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http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/factsheets/mulch/mulchland.html

IT'S WAR ON WEEDS. The home garden can be a combat zone between your plants and the interlopers. We offer some tactics on ferreting out the worst. http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-weeds-20100313,0,2462621.story

The Dry Garden: Water-wise birdbaths can create a backyard spa for wildlife. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2009/09/the-dry-garden-bird-bath-fountains-fall-bird-migration.html#more

Green eye candy: Get inspired by the great gardens of Southern California. http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-gardengallery,0,1347789.gallery

ABCs of gardening. Simple approach makes gardening easy for everyone. http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20081130/news_lz1h30dardick.html

Sustainable is attainable in landscaping. As gardeners, we are at the forefront of the new green revolution. Thirty years ago, most home landscaping consisted of lawn, foundation plantings, a few trees, and perhaps a bed for flowers or vegetables. Plants were chosen for their color when flowering and their availability at garden centers. Maintenance included mowing, fertilizing, spraying, pruning and watering. But we now know that native plants can endure without synthetic chemicals or fertilizer, or much watering or labor, once established. And that insects that depend on native plants are important food for birds. Knowing this, gardeners can take steps to promote sustainability in their landscapes. It involves how you use your property – everything you own. Here are some key steps that will help you create a sustainable gardening culture and promote renewable energy: http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20081102/news_1hs02sustain.html

Southern California Natives

http://video.kpbs.org/program/growing-passion/

Theodore Payne's 2013 native plant garden tour http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-lh-theodore-payne-2013-native-plant-garden-tour-20130403,0,7268307.story

Don't spoil salvia. Cut back on food and water to get the most out of native sage. http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080629/news_1hs29sages.html

Salvias for San Diego gardens. http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080629/news_1hs29sagebar.html

butterfly gardens

Gardening for the Bees http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/03/gardening-bees/

Habitat for Harmony. HOW TO GARDEN THE WAY NATURE INTENDED. http://www.slate.com/id/2186339/

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070513/news_lz1hs13butter.html

Miniature plants fill small niche in yard

January 21, 2007

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070121/news_1hs21small.html

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070121/news_1hs21gargoal.html

Local gardens prove to be fertile ground for good ideas

January 07, 2007


http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070107/news_mz1hs07judys.html

Pest Control

http://www.termite.com/termites/termites-south-california.html

http://www.garden-counselor-lawn-care.com/macabee-gopher-trap.html

Citrus Psyllid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAT5TWow5hc

Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate http://www.nisuscorp.com/pest-management-professionals/products/tim-bor-professional

Seasons

Spring

Summer

In the Garden. July 2008 http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080629/news_1hs29julgarm.html

In the garden. August 3, 2008 http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080803/news_1hs03auggarm.html

Fall

October and April should be the two busiest months in San Diego-area gardens. Cool-season flowers and vegetables can be planted with great success this month. Weather-wise, conditions are usually ideal for working in the garden. Plants thrive in our warm days and cool evenings and the soil stays warm, which gets new plants off to a good start. Although you won't be able to enjoy their color until next spring, October is a choice month for planting perennials. By planting them now, they will develop a strong root structure during our cool weather and then burst into glorious color in the spring. http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080928/news_1hs28octgarm.html

September should be an exciting month in San Diego-area gardens. The middle of the month marks the start of our fall gardening season. Here, you can plant a huge array of cool-season vegetables and flowers. September is also the beginning of our bulb planting season. A number of bulb selections may be planted this month, although some should not be planted until October or November. Even the bulbs for later planting can be purchased this month while they are fresh, before being pawed over in the bins. Store them in a cool, dry area for later planting. http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080831/news_1hs31sepgarm.html

Cool weather doesn't mean saying goodbye to your garden. August 3, 2008. It is time to plant your 2008 autumn vegetable garden. What are the cool-season vegetables to include in your autumn garden? Choose from the following: beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage (including Chinese cabbage), carrots, cauliflower, celery, celtuce, chard, collards, cress, endive, escarole, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsley, parsnips, peas (including edible-podded and sugar snap peas), potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, salsify, shallots, spinach and turnips. Most of the above will have to be planted from seeds, but some, such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery and onions are available as transplants at most local nurseries. You will save about six weeks of growing time by using transplants. http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080803/news_1hs03cool.html

Autumn is a cool time to garden http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070923/news_1hs23sage.html

Winter

Vegetable Gardens

http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/content/article/diet-a-exercise/growing-the-right-vegetables-saves

Native Foods Make A Comeback In Southwest. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/nov/23/native-foods-make-comeback-southwest/

Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen grow food, keep chickens, brew, bike, bake, and plot revolution from their 1/12-acre farm in the heart of Los Angeles. They are the the authors of The Urban Homestead and Making It. http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/13/interview-erik-knutz.html

3D printed bug-repellent protects your plants. http://www.boingboing.net/2011/03/01/3d-printed-bug-repel.html

Growing Vegetables Upside Down. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/20/garden/20tomato.html?src=me&ref=general

Victory gardens sprout up again. People are borrowing an old wartime concept to lessen the need for mass-produced food, reduce pollution and build a sense of community. http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-victory10-2009jan10,0,7167635.story

The Science of Gardening. How evidence-based growing beats relying on old wives' tales. http://www.slate.com/id/2205576/

With proper preparation and know-how, even newbies can harvest a bumper crop of satisfaction along with their homegrown veggies -- and maybe save some money. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cover14-2008sep14,0,1979735.story

Homegrown harvest. Three local kitchen gardens show that you can do it, too. http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080803/news_1hs03kitgars.html

You can create a garden that's dirt cheap. Making the most out of the least. http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080706/news_1hs06garsave.html

A kitchen garden can grow year-round. With great California weather, a small plot for growing vegetables can keep you in fresh produce all year long. http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-lyons19-2008jun19,0,7442391.story

Indoor

You can use fast-growing micro-green seeds like Chinese cabbage (Kogane), kale (Red Russian), kohlrabi (O.P. purple), mustard (Golden Frill, Ruby Streaks), pac choi (Red Choi, Kinkoh), radish (Daikon, Hong Vit, purple radish), spinach, and lettuce. Slow-growing greens like carrot, celery, chard (Ruby Red), amaranth (Garden Red), basil (dark opal), beets (Bull’s Blood, Early Wonder), peas (Dwarf Grey Sugar), arugula and fennel (Magnafena) can take up to three to four weeks for harvest. Browse through seed catalogs for prepackaged salad mixes. http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20140208/GPG0450/302080133

Fruit Trees

Growing white sapote, like custard cups on a tree. http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-lh-white-sapote-tree-20120827,0,603671.story

Public Gardens

http://www.descansogardens.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=63

plants

Shrubs

red bougainvillea vine http://mgonline.com/bougainvillea.html

Succulents

California cactus garden: 112 plants of prickly, potted beauty http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-lh-kurt-kamm-california-cactus-garden-pots-20130807,0,1593350.story

Succulent compositions enhance the mid-mod look http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080720/news_1hs20mod.html

trees

Norfolk Island Pine -- Araucaria heterophylla. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laland/

House Plants

Tradescantia zebrina, formerly known as Zebrina pendula, is a species of spiderwort more commonly known as an inch plant or wandering jew, native to the Gulf Coast region of eastern Mexico. The common name is shared with closely related varieties T. fluminensis and T. pallida.

spring, wild flowers

Wildflower Update for March 8, 2008 http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24977