Gardening

Winter Gardening

My friend Bernice reigns as gardener-queen of our neighborhood. Her rose plants grow like big bushes; her citrus trees hang heavy with fruit, and her vegetable garden produces more than her family can eat. We ...

Garden Master

It is Vincent Lazaneo’s job to answer any question about a fruit, vegetable, herb, flower, or ornamental shrub that a San Diego gardener might ask. How many plants is that? “It’s a little mind-boggling,” he ...

Are the snails in my garden edible?

M.A.: In my garden, I have been experiencing extensive damage by snails. I have been able to curb the destruction by using the infamous beer trap that works for their cousin, the slug. My question, ...

Best of 2000: Best Bugs For Your Garden

American Insectaries Escondido (760) 751-1436 www.betterbugs.com Forget the ladybugs. They're cute but most will immediately leave your property and head for the hills. Instead, Jim Davis recommends green lacewings for all-around pest control in the ...

Garden of Dry Delights

Don't replace your lawns and hedges with a native-plant garden to eliminate watering. "It is relatively low-water gardening for the amount of plants, but not no-water gardening," says Encinitas native-plant landscaper Dave Buchanan. Tearing out ...

Beginner's Luck

A few years ago a friend of Lou’s and mine planted a vegetable garden for the first time. George and his wife Sally lived in an old house high on a hill with an ocean ...

Slow Animals

The ripe, round, red tomato sitting on your kitchen table is alive and busy. While you or I am asking, “How shall I eat it?” the tomato is huffing and puffing, sending signals throughout its ...