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...]
Can I Fertilize My Orchids With Miracle-Gro?
KC asks, “My friend said I should be fertilizing my orchids with Miracle-Gro fertilizer. Is that right?” My business motto is “to assist others with their gardening dilemmas,” and long ago when I … [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...]
Upcoming Classes about How Orchids Rebloom!
Hello Gardening and Orchid Fans! Many thanks to you all this past year for your continued support for my new book How Orchids Rebloom! I am really excited to announce several How Orchids Rebloom … [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...]
FREE Cymbidium Repotting Demonstration at Walter Andersen Nursery!
This coming Saturday February 8, I will be leading a free Cymbidium Repotting Demonstration at Walter Andersen Nursery in Pt. Loma. All are welcome; no need to sign up, just show up! At this free … [Read more...]
Photos from the San Diego County Orchid Society Winter 2020 Show!!!
Last weekend marked the annual winter show of The San Diego County Orchid Society in Balboa Park. This was probably one of the best winter shows ever. Here are some of my favorite photos from the … [Read more...]
Wild Orchids in La Jolla?!
While working one day in Emerald Cove in La Jolla, I noticed this little plant with tiny white flowers growing in the mulch near the garage. I instantly knew this wasn't just another weed or a weak … [Read more...]
Leaf Cutting Bees
Dave and Susie want to know, "What's eating my roses?" Many culprits are possible: caterpillars, grasshoppers, squirrels, etc. Luckily we have a photo with eating marks that definitively indicate who … [Read more...]
First photos from the Fall 2019 Show of the San Diego County Orchid Society
I visited the Fall Show of the San Diego County Orchid Society this past Saturday. I met a couple of nice people from the society, and I think I am finally going to join. Their monthly meetings are … [Read more...]
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