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    The Best Citrus Trees for Southern California

    Here in Southern California, many of us are fortunate enough to be surrounded by citrus trees. While many citrus trees are facing an unknown future with the spread of citrus…

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    Squeeze in Some Citrus

    Homegrown citrus is every indoor gardener’s Mount Everest. Who doesn’t dream of walking by the kitchen window, leaning over, and plucking a ripe lemon from their very own tree? Actually,…

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    Secrets to Growing Citrus

    Growing citrus is achievable. Granted, these plants don’t fall into the indestructible category, but they are among the few fruiting plants that are within the realm of reality. You can…

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    Growing Citrus in Northern California

    With glossy evergreen leaves, fragrant spring flowers, and bountiful yields of delicious, vitamin-rich fruit, a citrus tree (Citrus spp. and cvs., Zones 9–11) can be a high-value, highly attractive addition…

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    Citrus in the Desert

    Growing citrus in the desert can be a challenge for some of us, but by choosing the right variety for your area, you too can have a bountiful citrus harvest!…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Celebrate Autumn With Beautiful Fruit and Flowers

    Today’s photos come from Lizzy Cordova, who shares some beautiful images of autumn in her garden in North Orange County, California. When autumn comes, suddenly it’s the garden’s second spring. In…

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    California Farmers’ Markets

    In Maryland, my local farmers' markets close up for the winter season. In warmer climes like California and the southern states, markets go on year round. For we gardeners who…

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    Growing Citrus in Pots

    Gardeners have been growing citrus in containers for thousands of years. Many of the first glasshouses, or orangeries, were constructed to grow oranges, lemons, and limes. But you don’t need…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Double-Duty Edibles

    An edible garden can conjure up visions of overflowing vines of summer tomatoes, oodles of green beans, fresh basil—and lots of work. If your goal is to be eating from…