SoCal gardeners

Location: Southern California
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Passifloras question

Hi y'all! I'm a gardener in the West Adams are of SoCal, and I'm just wondering about whether passiflora vines go dormant in winter or whether mine have had a shock with replanting.  I bought two of…Continue

Started by Lisa Schweitzer Jan 10, 2013.

Gelsemium sempervirens--Carolina Jessamine 2 Replies

does anyone have any experience growing this? I planted some 2 years ago, and it's really taken over... lots of green growth but no flowers... it gets plenty of  sun, about 4-6 hrs most of the year,…Continue

Started by Marlene Ruderman. Last reply by Marlene Ruderman May 21, 2012.

Shade + drought 5 Replies

I am helping a friend who needs perennials in a dry shaded area with poor soil - any ideas?

Started by Susan Hirsch. Last reply by Marlene Ruderman Apr 28, 2012.

Mulch 1 Reply

Mulch, mulch, and more mulch.  The worse your soil is the more mulch you add will make a hugh difference.  I have a shade garen with a japanese maple, camillias, and impatiens.  I live in the…Continue

Started by Pamela J. Jessup (PJ) Zone 9b. Last reply by Susan Hirsch Apr 23, 2010.

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Comment by Marlene Ruderman on May 12, 2012 at 12:07pm

Question.... I need ideas for a flowering vine that isn't too vigorous, as in I want some color but it's in a small narrow space. I got a nice trellis about 6 ft high, and the width is about 3 ft. Any thoughts? The space gets afternoon sun and is often breezy. I appreciate any thoughts you have!


Comment by Lexi Sgt 10-a on May 8, 2012 at 7:30pm

That is so cool, Carole!!!

Comment by Carole on May 5, 2012 at 11:49pm

Check out this awesome display of artichoke plants! Old tree stumps are the planters...they love it.

Comment by Lexi Sgt 10-a on April 30, 2012 at 4:46pm

Comment by Lexi Sgt 10-a on April 30, 2012 at 4:43pm

Finally my gardenia bloomed on its 3rd cycle!  Woohoo! I love to bring some blossoms in, float them in water, and set then next to my bed.  Heavenly fragrance!

Comment by Lexi Sgt 10-a on April 30, 2012 at 4:41pm

Comment by Carole on April 27, 2012 at 11:03pm

This is the extent of my artichoke patch so far except for one other that survived.  3 are gone...down the gopher hole!  I'm so bummed...I bought two more and put them in planters instead.  (I'll show him!)

Comment by Carole on April 27, 2012 at 11:02pm

Comment by Lexi Sgt 10-a on April 12, 2012 at 2:56pm

I don't have the "heart" to harvest my artichokes... :(

Comment by John Jardin – zone 9 on April 11, 2012 at 12:14pm

Lexi and Carole – I just planted artichoke this past weekend.  Besides loving the taste, the plants themselves are fantastic to look at!  Lexi, yours is looking quite nice.  Once mine gets some volume to it I'll post some snaps!


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Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Josephine Parsons's photo


"The eastside windowbox with the new fuchsia & begonias & lobelia & impatiens. Oh there's a coleus in there too."
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW left a comment for Josephine Parsons
"Josephine, I cover my deck & patio with very large containers so there is very little room for much else. My backyard is actually not much bigger than your yard-- with most of the lawn gradually removed! I just love to mix flowers up so they can…"
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Josephine Parsons's photo


"Your begonias are always delicious looking."

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