From My Garden to Yours

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We hope that you'll find our tips, advice and even our failures in growing and cultivating will be helpful in your yard. We grow countless traditional garden favorites along with many California native and/or drought-tolerant plants. Be sure to share your insight and experiences by commenting on our posts. Spring comes early to Central California. Our plants and trees have already broken dormancy, with daffodils, peach trees and iceland poppies blooming in the Wildflower Yard. We're getting started on planting summer bulbs, like gladiolus, crinum and dahlias.

Garden Journal

California Garden Tour
February 17, 2019

California Garden Tours & Events Spring 2019

I can’t get enough of garden tours! They are so inspirational and provide so many ideas for what I can do in my yard. Plus, many are staffed by experts who can answer questions and provide guidance.

Pink & Yellow Gladiolus Blooming in Garden
February 09, 2019

Gladiolus

Gladiolus is a summer blooming corm and best planted in early spring. In my zone (9b), corms are typically planted starting in February. Though the corms start to sprout in my yard in December/January. In colder zones, wait until your soil is workable in early spring. Your gladiolus will bloom in about 60 days or so after planting.

Dividing Bearded Irises
October 03, 2018

Dividing Bearded Irises

Irises are a very low-maintenance flower, but they need a little attention when they get crowded to keep them blooming. You just need to divide them, which is super easy. You’ll then have exponentially more rhizomes for your garden, or better yet, to share with friends and family. All of the irises in my yard have come from my parents’ and friends’ gardens.