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Southern California Regional Reports

  • Southern California Regional Reports

    Best Southern California Trees for Espalier

    Although the word is French, the practice of espalier dates back to ancient Roman or Egyptian times. It originated with the need to grow more fruit trees in more confined…

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    Southern California May Garden To-Do List

    Plant a perennial vine. Vines can provide an abundance of color and shade in the garden and are perfect for small spaces. If you have an unsightly fence or wall,…

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    Favorite Tools in My SoCal Garden

    My father was a master carpenter, probably before that term existed. His single-car garage held every sort of tool imaginable, and he was very fond of telling us that we…

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    April Garden To-Do List for Southern California

    Clean out containers. Before you start a mad rush of buying new plants this month, get your old pots ready for reuse. Plants need every advantage you can give them,…

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    Edible Ornamentals for Southern California

    It’s always a delight to wander about the garden, seeing what’s growing and flowering from day to day. Add to that the fun of nibbling our way through edible flowers…

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    March Garden To-Do List for Southern California

    Plant warmer-season vegetables. Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? What a perfect time to get your vegetable gardens ready for more edibles. March is a good time…

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    The Right Way to Cut Back Grasses

    Wispy, billowy, airy, feathery, wavy—these are just some of the words we use to describe ornamental grasses. So often, though, grasses are stripped of all these adjectives by incorrect trimming.…

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    Southern California: February Garden To-Do List

    It’s Valentine’s Day month, so plant something red! Or gift a red plant to your significant other. This Super Red® aloe (Aloe ‘LEO 3711’, Zones 9–11) has glorious dark red…

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    Plants for a Therapeutic Garden

    Gardens provide us with sanctuaries from the outside world and its stresses. A garden is a healing space, as the simple act of being in a garden makes us feel better.…

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    Southern California: January Garden To-Do List

    The holidays are now past, and it’s time to break down your decorations and put everything away. Before hauling the tree to the curb, consider how much of it can…

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