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Growing Vitamin C: A Guide to Planting Citrus Trees
Growing Vitamin C: A Guide to Planting Citrus Trees
Citrus trees are an excellent source of Vitamin C. Most citrus trees grow well in the Mediterranean climates of coastal California. And spring, after all possibility of frost has past and before the heat of the summer, is an ideal time for planting. Planting. Proper planting of fruit trees is critical to their long-term health […]
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Planning for New Vegetable Gardens
Planning for New Vegetable Gardens
How challenging is it to succeed with a new garden? Harder than you might expect even for experienced gardeners, but problems are solvable.
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Gardening as a Refuge in Troubled Times
Gardening as a Refuge in Troubled Times
If you haven’t felt it yet, undoubtedly you will at some point in the coming weeks and months: frustration, weariness, or the numbness that follows prolonged stress. When faced with perpetual uncertainty during the Coronavirus pandemic, with many options for relaxation and fun curtailed or unavailable, gardening may be one of the very best candidates […]
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Tree Care Tips for Gardeners
Tree Care Tips for Gardeners
How much does gardening knowledge apply to tree care? Some basics are the same, but other aspects are different from what herbaceous perennials and smaller ornamentals need in urban landscapes. Here are tips about some of the most-common tree issues and questions that I see in my professional work as a consulting arborist: How deep […]
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Paperwhites for the California Holidays
Paperwhites for the California Holidays
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. In comparison to the vibrant color of many indoor holiday plants, the white or white-yellow blooms of Paperwhites (Narcissus species) might seem plain, but when planted closely in pots to provide massed bloom, they provide a stunning […]
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Citrus Trees: 5 Things to do Before Thanksgiving
Citrus Trees: 5 Things to do Before Thanksgiving
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. By C. Darren Butler and Ann Clary For gardeners lucky enough to have citrus trees, fall is a time of anticipation. Citrus trees may be bulging with full-sized but unripe fruit. It may seem that the fruit […]
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Join Darren for a Discussion of Fruit Trees on this Gardenerd Podcast
Join Darren for a Discussion of Fruit Trees on this Gardenerd Podcast
Are you planting fruit trees correctly? Concerned because your peach trees and plum trees aren’t consistently bearing fruit? Having problems with pests and diseases that return year after year? These topics and many others are discussed in the September 5, 2019 Gardenerd Tip of the Week Podcast with guest expert Darren Butler, who is interviewed […]
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Bougainvilleas: Essential Pruning and Maintenance
Bougainvilleas: Essential Pruning and Maintenance
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. by Ann Clary with C. Darren Butler What makes bougainvilleas so appealing to gardeners around the world? Undoubtedly the profusion of colorful and long-lasting flower bracts, the specialized leaves that are often mistaken for blooms or petals. […]
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What To Do in March: 10 Tasks for Southern California Gardeners
What To Do in March: 10 Tasks for Southern California Gardeners
by C. Darren Butler with Ann Clary March is typically one of the busiest months in the Southern California garden. Regardless of whether you live in one of Southern California’s inland valleys or along the coast, here are 10 items that should be on your gardening to-do list this month: Cut back or replace diseased, […]
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