So, the summer has almost gone, the garden has produced its goodness and you are just about ready to dig it all under and call it quits? Wait, don’t be so quick to stop on all the fun. You can… Continue Reading
If you have a sizable garden, and a healthy lawn, there is no reason you can’t create your own compost. Good compost is pricey, and much of what I see on the market is not very well composted, especially the… Continue Reading
We’ve seen them everywhere: The white, pink and magenta flowers appear where little else is in bloom. These tough-as-nails plants thrive along our freeways up and down the state. Oleanders, the perfect shrub for our hot summer climate. Perfect? In… Continue Reading
We have managed to get our plants and seedlings past the killing frost, and now something is eating them. Some sleuthing will reveal the culprit.
Snails and slugs leave telltale slime trails, and generally eat the plant down to the stem.
Grasshoppers and crickets eat even more.
Note from Doni: Please join me in welcoming Mitsy Kyzywicki and her first gardening column, Get Up and Grow! Mitsy, a top-notch graphic artist and illustrator, is also is a wealth of information about plants and gardening. I trust you’ll… Continue Reading