Posts made in December, 2015

Cool Season Vegetables

Posted on Dec 11, 2015

For those of us in Southern California, we have the unique opportunity to grow vegetables year ’round. As Winter approaches, so does our shift to our “cool season” plants. Although it may be a bit late to start from seed for some plants, it is the perfect time to put in starts from the nursery. These include: radish, rhubarb, endive, garlic, parsley, peas, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, lettuce and spinach. For many gardeners — especially those along the coast — herbs such as sage, rosemary, oregano and thyme can be grown year ’round. Click here to view The UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County’s comprehensive...

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Art in the Garden

Posted on Dec 11, 2015

Art in the Garden

The best projects often come about when a homeowner is open to art in the garden.  In our attempt to reduce the lawn at this residence, we came up with a stunning and eye-catching addition made of Corten steel and planted with drought tolerant plants. The following photos depict the project before, during and after.            ...

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