Gardener's Blog: News & Updates

When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

The Garden Guru has received many questions this week about when and how to prune Hydrangeas.... Hydrangea microphylla, both mophead and lacecaps, should be pruned in late summer/early… Read More

How to cure Olives

by UC Davis Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Read full olive curing information here. Harvested olives must be “cured” to remove the bitterness in order to make… Read More

How to make a Succulent topped Pumpkin   How to make a succulent topped pumpkin Ingredient list: Succulent cuttings and Air Plants (Echeveria, Aeonium, Senecio, Tillandsia) Permanent Craft Glue (Ie: E6000) Scissors Moss Craft wire   Directions… Read More

All about Fall vegetables….

Vegetable gardening is not just for spring. Late summer and fall are the most ideal times to plant cool season vegetables, greens and root crops. Not… Read More

Fire Resistant Garden Designs

We've developed a few garden design layouts for a 6’ x 10’ space. These designs are ideal for replacing an old, established Juniper for instance (their… Read More

Ode to Rudbeckia

Commonly known as Black Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia is one of our favorite Bay Area perennials to provide bright color going into fall. It grows quickly to about… Read More

As seen in the Fall Gardener’s Notebook

Can't get enough of our Gardener's Notebook?  Here's a collection of additional plant care tidbits!         Video: Create a Succulent Planter Learn how to plant up an indoor or… Read More

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