Hello gardening fans! It looks like the garden clubs and nurseries are getting back to live gardening classes now, and I have a lot of new FREE upcoming gardening classes on my Upcoming Events … [Read more...]
What Do I Do When My Phalaenopsis Orchid Looks Like It’s Wilting?!
Phalaenopsis orchids continue to be, and likely forever will be, the most popular houseplant orchid. Their long-lasting flowers have become an exotic, economical, and effective replacement for cut … [Read more...]
It’s Time for Tomatoes!
How about planting tomatoes as a stay-at-home project?! We all know there's simply nothing like the flavor of homegrown tomatoes! A San Diego gardener’s desire to grow these wonderful tomatoes is … [Read more...]
Watering Plants in Containers and Raised Beds
When we grow plants in containers and raised beds, we are confronted with one basic difference from “in-ground” plantings: the roots of our plants are literally “contained.” This difference makes the … [Read more...]
Cold Damage on San Diego Plants
It's definitely been cold at night lately. A couple of weeks ago Lindbergh Field experienced record lows down to 38F, and Ramona had night temperatures in the high teens. Yikes! How do our plants in … [Read more...]
What is this black sooty stuff on the leaves of my plant?
Many of you know that I work as a chess coach for the Mountain Lake Chess Camp, led by the legendary International Master Larry D. Evans. Last Sunday before one of our big scholastic chess … [Read more...]
What’s This White Powdery Stuff on My New Zealand Flax?!
Colette writes: "I cleaned up my New Zealand Flax yesterday and discovered lot of white powdery 'stuff.' Any ideas or suggestions on helping this guy heal?!" Here we see a very a common occurrence in … [Read more...]
Organic Insect Controls for Your Garden: Sucking Versus Chewing Insects
When it comes to using organic means to control insect pests in the garden, you’ll need to think of your particular pests as being of one of two kinds: (1) sucking insects, and (2) chewing … [Read more...]