Category: Plants & Trees (page 2 of 10)

Summer Fall Color: Drought StressFall Color Trees

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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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Fall Garden Time is Here!Starting a Garden

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It’s time for fall gardening! Fall doesn’t officially start this year until September 22nd, but late summer is a great time to start a fall garden in USDA zone 9. Leave a Comment I love hearing from fellow garden friends. What do you plant in fall? Please post where you live and your USDA zone […]

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Powdery Mildew

What is Powdery Mildew? Powdery mildew is a white, powdery-like fungus that sometimes resembles bird droppings. The fungus is composed of tiny white spores that you can see with an eye loupe or a microscope. This unsightly fungus seldom kills plants, but can weaken them and leave them open to new infection by other diseases or by […]

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Plant Winter Vegetables in SummerVegetable Gardening

Did you know that winter vegetables aren’t planted in winter, they’re planted in summer? Certain vegetable crops may need 6 weeks to a few months to grow from seed, such as cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, collards, Brussels sprouts, and leeks. Now is also a good time to start mustard greens, beets, kale, spinach and herbs […]

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Summertime-Plant Colorful Carrots!Vegetables

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Plant colorful carrot seeds now and harvest amazing tasting carrots this fall! You won’t believe how sweet they are compared to any other carrot you’ve ever tried. Look for colorful carrot seeds from Renee’s Garden or Botanical Interests. Colorful Carrot Varieties When you shop for seeds, you’ll see there are so many different colorful carrots […]

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How to Water Tomato PlantsVegetable Gardening

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“How often should I water tomato plants?” A family member recently asked me. She said, “I don’t have any tomatoes on my two month old plants. The plants are green and really big!” I asked her, “How often do you water your tomato plants?” Her answer: “Every day.” I told her, “Plants watered every day […]

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Apricot Tree PruningEutypa Dieback

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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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Discover Forestiere’s Underground GardensHidden Garden Gem

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Forestiere Underground Gardens is a hidden garden gem located in Fresno, California. It was created over 100 years ago by Baldassare Forestiere, a citrus farmer from Italy. When Forestiere discovered he would not inherit land from his family, he immigrated to the east coast of the U.S. to make his own way. To earn enough […]

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Spring Wildflowers

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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

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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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