March Wind-Down

Where did March go? Down here, some have been following NCAA sports.  Not me.  I, along with my fellow master gardeners, have been gearing up for the home gardening season to semi-officially begin.  April… Continue reading

Sidebar: So Little Time, So Much to Do – I’m Dreaming of Tomatoes

The Contra Costa Master Gardener Season begins on April 1st! With the kick-off of the season, our demonstration garden holds the annual Great Tomato Plant Sale. Almost 60 varieties of tomatoes from all… Continue reading

A little Layering Will do Just Fine, Thank You.

As some of you might know, over the past 2+ years, I re-landscaped my entire yard – both front and back. It was a large project; tearing out sod and concrete, and putting in… Continue reading

March’s DWV

This month, the word is . . . Layering. (lāəriNG/noun) 1. 
the action of arranging something in layers – both vertical and horizontal; or 2. 
the method or activity of propagating a plant… Continue reading

Grow Poll Results

Do you plant a winter garden? The results:  100% say No, and instead like to hibernate and stay inside with a good book or watch TV.

Winter Wind-Down: Moving On

As I previously posted, the winter garden didn’t do very well this year.  The weather was simply too warm.  In the end, I was able to eke out a only few Romanesco and Broccoli… Continue reading