From The Soil In San Francisco – Welcomed Guests or Unwanted Pests?

It’s summertime, the time of year during which we socialize often. Neighbors and friends gather for barbeques, families travel to visit other family members, and children congregate at each other’s houses in a summer-long “playdate”. It is the time of year when our gardens are at their peak and we’re proud to have others admire …

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Friday “Top 10”

You know how things just kinda sneak up on you...like maybe a few too many trips to the ice cream store over the summer, a few too many pairs of cute flip-flops, or even a few too many 50% off annuals and discounted perennials. Well, when you spend a few too many days out of …

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I like Sambucus…

Say the word Sambucus...(sam-boo-kus)... Isn't it just  fun to say?  I think so but maybe my judgement has been swayed a bit because Sambucus can be an amazing specimen in your garden. Sambucus (also known as elderberry) is a genus of shrubs that can be used in many ways including food, drink, medicine and a great food …

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Pot Up Edible Fare with Spring Flare

On this beautiful Spring day I decided to spend some time creating a container garden.  I absolutely love creating gardens in the confined space of a pot.  It is easier to see how the plants will highlight each other and provides instant gratification to set something beautiful on a porch, patio or balcony where there …

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