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5 12, 2022

NATIVE PLANTS FOR EROSION CONTROL

By |2022-12-05T20:39:39+00:00December 5th, 2022|Edible Garden|

NATIVE PLANTS FOR EROSION CONTROL Plants that work well for erosion control often need to adapt to shallow, poor soil and cope with less than ideal conditions all while putting down dense, strong roots.  California natives are well suited [...]

5 12, 2022

EROSION CONTROL

By |2022-12-05T20:21:32+00:00December 5th, 2022|Edible Garden|

EROSION CONTROL JUTE NETTING Using the right plants on hillsides can help slow and spread runoff and prevent soil erosion. When setting plants on a steep slope, arrange them in staggered rows, if possible. Depending on the type of soil, [...]

5 12, 2022

NOVEMBER FLOWERS

By |2022-12-05T20:19:42+00:00December 5th, 2022|Edible Garden|

CHRYSANTHEMUMS AND PEONIES ARE THE OFFICIAL BIRTH FLOWERS FOR NOVEMBER CHRYSANTHEMUMS  Chrysanthemum, (genus Chrysanthemum), genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the aster family (Asteraceae), native primarily to subtropical and temperate areas of the Old World. Chrysanthemums are especially common in [...]

2 12, 2022

PROPER TREE PRUNING

By |2022-12-05T20:11:58+00:00December 2nd, 2022|Edible Garden|

PROPER TREE PRUNNINGLearn how to make a proper removal cut when pruning a tree. BrightView Tree Care Manager Ali Summersill demonstrates the 3-step process to correctly remove a branch. 

29 09, 2022

GROUNDCOVERS FOR HILLSIDES

By |2022-12-02T22:31:55+00:00September 29th, 2022|Edible Garden|

ROSEMARY (PROSTRATUS) Rosemary is a magnificent fragrant herb that is native to the Mediterranean. During the Middle Ages, rosemary was used as a love charm. While most of us enjoy the aroma of fresh rosemary, today most people grow [...]

29 09, 2022

SHRUBS FOR HILLSIDES

By |2022-09-29T18:30:58+00:00September 29th, 2022|Edible Garden|

BURNING BUSH Burning Bush is from a large group of shrubs and small trees in the genus Euonymous. Native to Asia, this large bush has a natural open form that shows well in borders, beds and even containers. Almost [...]

29 09, 2022

TEXTURE AND COLOR IN THE GARDEN

By |2022-09-29T18:01:55+00:00September 29th, 2022|Edible Garden|

ASTER - SEPTEMBER FLOWER Asters are regarded as the September birth flower and provide a much-needed splash of color in the garden when summer begins to fade and fall makes its annual appearance. The distinct blooms of Asters have been [...]

8 09, 2022

FUN SUMMER FOODS

By |2022-09-13T17:46:51+00:00September 8th, 2022|Edible Garden|

WATERMELON Long regarded as the "food for the Summer", Watermelon, Citrullus species (Cucurbitaceae), is native to Africa and has been cultivated since ancient times. It's easy to grow in the hot Southern California climate and there are many benefits that [...]

8 09, 2022

DROUGHT TOLERANT EDIBLE PLANTS

By |2022-09-13T17:37:43+00:00September 8th, 2022|Edible Garden|

SWISS CHARD (BETA VULGARIS) A member of the beet family, most cultivars of swiss chard are drought-tolerant. Young, tender swiss chard is perfect for salads and mature, hearty leaves are tasty when sauteed with garlic and peppers. Swiss chard [...]

7 09, 2022

COLORFUL LOW WATER USE PLANTS

By |2022-09-13T17:33:34+00:00September 7th, 2022|Edible Garden|

ALOE VERA Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that first originated from the Arabian Peninsula and naturally survived in arid and semi-arid conditions. The plant has thick and fleshy leaves for storing water, which makes it an ideal addition [...]

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