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  • July Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Water Wisely. During dry weather, continue to keep the garden adequately watered. Remember, a weekly deep, thorough soaking is more beneficial than a daily light sprinkling. Water between 6-10am to avoid evaporation. Learn more about waterwise gardening in California > Thank you very mulch. Conserve water, relieve plant stress and control weeds [...] Read Full Article
  • Griller's Garden

    From your garden to your grill to your plate. This garden plan is designed with the grill master and foodie in mind. Enjoy fresh herbs and veggies all summer long. This garden is approximately 12 feet wide and 15 feet long.   Full Sun Project Project time: 8 hours Prep your bed by [...] Read Full Article
  • High/Low - Like the Look? Here's the low-water version!

    Who says waterwise gardens have to look brittle, dry and colorless? Certainly not Armstrong! Here we offer low-water alternatives for popular plants. Combine these water-thrifty plants for any garden look you want—California cottage, French formal, Tuscan countryside, Moroccan exotic. It’s all about the plants you choose and how you combine them [...] Read Full Article
  • Summer Succulent Container

    Full Sun project Project time: 20 minutes Create a bowl full of succulents. They are fun and easy to take care of! Succulents need very little extra water. In fact, when we planted this container garden we even mounded up the soil so that water better runs off the plants. The first [...] Read Full Article
  • Red, White, and Blue Summer Entryway

    Welcome them in with the red, white and blue Summer is full of entertaining and fun. Why not dress up your front porch with a show stopping red, white and blue theme? It’s easy to plant up all your heat loving flowers in colorful containers that really make a statement. Create this [...] Read Full Article
  • Citrus

    Growing Citrus in the Home Garden Benefits of Citrus Growing your own citrus at home will not only provide you with fresh, tasty fruit, it will also save you money at the grocery store. You might have noticed the price of limes going up lately. We are currently experiencing a lime shortage [...] Read Full Article
  • Tomatoes for Specific Uses

    Tomatoes for Specific Uses Whether you crave tomato sandwiches, fresh tomatoes on your salad, or love to make your own homemade tomato sauce, home-grown tomatoes make all your favorite dishes taste better. And, choosing the best tomato for your favorite recipes is made easy with our chart showing the best tomato [...] Read Full Article
  • Lemon Scones

    A delightful way to use your home grown lemons. Pick them when they are bright yellow and slightly soft. With Meyer and most Eureka lemons, you can make them year round with beautiful fresh fruit. These scones are fragrant with a hint of lemon and are perfect for breakfast or an [...] Read Full Article
  • Homegrown Tomatoes – Juicy “Insider Information”

    Tomatoes are, by far, the most popular home-grown “vegetable.” (Although it’s really a fruit.) Their ubiquity’s not surprising for obvious reasons: they’re very easy to grow and the flavor of a backyard tomato is sensationally better than store-bought. Whether you’re a tomato newbie or a hardcore tomatomaniac, there’s always a new [...] Read Full Article
  • Happy Hummingbirds

    This little guy was spotted in one of our garden centers recently.    There's something so exciting about seeing hummingbirds in your backyard. They are beautiful as they dart around from flower to feeder. The dance they perform is unlike any other backyard bird. Attracting them to your garden is fairly easy. You'll have [...] Read Full Article
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