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Rancho Viejo
Seasonal Gardening Ron Vanderhoff

'We're not in Kansas', now is the time to Garden - southern California

Eighty years ago Dorothy opened her door, walked outside and into a garden. 
San Diego Fair
Seasonal Gardening Ron Vanderhoff

A Fair Time in San Diego for Local Gardeners

I enjoy county fairs. I probably haven’t missed one in thirty years. It’s cheap entertainment, but it’s the down-to-earth style and community spirit of a county fair that appeals to me the most.

Amaryllis for Container Growing and Holiday Giving

78308 Chris Eirschele
Amaryllis bellandonna
The amaryllis gardeners grow in containers during the frigid cold winter months then…

April is an Active Time in Local Gardens

4980 Ron Vanderhoff
Hydrangeas
I suspect that April might be the busiest month of the year for most local gardeners.

As Daylength Changes, Garden Plants Respond

9299 Ron Vanderhoff
Daylight Chart
On Monday morning December 21st at precisely 9:47 a.m. our annual winter solstice will…

Cool or Warm, Plants have a Preference

4415 Ron Vanderhoff
Cool Season Plants
All day at local nurseries, the questions come every few minutes; “Why are my aeoniums…

Dahlias Planted now will Flower all Summer and Fall

23093 Ron Vanderhoff
"Dahlias are back in fashion", said the magazine title.

Don't Believe Everything You Read - Gardening is Regional

4593 Ron Vanderhoff
Gardening is Regional
If you're a gardener in southern California you may have read the following articles in…

Easy to Grow and Share Paperwhites

3218 Dawn Hummel
Bulb sizes differ
There is nothing like the intoxicating, spicy perfume of Narcissus Paperwhites ‘Ziva’ to…

Fall blooming Bulbs

4334 Carole McCray
Gladiolas Blooming
Continue the parade of color once daffodils, tulips, crocuses and hyacinths have put on…

Herbs for a 'Cool' Garden

3805 Ron Vanderhoff
Cilantro 'Santo'
When gardeners talk about the cultivation any loose assemblage of plants, say vegetables,…

New Zealand Flax Winter Plant Care

63166 Dawn Hummel
New Zealand Flax  Winter Care
I am a huge fan of Phormiums.

Pacific NW Wintry Wonderland

4860 Dawn Hummel
Greenhouse
Over the past two weeks, the usually mild-winter Pacific Northwest has gotten hammered…

Plant a Garden for the Seasons

2998 Ron Vanderhoff
Seasons in the Garden
One of the greatest joys that a garden has to offer is as a reminder of seasonal change.

Preparing For Your Winter Vegetables

27069 whittier fertilizer
Winter Vegetables
Winter is rapidly approaching and those with vegetable gardens will need to be prepared…

Pruning Peaches, Plums and Apricots

32739 Ron Vanderhoff
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Sedums Star in the Fall and Winter Garden

27978 Carole McCray
Sedum 'Mr. Goodbud'
Often referred to as succulents because of their thick, moisture-retentive leaves, sedums…

So Much to do in the Fall Garden

3185 Ron Vanderhoff
Fall Tasks
Although the days are shortening at this time of year, a gardener's to-do list is not.

Spring Care Tips for Pampas Grass

100986 Dawn Hummel
Pampas Grass Spring Care
Spring Care Tips for Pampas Grass

Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees Keeps them the Right Size

18791 Ron Vanderhoff
Stone Fruit
This past winter I wrote two columns about the proper pruning of stonefruits and other…

Summer Vegetables are Hot

4983 Ron Vanderhoff
Melon from Seed
May and June is the perfect time to plant heat loving summer vegetables.

The New Veggie Season Starts!

4061 Kate Copsey
Warm and Cool Season Veggies
Depending on where you are in the south, sometime in April is when the last frost usually…

The Southern Vegetable Garden in Summer

14773 Kate Copsey
Zuchini Blossom
Summer is synonymous with fresh tomatoes, sweet corn and watermelon.

The Year in Gardening, 2010

3114 Ron Vanderhoff
Garden Vegetables
As I have for the past five years, it’s time to take a look back at the gardening year…

Time to Plant Fall Vegetables

9167 Ron Vanderhoff
Fall Vegetables
I stopped to get my morning coffee at a little place not far from my home.

Tis the Season for Giving

2990 Carole McCray
Amaryllis are great gifts
Forget the mundane gifts and look at these suggestions for gifts that get a “green”…

Tulips or Amaryllis? - Southern California

31041 Ron Vanderhoff
Amaryllis
Passing the bulb department at the nursery, a young shopper asked me, “How do I grow…

You Can’t Fool Mother Nature - Early Spring in the So Cal Garden

3253 Ron Vanderhoff
Pansies
It seems mothers’ can always tell when their children are telling a fib.

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