Category : Plants

UC Verde Lawn Test in Los Angeles: Part 3

UC Verde Lawn Test in Los Angeles: Part 3

UC Verde Week 4 #1

I am 4 weeks into my UC Verde lawn test. The temperature in the San Fernando Valley has been peaking in the low 100’s this week so I’ve been especially vigilant about making sure the new grass plugs don’t dry…

15 Comments / 1076 View / July 15, 2009

UC Verde Lawn: Test Part 2

UC Verde Lawn: Test Part 2

UC Verde flat

Have you ever waited for water to boil? It seems to take forever when you are focusing on it, doesn’t it? This is how I feel, waiting for my new UC Verde test lawn to fill-in here in Los Angeles….

7 Comments / 497 View / June 26, 2009

uc-verde-lawn plug is a drought tolerant buffalo grass

UC Verde Lawn Test in Los Angeles: Part 1

uc-verde-lawn plug is a drought tolerant buffalo grass

I'm putting "UC Verde," a variety of buffalo grass, ( (Buchloe Dactyloides) to the test in my yard. UC Verde grass was developed by the University of California for dry, desert climates such as ours in Los Angeles as well as Arizona, Nevada  andTexas.     This  creeping red fescue…

18 Comments / 3322 View / June 11, 2009

An “Alternate Lawn” as a Lawn Alternative!

An “Alternate Lawn” as a Lawn Alternative!

lawn-festival-seating

I've killed many lawns in my day. On purpose. I just love gardens more than lawns and  I had a good excuse anyway. There is a drought problem  in Los Angeles and lawns require more water and fertilizing to maintain than other plants do. What…

20 Comments / 465 View / June 8, 2009

Mailman takes the ornamental grass divisions

Garden Evangelist:Share Your Plants!

Mailman takes the ornamental grass divisions

I wasn’t planning to garden today. Then I saw how nice my clients were maintaining their yard and felt like a hypocrite! I’ve been procrastinating starting my yearly, winter ornamental grass maintenance because I’ve been distracted by my vegetable garden….

6 Comments / 305 View / March 1, 2009

How Does Your Garden Glow?

How Does Your Garden Glow?

A California Pepper tree is the focal point above a naturalistic pond and gardens featuring ornamental grasses by Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakersBlog.com

I designed my pond garden to take advantage of both the sunrise and sunset lights cast by the sun. I harnessed the sun's glow on the plants as a "natural spotlight"  and back light to bring out the glistening plumes…

10 Comments / 134 View / January 19, 2009

Lechuza Self Watering Containers

Lechuza “Self Watering” Plant Containers!

Lechuza Self Watering Containers

  The Lechuza, "Self Watering" Plant containers were a hit at the Independent Garden Center Show, Chicago.   Garden Center TV: Post #5   The reason why I have failed with some of my container plants is because of improper watering….

9 Comments / 715 View / November 6, 2008

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