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Mitch Shirts commented on Crassula ovata 3 days ago

Jade plants are tough, easy-to-grow succulents. They grow well in containers and like the warm,...

Mitch Shirts commented on Fragaria vesca 3 days ago

An aromatic border to any walkway or garden, the Alpine Strawberry is a delicious culinary herb...

Mitch Shirts commented on Bambusa oldhamii 3 days ago

Grows 15-15 ft. tall. Giant bamboo. Dense foliage, erect clumps; good for big, dense screens. Or...

Mitch Shirts commented on Abelia x grandiflora 3 days ago

Can grow up to 8 ft. or taller, spreading to 5 ft. or wider. Loses most of its leaves 15 F. Great...

Mitch Shirts commented on Asclepias tuberosa 3 days ago

In the mild Southern California coastal climates, many kinds of milkweeds may be grown in the...

Mitch Shirts commented on Agapanthus africanus 3 days ago

Evergreen with deep blue blossoms. Short and narrow leaves. Flower stalks are generally up to 1...

Mitch Shirts commented on Acer palmatum 3 days ago

Slow growing to 20 ft. with equal or greater spread. The most airy and delicate of all maples. Can...

The Mulch has uploaded a new photo to Megaskepasma 2 weeks ago

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

The Mulch has uploaded a new photo to Megaskepasma 2 weeks ago

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

The Mulch has uploaded a new photo to Megaskepasma 2 weeks ago

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

The Mulch has uploaded a new photo to Megaskepasma erythrochlamys 2 weeks ago

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

The Mulch has uploaded a new photo to Megaskepasma erythrochlamys 2 weeks ago

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

The Mulch has uploaded a new photo to Megaskepasma erythrochlamys 2 weeks ago

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

Aloes for southern California themulch.com/articles/plant-recommendations/281-al… by Patrick Anderson. #plants #gardening

Aloes - Southern California

Plant recommendations for Aloes for the garden from Patrick Anderson for southern California as seen on www.theMulch.com.

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Rosa hybrid 'Iceberg' 3 weeks ago

Iceberg Rose

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Cleistocactus 3 weeks ago

Cleistocactus strausii

Evergreen Nursery has uploaded a new photo to Cleistocactus strausii 3 weeks ago

Cleistocactus strausii

Mitch has added Gardenia thunbergia to his recommended plants list. 4 weeks ago
Mitch has uploaded a new photo to Gardenia spp 4 weeks ago

Gardenia thunbergia

Mitch has uploaded a new photo to Gardenia thunbergia 4 weeks ago

Gardenia thunbergia

  • My Mulch Profile

  • Gardening Ability
    3 - Garden a lot, with some success
  • Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?
    I like Paul James the Gardener Guy on HGTV. He is a little silly, but he gives a lot of information that is helpful to me.
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    That's a tough one. I think right now it would be tomatoes (they aren't doing too well this year.)
  • What plant have you tried to grow that has given you the most trouble? Or, what plant would you like to grow and can't, and why?
    Two plants. Matilija Poppy, I think I overwater them. And tomatoes. Some years they are great and then no matter what I do, some years they are pathetic.
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    The first thing in the morning, in summer about 6:00am, when everything is fresh, it's cool and the birds are singing.
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
    Orange and subtle shades of orange. i.e., apricot, orange blends, buff, shrimp.
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    My Mother. I grew up on a farm/cattle ranch, we raised all of our own vegetables and fruit. I didn't especially like working in the garden then, I seemed to be relegated to weeding. But, I think it sunk in how satisfying it is to grow things and so I work at it a lot. I still don't like to weed, but what are you going to do.
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    Pulling weeds and deadheading flowers.
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    16-20 Very Good
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