Garden Piggies Plan a Kitchen Garden

With a little planning, you can create a gorgeous kitchen garden that rivals the beauty of your flower beds and produces a tasty harvest to enjoy almost year-round!
Succulents Firescaping: Design for Home Protection

If you live in an area that’s at risk for wildfires, this article is a “must read and heed.” Proper firescaping may help reduce the damage from an encroaching fire.
Hot-Climate Gardeners: Plant for Summer Now!


There’s a saying in Southern California that if you don’t like the weather, wait a day or two. In any given year, a few days in early April may reach into the high 90s then give way a couple days later to foggy mornings and temps in the more reasonable mid-70s. That’s just spring in SoCal, but it’s also nature’s way of warning home gardeners that summer’s just around the corner. April through May is the time to get out into your garden and get those heat-loving annuals, vegetables and perennials in the ground before it’s too hot to work outside!

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Raspberries Grow Some Fruity Flavor

Fruit trees and small fruit bushes can offer a healthy, delightful harvest year after year. The hardest part might be picking what to grow! Here are a few things to consider.
Dancing on Lawn Spring Lawn Product Primer

Great lawns begin in spring, when you’re more than ready to go outside and get the work done. Learn about the different types of lawn-care products that can help your yard.
Garden Path Maintain Your Garden

Maintaining the garden isn’t as fun as relaxing in it, but without garden upkeep, there’d be nothing to enjoy. Take a few minutes each day to tidy up outside – it’s worth it!