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California Gardener's April Checklist
"winter for California, the second in a row — from San Diego, 40 percent below normal rainfall... around California for a while in the last 35-plus years. We've gone through three... in our gardens, we Californians have pioneered sustainable approaches that are beautiful... Africa, California's wild places, and plant breeders greenhouses. They're plants that... start my garden here in Toronto. Lots of flowers in the garden now. Lilacs are in..."
Northern California Gardener's September Checklist
Welcome to the best season for planting just about everything, and for tackling major landscaping projects to boot
"autumn “California’s second spring.” This was not just some kind of bogus marketing... Northern California. No long lines at the garden center. No B-list celebrities hawking... time. And California’s best planting time is — arguably, I'll grant — September 15 to... the 1960s, with a baby daughter and another on the way, I had a second job working... in NC Checklist. I am trying to target info to where most people live -- Bay Area..."
California Gardener's December Checklist
Let California's version of holly brighten the winter landscape — or consider another holiday performer from the whole host of choices
"Let California's version of holly brighten the winter landscape — or consider another... excellent garden plant (see below). Its other name, California holly, suggests a California... reminder of California's own global melting-pot traditions in our gardens as well as in... Thanksgiving. California's gardens and wild spaces need the rain and snow. Have a happy —... through the California foothills gathering red toyon berries to sell for holiday decorations..."
Northern California Gardener's October Checklist
It's still a great time to plant flowers, vegetables and even bulbs in California gardens this month, thanks to predictably mild weather
"bulbs in California gardens this month, thanks to predictably mild weather... different California is, watch a Notre Dame football game on TV this month. I'm not... exciting way California teams play the game but about the fall scenes on Notre Dame's Indiana... Northern California instead provides us with roses blooming again, tomatoes and summer... Northern California is HOT. Yesterday we hit a high of 94 in my backyard, and it's..."
California Gardener's February Checklist
Celebrate 5 California classics: plants that defy winter with bright flowers, luscious fragrance and, for some, delicious taste
"ate 5 California classics: plants that defy winter with bright flowers, luscious... distinctive California's gardening blessings are. We have so much to admire and to plant... for a California magazine company, the business folks thought that February was the... a big garden and patio for outdoor entertaining — a perfect setting for a little... in the garden, or so the story went. Camellias, daffodils and magnolias were blooming..."
California Gardener's March Checklist
Give natives and tropicals a well-deserved spotlight — plus, discover an easy herb that keeps on giving
"around my garden this year. After somewhere between 10 and 20 years, our Ceanothus 'Ray... those gardening trade-offs: quick and beautiful versus slow and steady. March is... other California natives — or just about anything else, for that matter. Cool spring... stricken California, and will be a problem down the line for someone? Shame on you... Master Gardeners for planting advice that will be the right plant in the right place..."
Your April Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
"chilly), April is a month of renewal. It’s time to dust off the outdoor furniture, tidy... With gardens springing to life, the days lengthening and the outdoors beckoning (even... calendar, it’s also a great time to adopt a few green habits. Here are 11 to-dos to get... disappointing April day. Tear the bedrooms to the walls, flip mattresses, get the... come to California for a few weeks and help me get it done! I love the one bag/box..."
April Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home
Refresh and organize your rooms and outdoor spaces to meet the new season with a spring in your step
"Northern California. I hope I get the urge to do some cleaning and organizing. Many... a good gardener. I hope that counts for something! Oh! and I am a good cook. April... year! p.s. You can see the dining chairs in the background, waiting for Mom to come... follows April as surely as the sun rises and sets, and months of summer are much more... front garden. My spring cleaning started with sweeping out my garage. I park my..."
California Gardener's September Checklist
Planting opportunities abound this month: perennials, lawns, wildflowers and more. Our primer covers 'em all
"distinguishes California gardening from anywhere else. Notice I'm not talking about the weather... the U.S. and around the world, September and early fall often deliver the year's... about are California's distinctive planting opportunities. From Labor Day through Th... lots of garden tasks. Now is also the time to divide some of the dry summer bulbs... in your garden and the clumps of bulbs have become crowded now is the time to separate..."
California Gardener's August Checklist
Pick up some great ideas from these travel-inspired plantings, even if your vacation is in your own backyard
"Northern California’s magnificent scenery and activities beckon summer vacationers.... the area’s wildly contrasting plant climates that make gardening here so diverse and... foggy California coast to the steamy valleys to the cool, high Sierra.... over the garden (Amaryllis Belladonna) I love these summer blooming bulbs and so do... in Your California Garden Help summer flowers and vegetable finish strong. Keep blooms..."
California Gardener's June Checklist
"enjoy your California garden in June... into your garden earlier in spring or previous years. Smell the roses and star jasmine... great for California gardens. I think it is difficult to take a good picture of it.... moonlit garden. When should I let my foxglove go to seed for next years plants? I... especially for California gardens. The newer remontant (repeat-bloom) types have overachiever... season for California native plants winds down. Native to Southern California, it's a..."
California Gardener's August Checklist
Share the veggie wealth, help plants sip smartly and don't forget to enjoy the simple pleasure of relaxing in your garden
"Southern California. Feel free to put those ambitious garden projects on hold until... summer's garden activites this month: Make time for reading a book, chillaxin' with... Northern California. In the garden my Amaryllis belladonna are in bloom. These summer... to our California climate of dry hot summers and warm wet winters. The best time to... of your garden , they are a great bulb for planting under our native oaks, or share..."
California Gardener's November Checklist
In a season of traditions, let's take advantage of California's familiar — as well as quirky — planting opportunities
"advantage of California's familiar — as well as quirky — planting opportunities... about gardening in California, and maybe about California in general. Native to Asia... distinctive California's plants and gardening climate are — and how many neat things we... in the garden this month when much of the country is moving indoors for an annual... in your garden are not. Cut away. Thanks for a great overview of our wonderful CA gardening..."
Southern California Gardener's November Checklist
Sow wildflower seeds while ye may, give berries some love and pay attention to produce for garden veggies all winter long
"produce for garden veggies all winter long... like your garden is headed for its winter nap, but in Southern California there is always... veggie garden. It's still prime planting season in Southern California, especially... Southern California climate include California poppies, larkspur, Lineria, Baby blue... this year’s growth, leaving 4 to 6 inches of stem. For warm-season grasses, the previous..."
Southern California Gardener's October Checklist
Get planting happy this month — so many natives, bulbs, cool-season flowers and vegetable crops to choose from, so little time ...
"Southern California. The well organized among us are rumored to plan all year long so... irrigation to garden newcomers to prevent them from turning into shoe leather. See a sampling... Southern California. Although the tree was pretty, what a disappointment when autumn... guides to California gardening | Find your U.S. garden checklist... Plant California natives. Native California and Mediterranean plants are especially..."