Horticulture Notes - November

Plant: ·Finish planting winter annuals and winter vegetables. ·Finish planting spring bulbs in the garden. Bulbs for Mediterranean climate will not be as showy but will come back each year. Many others will just give one year of bloom. ·Start forced bulbs for the holiday season. ·Continue planting California native plants and Mediterranean plants. ·Plant strawberries in the beginning of the month. Maintain: ·Cut back days of irrigation. Turn off irrigation once the rains start. If it does not rain for 2 weeks, water again. ·If needed, spray nectarines and peaches for peach leaf curl once the leaves are off the trees. ·Trim tall and dense shrubs, hedges and trees. Prune for shape but never

Demo - Recycle - Revive

Conservation Chairs Nancy Ziehl, Sue Ellen Waters and Holly Holyk arranged for a reprise of a great field trip to IRS Demo in South Gate: Interior Removal Specialists - Always Destruction with Care. This remarkable company does construction and demolition recycling, changing their clients' trash into useful and helpful things for others and the environment. IRS specializes in removing everything from commercial sites, including doors, furniture, flooring, window treatments, art, pipes, built-ins, drywall, lighting and more. They sell the construction materials for recycling - but donate the furnishings and fittings to any non-profit who needs them. They've furnished orphanages in Tijuana an

Beyond the Tulip

Hort co-chairs, Judy Kirshner and Helen Hartung hosted a workshop in Helen's lovely garden to learn what bulbs work well in our climate. Helen gave a lesson on how to plant paper whites (which they had ordered in bulk) and distributed other bulbs to decorate our winter homes. "Bulb" by Anna Pavord was one of the resources at the meeting.


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