Posts made in June, 2011

Master Gardeners

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

If you have not had a chance to learn about the UCCE Master Gardeners, please visit the link below.  You will find information regarding upcoming seminars, gardening tips, alerts about pests, various resources and publications.  And best of all, it is all specific to our locale. UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County If you don’t live in Orange County, you can locate resources for your area here: UCCE Master Gardener Websites  

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Brown Pesto – Yuck!

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

UC Davis is an extraordinary source for information regarding your garden and everything you might find in it (weeds! bugs!) and also, everything you might get FROM it.  Read the article below regarding how the oxidation process affects the results of your pesto and how to prevent it.   Why Does My Pesto Turn Brown?

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Glorious Containers

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

Glorious Containers

Container plantings can accent an empty pilaster, welcome you to a front door or to guide you down a path.  The combination of plant textures and colors can set the mood for your outdoor environment.  This photo shows a grouping of plants that will thrive year round.  Another option is to use well-placed containers to rotate seasonal color.                                ...

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Patio Cover Details

Posted on Jun 17, 2011

Custom details can be incorporated into a solid patio cover when you are working with a General Contractor:  skylights for  natural/protected lighting, ceiling fans for cooling and heat lamps for warmth.  Together, these elements turn the space into a year-round outdoor room.

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Ornamental Iron

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

Ornamental Iron

Sometimes, a once-beautiful garden passes its prime and plants need to be replaced simply because although they have served the space well for many years, they can become woody or over-sheared. This is the perfect time to update with a feature like ornamental iron. The photo below shows the front of the home before; prior to replacing plants, adding a walkway hedge and the custom ornamental trellis.  Even immediately after planting and before the plants have had a chance to fill in, the change is dramatic.            

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