Quarantines restrict movement of citrus plant material

SACRAMENTO – Due to the threat posed by the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing, the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program urges citrus tree owners to obey pest and disease quarantines, and take extra caution when gifting citrus fruit from backyard trees. The Asian citrus psyllid, a pest that feeds on citrus leaves, can spread a fatal and […]

Garden club talk covers spring/summer vegetable gardening’

Garden club talk covers spring/summer vegetable gardening’

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Garden Club is delighted to present an entertaining and informative speaker at its next meeting on Feb. 24. Roy Wilburn, known as ‘Farmer Roy,’ is the director of horticulture of Sunshine Care homes in Poway. Wilburn can usually be found in one of the five organic gardens, producing high quality organic fruits […]

It’s almost time for late-winter rose pruning

Mid-February is approaching quickly, which means it’s becoming time for late-winter rose bush pruning. Late-winter pruning resets the plant’s biological clock – a wakeup call to begin a new life cycle. Gardeners can expect a flush of blooms 8- to 12-weeks later, depending on temperatures. The procedures listed below mostly apply to hybrid teas and […]

San Diego region posts 18 percent December water savings

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The San Diego region posted an 18 percent decrease in urban potable water use in December and remains on track to meet the state’s aggregate regional goal through February, according to preliminary data released today by the San Diego County Water Authority. Counting December’s savings, total regional potable water use has […]

Transplanting a tree is no small task

Transplanting a tree is no small task

FALLBROOK – An alluring landscape can make a home that much more enjoyable. Many homeowners devote considerable time to their lawns and gardens, and that devotion can pay both instant and long-term dividends. A well-groomed landscape can make it more enjoyable to relax in the yard, and such a property will be more attractive to […]

Garden Club meeting Jan. 26 features Jeanne Meadow

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Garden Club is proud to present one of its own members at the Tuesday, Jan. 26 general meeting. Jeanne Meadow will speak on “Irrigation Planning – Your garden in drought and deluge.” Whether it rains continuously until summer or not, gardeners must be aware of their garden’s needs and what is expected from […]

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