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  • Fantastic Fuchsias

      Fantastic Fuchsias The beautiful dainty flowers of Fuchsias have an elegant and magical appearance. Their colorful, sculptural flowers add lots of color to shady areas. They also attract hummingbirds, providing nectar for them.   Fuchsia Forms There are two forms of Fuchsias:  upright-growing forms and arching types.  The upright-forms are the newer types which [...] Read Full Article
  • May Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Change out tired cool season annual flowers with heat-loving, summer annuals like dianthus, marigolds, portulaca and vinca. Prune and feed azaleas and camellias once blooming has finished. An organic fertilizer like E.B. Stone Camellia and Azalea Food is best. Busting at the seams? It’s time to divide and repot cymbidium [...] Read Full Article
  • Make a Ladybug Garden

    Full Sun Project Project time: 6  Hours Ladybugs are beneficial insects. They eat bugs like spider mites and aphids that feed on our garden plants. Encourage ladybugs to come to your garden by planting some of their favorite plants.This garden is designed with ladybugs in mind. It is approximately 10 feet long and [...] Read Full Article
  • Solving common pest problems naturally with Ladybugs

    As seen Fox 5 San Diego Spring is here and gardens are in full bloom. Breana Vargas from Armstrong Garden Centers explains how to solve common pest problems organically with Ladybugs and other Good Bugs.   Read Full Article
  • Ladybug Party - Food Ideas

    What party is complete with some grub (and we are not talking bugs here!).  Here are some Ladybug inspired ideas that will surely bring some smiles to your guests!   Ladybug Skewers from the Garden Make edible ladybugs from fresh fruit growing in your garden. Slide a strawberry and a blackberry (red grapes [...] Read Full Article
  • Kid's Craft - Ladybug Party Idea

      You’ll need a 4 inch terra cotta pot for each child. For younger groups of kids, paint the pot red with spray paint ahead of time. Let each child place black Velcro dot stickers on the side of their pot to resemble the spots on a ladybug and then plant [...] Read Full Article
  • Plants That Attract Ladybugs

    Ten Plants that Attract Ladybugs and other beneficial insects Why would you want to attract ladybugs to your garden? Ladybugs are beneficial insects, or good bugs. They eat bad bugs, the pest insects like aphids, thrips and spider mites that feed on your garden plants. A single ladybug can eat over [...] Read Full Article
  • Container Garden - Ladybug Party Idea

    Full Sun Project Project time: 45 minutes Create this container garden decoration for a ladybug themed party. The rich reds and purples of the Geranium, Pentas, Coleus, and Potato vine will compliment the colors of the ladybug theme. And, the Cosmos and Lobelia are favorite plants of ladybugs. They will attract and help [...] Read Full Article
  • Color with Roses

    Color your garden with a rainbow of roses. Roses are one of the most beautiful and beloved garden flowers. And, they come in every color of the rainbow. Grow hybrid tea roses for cutting, shrub roses in your garden beds, climbing roses over trellises or groundcover roses and you can add [...] Read Full Article
  • Greystone Demonstration Garden Dedication Ceremony on April 13

    Mayor Lili Bosse of Beverly Hills will cut the ribbon at Greystone Mansion (April 8, 2014) – In celebration of the grand opening of the Greystone Demonstration Garden in Beverly Hills on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m., Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse will be in attendance to cut the red [...] Read Full Article
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