I did the San Diego Master Gardener Earth-Friendly checklist and scored well enough to qualify as an Earth Friendly Garden. Can’t wait to get my sign!!!
A NEW PROGRAM by the San Diego Master Gardener Association is designed to identify and promote earth-friendly gardens throughout the county. These gardens nurture the soil, limit green waste, conserve energy and water, manage pests responsibly, protect wildlife and use plants appropriate for the region. Does your garden qualify?
Visit www.mastergardenerssandiego.org and fill out a simple checklist to find out. It’s an eye-opening experience that may change some of your gardening practices for the better.
Gardeners who qualify have the option to purchase a sign to let friends and neighbors know about their earth-friendly landscape —which may encourage others to follow suit.
What are you waiting for?!
Alleys don’t the get accolades they deserve. There’s a lot of interesting stuff going on in alleys if you take the time to look. I took a ride around my neighborhood the other day and found all these great vignettes. Ohhhmmm……
Balboa Park is a place I don’t visit as often as I should. Everytime I have the opportunity to wander through the park I am amazed at all there is to see, plant-wise. I was in the park on Friday and I took a walk through the Succulents Garden that sits between Park Blvd and Pershing Drive. There’s a lot to see but you have to get out of your car and walk in to see the best of garden. It’s worth it!
‘Down To Earth’ is a gardening show presented by San Diego County. The show is unique to San Diego and our diverse growing conditions. You can watch the show twice daily at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. on CTN (Time Warner channel 24).
Go to Down To Earth for more information.
There was a nice article in the Union-Trib today about Arbor Day, planting trees, San Diego trees and a little of the history behind some of them. Read the article here….
According to records dating to 1850, 81 degrees is the highest January temperature recorded in San Diego. Well, Coronado surpassed that yesterday with a temperature of 86 degrees!!! The only other temperature that recorded higher than that was Escondido at 88 degrees.
As far as the garden goes, water early in the day so all the water can dry off foliage before things cool off in the afternoon. We’re supposed to get rain on Thursday (promises, promises!) but a good deep soaking is not a bad idea because the weather has been so dry and warm. My garden is confused!