Category Archives: Gardening

Plant Fall Flowers To Brighten Cool November

November in southern California usually ushers in cooler temperatures and possibly rain, which means gardeners can take a break from constant care and watering of plants and trees and instead focus on adding color and fall vegetables to their gardens. (more…)...
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Plant 100 Bulbs in 30 Minutes

Every fall intrepid gardeners ponder their properties and plan for the new year. Or, more likely, every spring property owners drive about and jealously wonder why they did not plan ahead for beautiful spring colors bursting from tulips, daffodils and crocus. Well, now is the time to plan ahead and get your garden in shape....
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November in The Vegetable Garden

November in the vegetable garden and winter is beginning to take hold. Beds that were filled with late season produce are now laid bare, stems of runner beans have died off twisted around their supports and the greenhouse is all but emptied. However, there will be a few winter crops growing strong. Read more

Fall Prep Work Makes for a Green Spring

Although it's tough to admit, summer is drawing to a close and backyard activities will soon be slowing down; but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of your lawn just as you would if spring were right around the corner. As a matter of fact, there are several things you can do now to...
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Planting Bulbs for Springtime Flowers

Its time to start planning ahead for a dazzling showcase of spring flowers. Plant an assortment of spring blooming bulbs before the first frost such as Lily of the Valley, Daffodils, Tulips, Crocuses, Bearded Irises, and my favorite flower the Hyacinth. (more…)...
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Best Ways to Use Fall Leaves in Your Garden

Fall leaves are routinely bagged and left at the curb. This is a tragic waste of a valuable resource because fall leaves provide a good source of organic matter and nutrients. Leaves contain 50 to 80 percent of the nutrients a plant extracts from the soil and air during the season, so if you can, use...
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3 Autumn Tasks to Improve The Soil Condition

Autumn is usually the most beneficial season to start working on the soil. When the gardening season starts to wind down, there are several things that can be done to improve the soil and prepare it for next spring. End-of-season soil improvement often includes adding in organic nutrients, raw organic matter, and well-rotted compost. By...
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Types of Fall Flowers

Flowers are simply wonderful. Whether as an outdoor ornament or an indoor decoration, you can never go wrong with having them around. We all know different flowers bloom at a specific time of the year, showing its beauty at the most perfect time. There is practically no shortage of different beautiful flowers that bloom all...
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