3 - 21 - 2013
Spring is in the air….and it’s time to get your garden going! We have had a very cold and winter with at least some moisture. My prediction is for a gorgeous explosion of green and Spring colors in a couple of weeks! The long colder than normal winter takes plants in a severe dormancy and when it does finally warm up your plants will just be beautiful.
12 - 13 - 2012
Today’s temperature – high 70’s – amazingly beautiful weather so gardening chores are fun and dressing the house for Christmas is a bit easier.
11 - 12 - 2012
It’s nearly time to close the book on the gardening book for 2012 – it does seem like this year really flew by. All in all I think our weather was better than it has been the past few months. Only two really hot months (July and August) and fall kicked in as soon as we turned the calendar to September. Fall has been long and wonderful. Cooler than normal nights and mornings and lots of days of San Diego like weather…no complaints from me this year.
The cooler temperatures and rain is one of the reasons why there is no better time than right now to update your garden landscape. Your garden can look its very best this fall and next Spring with a few timely garden chores. Best of all, all of the nurseries are restocking their inventories with wonderful fresh plants from California and Oregon, and the greenhouses are stocked with fresh and fragrant pansies and the offers from bulb companies abound.
9 - 06 - 2012
It never ceases to amaze me how plants almost immediately react to cooler / less humid weather. They perk up almost overnight as night time temps get back into the 60’s instead of the 80‘s. A fresh pruning of your annual flowers and most perennials with a good drink of water, and milder temperatures make a big difference in how your plants will look.
5 - 01 - 2012
The cool nights have given way to warmer nights and much warmer days. The displays of roses, hydrangeas, flowering vines and perennials in May are the best of the year. If you have done a good job at garden design and followed the basic principles of good gardening techniques, you are going to be well rewarded this month! If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor living space no doubt you have been spending time there knowing that this is the best weather of the year.