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Reduce Garden Pests Naturally

Here are tips from Monrovia that home gardeners can incorporate to reduce or eliminate the need for pesticides and herbicides.

Focus on Color

An Encinitas property awash in a rainbow of flowers is picture-perfect Six million blossoms — that’s Ralph Peters’ approximation for the number of flowers that carpet his Encinitas garden every spring.

Keys to a Fruitful Garden

Save money in the long run and give yourself a garden space that you’ll enjoy for years to come by taking care of the three basic foundations needed for a successful landscape: good drainage, soil and irrigation.

6 Apps to Add to Your Gardening Toolkit

From the beginner gardener to the master horticulturist, there are mobile apps galore for gardening enthusiasts of all experience levels. After weeding through many of these apps, AT&T San Diego has compiled a list to help you bring your garden to new heights.

Succulents in Shady Places

People often ask me which succulents do well in the shade. Unfortunately, most do not. Aloes won’t bloom. Agaves rot out. Cacti become thin and sickly. But there are a few succulents that can do well in shade. And some — such as most members of the Sansevieria family — even prefer it.

Create a Living Wreath

A living wreath can be planted with almost any type of plant or flower, and the combinations of plants and decorations you can use are endless. Here is a list of materials and step-by-step instructions for creating a wreath.

Heavenly Bamboo — Not Bamboo at All!

Natural to areas in China and Japan, Nandina domestica is an ornamental plant that has been sold in San Diego for almost 100 years. Although commonly known as heavenly bamboo because of its many bamboo-like upright stalks, it has no relation to true bamboo.

Starting the Xeriscape Process

Plants For a Hummingbird Garden

Make the Most of the Month

Let a Permaculture Garden Work for You

Garden Tour Etiquette

March in the Garden

Garden Pavers: Choosing a Contractor

Step By Step

Tomato Troubleshooting

2014 Plant Trends

Garden Ease

Create a Succulent Pocket Garden

Watering Your Plants

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