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Month: October 2017

Native Plant Sale

Late autumn through winter is the best time of year to plant in Southern California, especially if you are adding climate-appropriate and beautiful California native plants. The San Gabriel Mountains Chapter of California Native Plant Society (our local chapter) is holding its annual sale on November 4, 2017 from 9 am – 2pm at Eaton Canyon Nature Center in Pasadena. Join Us CNPS Native Plant Sale Please join us at our plant sale where you will find a large variety of well priced, unusual, and low water use California native plants and wildflower seeds. (Click here for a preview...

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Pruning (continued)

The last two posts – Garden Gloves, and Pruning Gooseberries – segue into today’s piece perfectly. Since we returned from the Pacific Northwest I have been cutting back the humongous sunflowers in the front yard. I don’t usually pull them out; rather, I cut the branches and smaller stems until there is only a main stalk. Then I either pull it out or cut it to the ground. I cut the smaller stems into pieces and leave them on the ground as mulch. I dream about making some really cool garden sculpture with the stalks that can be six...

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