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  • Hanging Basket for Mother's Day

    Full Sun Project Project Time: 20 Minutes Make mom an arrangement she can enjoy all summer long. This moss lined hanging basket will delight her. It is planted in soft hues of pink, green and white. The plants chosen are beautiful yet hardy. Planting the container:  Fill the basket to within 3 to 4 [...] Read Full Article
  • Spring Lawn Care

    A few simple tasks done in early spring will help you have a beautiful green lawn all summer. Clean Up – In early spring, thoroughly rake all leaves, and winter debris from off your lawn Mow – Once your lawn begins to grow, mow and edge it to give it a nice [...] Read Full Article
  • Fuchsia Festival

    Join us for our Fuchsia Festival filled with all types of the this beautiful shade loving annual. Fuchsias are a garden favorite. Unlike other plants, most of a fuchsia’s beauty comes from underneath with their ornament like blossoms which makes them great for pots or hanging baskets. They are great in the shade [...] Read Full Article
  • 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
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