Vinca, An Underappreciated Flower

October 13, 2018

Vinca, also known as the Madagascar Periwinkle, is not the newest or flashiest of annual flowers, but at this year’s CA Spring Trials it looks like things have changed.  There was a new...
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The Blue Flower Of Borage

September 16, 2018

I was first introduced to Borage on a visit to the Getty Villa in Malibu, CA. 

In what was a replica of an ancient Roman herb garden I saw a beautiful, vibrant blue flower. The flower...
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5 Flowers For Fall

September 09, 2018

While summer is my favorite season, fall is a close second. The heat and humidity have started to decline, the colors of fall are great and I love my boots and sweaters. Fall is also the season to...
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Top 5 Annuals For 2018

August 19, 2018

It’s that time again! Time for us to do our once a year Blooming Secrets list of our favorite annuals. There are so many beautiful flowers and plants to choose from that it presents our staff...
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Don’t Forget To Fertilize Your Flowers

July 04, 2018

Few things make me happier than the first round of blooms you get in mid to late spring from the annuals you planted earlier in the season. Seeing petunias cascading over the edge of a container or...
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6 Plants That Repel Pests

June 03, 2018

Even the most beautiful garden is going to harbor some insect pests. Aphids, Mosquitos, and Whiteflies, as well as other nasty little critters, have an amazing ability to cause a lot of damage...
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Tips For Growing Annual Vines

May 15, 2018

What plant comes to mind when you hear the word vine? Some of you may think about the Clematis and others may think about grapes which are becoming increasingly popular. Both of these vines are...
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The Best For Gardening 2018

March 26, 2018

With Spring’s arrival, here are the new trends you will be seeing:

It’s Not All About Flowers

While there is so much beauty in flowers we are finding the foliage is just...
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