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I’m thinking of “resilience” as we enter September and a new season. After years of drought, this year has brought historic flooding to end winter and enter spring, heat waves but also periods of unseasonably cool summer weather, thunderstorms and wind, a tornado or two, and measurable, in some cases significant, rain in August. What …
Bonus web-only content: June seemed to go on for six weeks. July was two weeks. August is lining up nicely with the Julian calendar (so far). Expect another heat wave or two. Watch night time temperatures more than daytime. If temps are in 60’s, the plants can cool off. If nighttime temps are in the …
“We’ve had a lovely long spring, but summer is inevitable.” I wrote that last year for the July Garden Tips, but it applies this year as well. It seemed like June went on forever, weather wise, and I’m not complaining! But, beginning this weekend, July has arrived. With the snow still on the mountains …
These articles are written a month before publication and appear in the Visalia Times Delta and The Porterville Recorder at the beginning of every month. Then I reprint here…a bit later often so I can make any adjustments based on current weather. Thanks for reading! June means hot and dry weather, with occasional drops in …
Welcome to those of you who recently subscribed, at the Visalia Earth Day event or at the Blue Oak nursery! Every month I publish a general gardening “to do” blog which includes California native, exotic ornamentals and edibles. Newsletters focusing on native species and gardening go out seasonally and/or when there’s an event or news …