Curly foliage is not what you want on your peach tree!

You don’t need a calendar to know that it’s spring. Signs of the season abound as bulbs pierce the ground with vibrant bouquets and trees and shrubs begin to flower. New foliage erupts from the bare branches and slender stems of prized fruit trees creating visions of bountiful crops, fresh peach pie, baked pears, or …

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National Plant a Flower Day!

March 12, National Plant a Flower Day, is right around the corner. How about planting some flowers to attract pollinators?  First – meet the pollinators, and get acquainted with who they are, and they’re desired habitat, and learn more about pollination and pollinators. Then, before taking off for the nursery, check out these tips on …

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What’s the Difference? Chemical vs Organic Fertilizers

Fertilizing is often referred to as “feeding” plants, but that’s not accurate. Plants feed themselves, producing their own food, sugars, and carbohydrates, through the process of photosynthesis. Plants don’t know or care about the source of needed elements. Chemical (synthetic) fertilizers are manufactured or refined from natural ingredients to make them more concentrated. They are …

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A Dastardly Duo of Diseases that can Plague your Roses

Gorgeous roses are a wonderful addition to any garden. But throw in a few days of spring rain and voila, you might end up with nearly naked plants. This dramatic effect is likely a result of infection by either blackspot or rust, the gardener’s plague of wet spring or fall months. Effectively managing these invaders …

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Clean up to Prevent Garden Problems

What in the world is garden sanitation?  It’s simply the removal of plant material that can harbor pests and disease.  By removing debris from your garden, you reduce the ability for pests and pathogens to negatively impact your garden next spring.  Remove all badly diseased or pest infested plants, trash, weeds, and dying plant parts. …

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Make Plant Choices to Prevent Pests and Disease

Spring is around the corner, and there’s a whole lot of planting going on.  One of the features of the winter nursery is the availability of bare root plants.  Bare root plants are not actively growing plants. They’re usually dug when they’re dormant and then refrigerated until it is time to ship to the nursery …

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Kick the Chemicals! Care for your Garden and Beyond Season 2!

Want to solve garden problems while creating landscapes that are in sync with the natural environment? Join us for our new season of webinars that will focus on attracting and protecting pollinators in your garden, successfully managing rats, and replacing that thirsty lawn – all without chemicals!  Co-sponsored by YardSmartMarin and Marin Master Gardeners, talks …

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