"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…"
"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…"
"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!)"
"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…"
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!
"Thunderstorm has passed for now. But got to wait till new gardens dry out. I hope my pre-starts will do well once I put then in garden. No wild rabbit since I cleared weeds from new garden plots.
Friend gave me some runner beans but bad thing was…"
"I did pull up a box full of small carrots that were planted last fall and over wintered in the mini greenhouses. Purple ones to come soon. Guess the birds got all my strawberries as the bird netting wasn't all the way around the boxes. GRRRRRR!…"
"Got thunder coming and had lots of rain. So today relax. Got my 2 gardens almost ready to get veggies in and I hope they give me veggies for over Winter. Glad to hear from you both. Keep in touch both of you. Love hearing from you both. Let you know…"