color in the category of tall trees. It’s definitely a show-stopper! When I was a kid, our house had two large Liquidambar trees in our front yard. I loved watching the green leaves change color each year. In mild winter years the leaves […] Finish reading: Fall Color: Liquidambar or Sweet GumFall Color Trees
Every year in fall something magical happens. Green trees that were unnoticeable before begin to draw the eye. The leaves transform into bursts of beautiful colors like gold, orange, red and purple. How does this transformation happen? Well, let’s talk a bit about photosynthesis first. What exactly IS it? To get idea of what goes […] Finish reading: Fall Color