Category: Seasons (page 1 of 5)

Seasonal blog posts – narrow this category by the following seasons:




Are you worried about mistletoe growing in your landscape trees? It may or may not be a cause for concern. You’ve probably noticed many trees have mistletoe growing in them and continue to survive.  However,  an infestation on a tree already weakened by drought or that has other problems might spell trouble in the future. Mistletoe […]

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New Persimmon Page!

Fuyu persimmons in bowl. (photo by Anne)

It’s Persimmon Time! Hello gardening friends, I haven’t written anything for my blog or website in quite a while. However, I’m back on track! I recently added an additional page to the Edible Gardening section under  Fruit and Nut Trees.  At the bottom of this page, you’ll find a new link titled Persimmon Trees. Persimmon Trees […]

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Plant Profile: Daphne odora

Daphne odora 'Alba'

Daphne is an evergreen shrub with deliciously scented flowers. The fragrance lingers in the air in the garden, inviting you to get closer. The fragrant flowers may be light pink or white. Flowers bloom in late winter to early spring, depending upon your region. Plant leaves are either leathery, dark green and shiny, and one […]

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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for GardenersHoliday Article

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! What are you going to get your sweetie pie/boo? Now is a good time to decide what to get. If this holiday sneaks up on you every year, this one’s for you! (you’re welcome) 🙂 Valentine’s Day Quiz -What is your significant other’s favorite color? -Favorite flower?/s […]

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Poinsettia CareHouseplants

poinsettias care houseplant Anne of Green Gardens

Poinsettia care is easy! This lovely holiday plant is a joy to have around the house and comes in so many pretty colors. If you’re wondering where poinsettias came from, (a holiday tradition in the U.S. in the 1920’s) you can read more at Poinsettias: A History. Poinsettia Care After purchase, take your plant home […]

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Winter Gardening

Frosted leaves winter Anne of Green-Gardens

In the gardening world, winter is  not the most exciting time of year. In many places, snow covers the ground and gardeners stay indoors and dream about spring. However, in USDA zones 9 and higher, some plants are blooming and some trees have not lost their leaves. There is still work to be done in the […]

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Gossamer and Spiders in FallBugs in Your Garden


Every year in late October, I notice strings of “silk” on fence posts, plants and even the sidewalk. My initial assumption was that it was caused by spiders, but one of my friends vehemently disagreed and said it was from plants. So of course, I had to look it up and find out the truth! […]

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October-Plant Fall Flowers & Vegetables!

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 […]

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Fall Color Leaves, Joy in the GardenFall Color Trees


Every year I’m amazed at the fantastic leaf colors of gold, yellow, and deep orange, red and purple that decorate the trees in the neighborhoods of my town. The leaves fall to the ground slowly like confetti and leave the sidewalk looking so festive. Why Fall Color? It’s Science! Green leaves turn magical colors because […]

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Summer Fall Color: Drought StressFall Color Trees


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 […]

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