Leaf peepers rejoice. You can enjoy brilliant fall color without leaving home by adding any of these trees to your landscape. Starting soon, all put on a show with autumn leaves of red, orange and gold. Try any of the following.
California produces 98 percent of all the fresh figs grown commercially in the United States. But San Diegans with a fig tree in their yard can harvest their own. Here are growing tips from Karen Contreras, president and CEO of Urban Plantations.
Are your tomatoes ripening faster than you can use them? If so, Nan Sterman, garden expert and host of KPBS’ A Growing Passion, has a few tips for making the best of your overabundance.
In summer, it is beneficial to prune most fruit trees in order to maintain form and height. Here is some helpful information on pruning apple, stone fruit, citrus and avocado trees.
“Fall colors, which you’ll see in everything from fashion to furniture to the garden, include bright greens, deep fuchsias, fiery oranges and reds, ochre yellows and violets,” says Roy Joulus, CEO of Greenbo, a company that manufactures and designs home and garden products. Roy offers the following tips for brightening your garden with these colors.
To find a great site for a vegetable garden in your yard, The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book by Barbara W. Ellis suggests that you start by looking for a site that receives full sun, ideally at least eight hours a day. The book also recommends that you take the following into account:
- Achieving a Beautiful, Undemanding Garden
- Shade Plants
- Outdoor Kitchen Tips
- America the Beautiful
- Landscaping and Yard Care Secrets of the Pros
- Garden Inspirations
- San Diego’s Best Native Plants
- Nine Tips for a Healthier, More Organic Garden
- Seven Quick, Easy and Cheap Fixes for Common Lawn Problems
- Good Bugs