Fruit trees in our backyard are a wonderful blessing during the hot summer months. When these delicious fruits ripen, we can thoroughly enjoy all the sweetness and fresh flavors we expect from our gardens.
From a young age Erin has enjoyed working hard, and that hasn’t stopped. Erin’s background in sales, interior design and management of high-end furniture retail stores lead her to owning her own successful interior design firm and store.
You’ve been acquiring artwork throughout your life and now you’re feeling restless and not sure why. Let me suggest some simple steps to bring excitement back into your art collection.
For many of us, birds are the most enjoyable animals in our gardens. Try to imagine a garden where the only thing that was alive was the plants. I certainly can’t. One of the values of a well planned, well managed garden, even in urban Orange County, is to attract birds. In this article I […]
Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this are as accurate as I can currently offer. During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants. With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help you […]
Understanding Common Garden Pests. Part 1. Aphids, Snails/Slugs, and Scale. A healthy garden is a very comfortable place for an insect to call home. There are many different pests that may visit our plants, and most of them are easily dealt with. One of the most important parts of managing a pest is identifying the […]
From the productive valley of central California, to the consistent temperatures of Orange County, California has always made gardening easier on us. Now, it is time to make gardening easier for California. Applying three inches of a shredded bark mulch can provide many benefits to the landscape.
General maintenance is a very easy thing to do. For those of you who have planted your garden plants or vegetables, this is a good time to revisit those practices you may have over looked. Here’s a check list of some important points: Did you fertilize? If you applied fertilizer earlier in the season, make […]
I’m convinced – gardeners love the outdoors, love nature and love the earth more than most people. That’s why we garden, to be closer to nature. So when it’s time to make decisions about the plants to place into their gardens these folks are increasingly weighing things like water needs and climate suitability. Gardeners are asking […]
Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this blog are as accurate as I can currently offer. During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants. With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help […]