Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘gardening tips’


Planting Tomatoes

Planting Tomatoes

With these 80-degree daytime temperatures, I hope you’re inspired to start planting your spring and summer garden. I already have six different varieties of tomatoes in their beds. My nasturtium groundcover has literally turned my hillside garden into an ocean of green, with blooms popping up amongst 5-inch-round leaves, thanks to all that rain! Other bloomers—including […]

Yvonne’s Basic Pruning Overview

Yvonne’s Basic Pruning Overview

What a great way to end 2016 and begin 2017—with lots of rain! Yay! So glorious to relish each gentle drop over long hours so the soil was able to absorb all the goodness… and then have those downpours that really filled the soil’s air pores so the moisture could sink deeply down into rootzones. Love it! With the promise […]

Nipped by Frost?

Nipped by Frost?

The last several nights have threatened frost, even down here in the mid-lowlands of my garden in the southern section of Pasadena. While the end of January is the average last frost date for our area, I haven’t worried much about it for quite a few years since we haven’t had even a light frost […]

Harvesting Herbs for Fresh & Dry Use

Harvesting Herbs for Fresh & Dry Use

Herbs you use frequently either fresh or dry are definitely worth growing and harvesting for their excellent-quality essential oils and economy. With even only a small space for growing and then harvesting in a timely manner, you can get several or more harvests per growing season that will provide many times the quantity that would […]

Fruit Tree & Rose Care Workshops

Fruit Tree & Rose Care Workshops

Thanks to Monica Hubbard, we’ve heard… Throop Learning Garden offers two timely garden workshops: Rose Care Workshop: Sunday, Jan. 25th, 1-3 p.m. Fruit Tree Care Workshop: Sunday, Feb. 1st, 1-3 p.m. Both will be taught by George Patton, horticulturist, permaculturist, and educator. A sliding scale $10 donation is requested. Space is limited, so RSVP is […]

It’s Bananas

It’s Bananas

The backyard grass wet with pulp, beaten down by dropping fruit. Do you have a fruit tree that is unattended except for when you need a slice of lemon for your cocktail? The branches weighted down by ripe fruit, the leaves crowded? Garden Talks with Lili Singer welcomes Kazi Patelka on Thursday, January 16th for […]

Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of your family by reaping the nutritional benefits of eating fresh-grown produce. Vegetable gardens  enhance the appearance of any  yard and provide a fun activity for all ages. This class focuses […]

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