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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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Bottle Brush Tree or ShrubPlant Profile

Bottle brush flower. [H.Guenther]

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 Once a commonly seen landscape plant, it has become less so and been replaced by more popular flowering trees such as crape myrtle and western redbud.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, […]

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Summer Fall Color: Drought StressFall Color Trees

drought-stressed-oak-Anne-of-Green-Gardens

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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Apricot Tree PruningEutypa Dieback

apricots-anne-of-green-gardens

Apricot trees are the one deciduous* fruit tree that should not be pruned during winter after leaves drop. Apricot trees pruned in winter are susceptible to a disease called Eutypa dieback. The fungus enters the pruning wounds and infects the tree. The symptoms of Eutypa show up in late spring or summer. Trees ooze sap […]

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Plant RustPlant Diseases

Rust spore conglomeration.

Rust has had a great year. This plant disease does well during wet spring weather. If you’ve noticed odd-colored spots on leaves on plants in your yard, it’s possible your plant has an infection. (However, there are other problems that cause spots as well.) What is Rust? Rust is a fungal disease that spreads by […]

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Spring Wildflowers

closed-poppies-wildflowers-Anne-of-Green-Gardens

This past weekend I went hiking to see wildflowers in the hills above where I grew up. I was delighted to see so many gorgeous blooms! It was a cloudy day which should be good for photos, but I only had my iPhone 6. I was honestly a bit disappointed in how the photos turned out, […]

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Lilac Vine-HardenbergiaPlant Profiles

hardenbergia Anne of Green Gardens

Want to be the first front yard in your neighborhood with flowers every year? You can be if you plant a lilac vine (Hardenbergia species). The bright, cheery flowers of this climbing vine are a colorful reminder that spring is nearly here! Description of Hardenbergia Lilac vine (also called coral pea) is an evergreen vine with dark […]

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Drying PersimmonsDIY

sliced persimmons Anne of Green Gardens

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to eat healthier in 2016, and I think adding more persimmons to my diet is a great first step. I think a lot of people have made the pledge to be healthy, but it’s important to REPLACE unhealthy foods with healthy ones. So, this year I’m replacing eating […]

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Harvesting Lettuce Youtube Video

lettuce-harvest-photo-video-Anne-of-Green-Gardens

Anne of Green Gardens harvests lettuce from her Cedarcraft planter.

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Fall Salad Garden

My post Confessions of a Not-So-Perfect-Gardener detailed my spring gardening flop. Happily, I’ve moved on and have planted a salad garden in my CedarCraft planter for fall. I created a salad garden with several varieties of lettuce, carrots, and beet seeds, onion transplants and a few cloves of garlic. I’ve tried to cram as many […]

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