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How to grow and care for container succulents

How to grow and care for container succulents

June 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Succulents either grow in the cool or warm seasons. Some grow in October until April when they go dormant. Warm season plants go dormant in October. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CONTAINER Plants with shallow roots or that tend to rot faster do best in low or unglazed containers. Plants with leggyRead More

The magic of growing perfect plants is based on location, location, location

The magic of growing perfect plants is based on location, location, location

June 5, 2014 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

If, before visiting Louise Olson’s private home and garden, you were not a plant lover, you would, in all likelihood, become a plant lover before your visit was over. Olson, retired from a career in media advertising, lives in the hilly Cahuenga Pass opposite Universal Studios, and has a knackRead More

Extreme water saving: How one Bay Area woman uses 30 gallons a day

Extreme water saving: How one Bay Area woman uses 30 gallons a day

March 21, 2014 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

OAKLAND — While the average single-family home in the East Bay Municipal Utility District used 135 gallons of water per person per day last year, Elizabeth Dougherty got by with just 30 gallons. The lowest she’s hit: 20 gallons a day. In the ongoing drought, conservation-minded Dougherty epitomizes the “low-H20”Read More

California drought: Tips for conserving water

California drought: Tips for conserving water

January 20, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Like big earthquakes and budget deficits, droughts are a part of life in California that seem to come back around every decade or so. Remember not flushing the toilet? Putting a bucket in the shower? It’s time to dust off those tips, as California finds itself in a brutally dryRead More

Advice for a water-wise garden

April 6, 2012 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

Transforming your garden into a low-water oasis can be costly and labor-intensive, but here are some expert’s ideas for simple ways to make a few changes that can make a difference: Paul James: The benefits of mulch should never be overlooked, says HGTV’s “The Gardener Guy.” Covering your garden inRead More