Get ready! It’s time to spray peach and nectarine trees for peach leaf curl! But first, a little story… When I was a kid, I was in charge of watering the family peach tree, a freestone variety called O’Henry. It was a delicious, juice-dribbling-down-your-chin kind of peach. I still have fond memories of taking a […] Finish reading: It’s time to spray trees for peach leaf curl!
Do you need to give a holiday or birthday gift but you’ve run out of ideas? Consider giving a citrus tree. There are so many different kinds! You can gift an orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, kumquat, pomelo, tangerine or even a mandarin tree. Just tie a bow around it and print a copy of this […] Finish reading: Citrus trees make a great gift!
Hello everyone, I took a break from my blog about two years ago. I just wasn’t feeling inspired to write. Sometimes a hiatus is a good thing, as I suddenly feel the creative juices flowing again. Lately the fall color is really making me smile, and I have some gardening opinions and ideas that I […] Finish reading: She’s Baaack!
Hello gardening friends! As you may remember, back in 2013 I launched a Kickstarter to print my Miniature Gardening Book. The book is 8×8, and has 55 colorful pages pages of miniature gardening photos and ideas. I’ve gotten lovely feedback from purchasers who’ve been inspired and made gardens with their friends and family. Here is […] Finish reading: Miniature Garden Book for Sale!
Guest Blog Post by Adria Branch. For similar articles, check out My Survival Forum. I have seen some pretty elaborate gardens and it makes me wonder: Is there a purpose to the design or is it just aesthetically pleasing? With such a variety of designs it is hard to know which ones were designed with […] Finish reading: Garden Design Options for Growing FoodGuest Blog Post
Bottle brush is a striking evergreen shrub or tree. Once a commonly seen landscape plant, it has become less so and been replaced by more popular flowering trees such as crape myrtle and western redbud. Description of Plant This plant flowers heavily in spring, and continues to flower during warm weather. The flowers are spiky, […] Finish reading: Bottle Brush Tree or ShrubPlant Profile
The drought in California is well into its 3rd year. Many people have cut back on watering their landscapes and let their lawns die. Lawns are easy to replace, but landscape trees are not. Sprinkler water may be the only water landscape trees receive during summer. One of the symptoms of drought stress in trees […] Finish reading: Summer Fall Color: Drought StressFall Color Trees
Letting kids have free reign to be creative and not squashing their enthusiasm is important. I grew up believing I wasn’t artistic since I couldn’t draw or paint like the “talented” kids in school. When I heard the praise those kids received and heard teachers gush over their artwork and ignore what I did, I […] Finish reading: Kids DIY Gardening: Miniature GardensDIY
Forestiere Underground Gardens is a hidden garden gem located in Fresno, California. It was created over 100 years ago by Baldassare Forestiere, a citrus farmer from Italy. When Forestiere discovered he would not inherit land from his family, he immigrated to the east coast of the U.S. to make his own way. To earn enough […] Finish reading: Discover Forestiere’s Underground GardensHidden Garden Gem