Don't Top Trees!

GARDEN PATCH POINTERS
Robert H. and Hoberley Schuler

Q: We need to prune some of our trees throughout the yard to bring in more light during the winter months. Several tree trimmers suggest the tops be removed as well as the longer side branches?

A: Don’t Top Trees!

December Mary-Mary

December garden work slows down to give us more time for the holiday festivities, so one tends to forget the garden, especially on those cold and rainy days. We have been pruning like mad, it seems the garden flourished in the rain we had and the green recycles are now full. Now is the time to get some added stimulation from gardening magazines, horticulture books (from the library), and catalogues. My favorite magazines are “Fine Gardening”, “Garden Gate”, and “Sunset”, all available at the library, bookstores and by subscription.

RUSSIAN OLIVE TREE & BIENNIAL FRUIT TREES

GARDEN PATCH POINTERS
By Robert H. and Hoberley Schuler

RUSSIAN OLIVE TREE & BIENNIAL FRUIT TREES

2010 DECEMBER GARDEN CHORES

2010 DECEMBER ACTIVITIES
GARDEN PATCH POINTERS

December is a time to finish the fall tasks and begin the winter chores. Or, you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the projects that you have completed this year. However, you must not ignore the garden’s water needs.

Culinary Sages

GARDEN PATCH POINTERS
By Robert H. and Hoberley Schuler
UC Davis and OSU Master Gardeners; National and CGCI
Garden Study and Landscaping Design Master Consultants

CHRYSANTHEMUM

CHRYSANTHEMUM

GARDEN PATCH POINTERS
By Master Gardener Robert Schuler

With Over 150 species of chrysanthemums to choose from, several should be included in your perennial garden. Some of them will start blooming in June or July, while others will bloom in late summer and will last through the fall.

DO NOT FILL TREE CAVITIES WITH CONCRETE

GARDEN PATCH POINTERS
By Robert and Hoberley Schuler
UC Davis & OSU Master Gardeners and NGC & CGCI
Garden Study and Landscaping Design Master Consultant

Winter and Roses - - A Time to Rest

by Jolene Adams, Roses Chair

Garden Patch Pointers for November

GARDEN PATCH POINTERS
“November Activities”

As the leaves get their final color changes and we move into November the weather should be a great change from that of summer and early fall. We look forward to working outdoors in the cooler weather to accomplish our new fall chores. Take advantage of any rain softened ground to dig out stumps, take out or install irrigation pipes, and dig post holes. Pound stakes into the ground to protect and brace top-heavy plants against the threat of winter winds.

October Garden Patch Questions and Answers

October Garden Patch Pointer Questions and Answers

Q: My Problem: A long raised planter against a wall on the north side of the house. All summer very hot and sunny and fall and winter all shade. What plants will tolerate these conditions? I’m in Granada Hills. Any suggestions for a solution would be very much appreciated. Kathleen Slaton, Granada Hills.

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