Garden Advice Blog

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Winter Persuasion: Pruning Fruit Trees

Pruning is an indispensable part of successful fruit tree growing. In a sense, pruning coerces a fruit tree from its wild 'perpetuation of the species at all costs' state toward one geared toward strong root growth, high-quality fruit in reasonable quantities and...

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Bay-Friendly Gardening: A way of life

Californians discard more than 4,000,000 tons of food, leaves, grass and other plant debris annually, accounting for more than 30 percent of the state’s residential waste stream. By using 'Bay-Friendly' gardening practices – composting kitchen scraps, converting plant...

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Legacy of Landscape Trees

“One generation plants a tree; the next enjoys its shade.” ~ African proverb Where you plant is every bit as important as what you plant – all the more so when investing in trees. In addition to their beauty, landscape trees protect us by providing shade and privacy,...

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Zucchini Crisp

'I can't believe it's zucchini!' Amaze your friends - and yourself - with zucchini crisp dessert hot out of the oven. Chances are they'll think it's apple. The recipe is also known as mock apple crisp. Cooking the zucchini chunks in lemon juice is the secret to this...

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