Tips for Watering

Tips for Watering

Record Rainfalls We’ve all experienced the water restrictions here in California and watched our lawns turn brown and our plants curl up. People had horror stories of being fined for not adhering to water rations. Then, all of a sudden, the skies opened up and we saw record breaking precipitation and disastrous flooding. Everything was…

American Black Nightshade

American Black Nightshade American Black Nightshade is a member of the nightshade family. Nightshade is a family of plants that includes potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco and eggplant. The unique thing about Nightshades is that they contain small amounts of alkaloids, which are chemicals found in plants. While some alkaloids have positive effects on human health,…

Invasive Plants

What are invasive plants? Aren’t plants good? Isn’t that why we garden? So why does our garden have a list of plants not allowed to plant in your garden? The reason is that non-native invasive plant species pose an increasing threat to our natural ecosystems. Invasive plants are plants that have been introduced into an…

Regrowing Food

There’s a lot of information out there on regrowing food from the leftovers you have from your groceries. It makes for a fun experiment, and sometimes you’ll get something viable! I tried it with some green onions and romaine lettuce and it worked! Here’s an article to explain. Happy Gardening! Mary Church