"adding organic matter and compost to the area will help improve the soil... it takes time, but anything to improve the soil is good! also, wood chips/shredded bark will keep it cool and moist with any watering you do!"
"Susan, I live in Hemet and have some shade on the north side of my house. I put in one hydrangea, some hollyhocks and poppies from seed and two shrubs which I can't remember but are flowering and specific for dry shade. I'll…"
"Hi Susan, I will be posting a good book on gardening with clay soil on my website, probably this week-end. It will be under Forum, Library, it may be of some help. I too have found it quite challenging and have used succulents combined with flowers.…"
"I have a new website, Socalnurseryplants.com, which promotes local nurseries and is also about garden travel. I just finished posting about a 10 day road trip I took with my sister to the East Coast - check it out!"
I have a new website, Socalnurseryplants.com, which promotes local nurseries and is also about garden travel. I just finished posting about a 10 day road trip I took with my sister to the East Coast - check it out!
"Lorraine, I have a question regarding comments that are long. Sometimes people's comments peter out with dots. Is there a place where you can view the whole comment? Or is there a particular area we should use if we know it will be a long…"
"Thanks for sharing the tips. South Australia is hot and the air dry. I will try again. Now there is a lot more growth around the patio (Pedro). I too, love trying combinations. I must say Garden Share has renewed my enthusiasm for gardening…"
The St. Louis Water Gardening Society will present its 15th annual water garden and pond tour, Pond-O-Rama, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The 2015 tour has 45 private gardens owned and maintained by Society…