How to take care of a fresh Christmas tree

How to take care of a fresh Christmas tree

TEMECULA – Christmas trees are often the centerpiece of holiday decor and one of the hallmarks of the season. The National Christmas Tree Association said that there are approximately 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees sold each year in the United States, where there are close to 350 million currently growing on Christmas tree […]

End of daylight saving time is a reminder to reduce outdoor watering

End of daylight saving time is a reminder to reduce outdoor watering

SAN DIEGO – Now that daylight saving time has ended, residents can take action to save water in the months ahead by remembering to adjust their irrigation systems. “Adjusting irrigation is an easy way to Live WaterSmart, since landscapes need less water as the days get shorter and cooler,” said Dana Friehauf, a water resources […]

June Rose Care FUNdamentals

Not only are California gardeners faced with new pests, we are confronted with the most severe drought in decades and with the drastic rationing that water districts must impose. We must vigilantly manage our water use if we hope to maintain our cherished roses. In fact, we may well be forced to go into survival […]

Mid-season rose pruning and watering tips

Mid-season rose pruning and watering tips

Summer temperatures and humidity have been all over the map, varying from week to week, never lasting too long. My roses have done quite well using my prescribed “desert practice” for summer. If you are participating in this practice – allowing a summer of rest for your roses – you still have several weeks to […]