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Winter Berries for What Ails You

Winter Berries for What Ails You

I know I’m not alone, because I see it in others at Trader Joe’s and Vroman’s. That ashen, weary look that comes from doing your darndest to keep up with life’s demands. Plenty often, our heads are down, eyes focused on the mountain of work blocking the emergency exits. Sure, on the one hand, it’s […]

A Baby Christmas Tree to Grow

A Baby Christmas Tree to Grow

We made our way over to Armstrong’s with the idea of getting a live Christmas tree as a gift for some newlyweds to enjoy and transplant to ever larger pots, until they were ready to plant it permanently outside. But crack nurserywoman Elizabeth quickly disabused us of that idea, making it perfectly clear that the […]

Master Gardeners & Living Wreaths

Master Gardeners & Living Wreaths

As we roll into the harvest and holiday season, or the fourth quarter, depending upon your altar of worship, this is a time to reassess. Not only are we clearing the beds and fields of debris and remnants of summer’s growth, but the wise gardener is looking ahead. It’s not too late for winter lettuces, […]

Never Enough California Natives

Never Enough California Natives

Our garden gal Sandy Gillis is here to share two essential fall outings for San Gabriel Valley gardeners: The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is holding its annual plant sale, “Under the Oaks 2009: Native Plants for Foothill Gardens,” at Eaton Canyon Nature Center in Pasadena on Saturday. The canopy […]

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