Autumn’s Arrival

Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Featured, Gardening, Lifestyle | No Comments

10 Plants with beautiful fall color for San Diego By Gary Jones Can’t tell by the look of your garden when fall arrives? You must be missing those important trees and shrubs that provide gorgeous fall color in San Diego. As Southern Californians, we need to look beyond the classic maples and deciduous oaks that […]

Prepare your lawn and garden for fire season

Posted: August 12th, 2016 | Featured, Gardening, Lifestyle | No Comments

By Gary Jones Due to a unique combination of climate and terrain, California will always suffer from wildfires. But with appropriate planning, planting and maintenance, these fires won’t be devastating to homeowners. A large portion of our state is a Mediterranean-type climate, situated in a region close to the sea with hot, dry summers, recurring […]

Just in time for the holidays: poinsettias in designer colors

Posted: November 13th, 2015 | Gardening, Lifestyle, Top Stories | No Comments

By Gary Jones

If you’re looking for a twist on tradition or a new take on holiday style, the new specialty poinsettias are for you. Long favorites of interior decorators, these will add sophisticated style to your festivities.

You’ll find new poinsettia colors (and color combinations) and new flower forms as well. Even the leaves on some varieties have a bright new appearance. And along with new looks, breeders have improved poinsettias so they last beautifully for weeks and weeks with little care. During a busy holiday season, little care can be a big benefit.

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