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What's Happening in the Community

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Callistemon citrinus 3 hours 10 minutes ago

Purple Bottlebrush (Callistemon ‘Jeffersii’)

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Callistemon spp 3 hours 12 minutes ago

Purple Bottlebrush (Callistemon ‘Jeffersii’)

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Callistemon citrinus 'Jeffersii' 3 hours 13 minutes ago

Callistemon ‘Jeffersii’ - Purple Bottlebrush

The Mulch has uploaded a new photo to Conoclinium coelestinum yesterday

Blue mistflower or Conoclinium coelestinum

Cozette tagged Tecoma capensis 2 days ago
Cozette has uploaded a new photo to Hylocereus undatus 2 days ago

White Fleshed Dragon Fruit

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Perovskia spp 2 days ago

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Perovskia atriplicifolia 2 days ago

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Mitch has added Allium sativum 'Inchelium Red' to his plants list. 2 days ago
Mitch has added Pisum sativum 'Oregon Giant' to his plants list. 3 days ago
Mitch has added Beta vulgaris 'Bright Lights' to his plants list. 3 days ago
Mitch Shirts commented on Allium x proliferum 3 days ago

Great article here wimastergardener.org/article/egyptian-walking-onions/ about these...

Mitch Shirts commented on Averrhoa carambola 3 days ago

I tried, but I bought a little tiny seedling and forgot to water it and it didn't make it (sorry...

Mitch has added Averrhoa carambola to his cemetery list. 3 days ago
Mitch Shirts commented on Asclepias speciosa 3 days ago

I couldn't get this to grow in my coastal southern California garden. I tried and tried but no luck.

Mitch has added Asclepias speciosa to his cemetery list. 3 days ago
Mitch has uploaded a new photo to Armoracia rusticana 3 days ago

Horseradish

Mitch Shirts commented on Arctotis spp. 3 days ago

I killed these, well technically my chickens killed these. I see them all over the place, so I'll...

Mitch has added Arctotis spp. to his cemetery list. 3 days ago
  • My Mulch Profile

  • Gardening Ability
    3 - Garden a lot, with some success
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    palms
    cycads
    tropicals in general
    meleluca varieties
    colorful annuals
  • What is a garden myth you hear frequently which you know is untrue?
    Feed your Staghorn fern Banannas -- YOU eat the Banannas and feed the Staghorns REAL plant food, like Gro Power, they will do much better, so will you, Banannas are good for you.
  • And, what is the reality?
    When I see them, those fed with Banannas they are just crisp dried up 'things' I don't think they do anything but make the person who threw it up there feel better. They need nitrogen, monkeys need Banannas!
  • What is your favorite gardening outfit or costume?
    Just old jeans, most have holes somewhere. Crappy shoes and a shirt to match.
  • Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?
    Used to be Tom P. but he is moving :-( Actally he is the only one I watched on a regualar/semi-regualar basis. (I see Top P. is in re-runs so that is nice)
  • Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?
    Try it, if you don't like if, or it does not like you, don't bother with it any more. Try something else. There are a lot of plants you can never grow all of them just try.
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    You can't grow just one.
  • What plant have you tried to grow that has given you the most trouble? Or, what plant would you like to grow and can't, and why?
    Orchids (except Cymbidum) are a waste of my time and energy. I just don't do well with most of them. Let others grow them I do enjoy that.
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    Morning, I think, before I'm too tired to do it.
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
    This is difficult, for sure it is not brown.
  • What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?
    Where there is dirt. (I guess I should say 'soil' it sounds better, but your hands don't get 'soily' they get 'dirty') But righ now my front yard looks the best, so it is probably my favorite. Still working on the back, it is never done. That is a good thing, I think.
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    Huntington is my favorite so far. Buchard Gardens on Victoria Island is maybe an equal. Wellington N.Z. has a terrific rose garden, probably the best I have see. Still checking though. Some are very dissapointing, when you go out of your way, then you say 'why did I waste my time?' Just did that near Salt Lake City Aug 08 wast of time.
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    My father, no question
  • Gardening Dilemmas
    What do I do with all of the fan palm leaves that fell of in the storm?
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    Hate taking out plants that died and wonder why they died. Hate trimming things that are too high. Hate hauling trash. Hate really big weeds that I put off 'until tomorrow'.
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    When I am gardening I tend to forget (or put way on the back burner) all of the horrible things going on. It is pretty much just me and what ever I am tending to. Could even be a weed!
  • Favorite Nursery
    WALTER ANDERSEN NURSERY SAN DIEGO & POWAY!!!
    are there any others?
  • Cat or Dog person
    Both Cat and Dog
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    11-15 Now We're Talking
  • Education

  • Favorite Quote
    I'll do it tomorrow
  • Interests
    family plants and old cars :-)
  • Plant Care Provider Profile

  • I would like to promote my gardening expertise
    Yes

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