Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Bob and Julie’s Garden 2012

My son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Julie Creasy, have a house in San Jose, California, about 20 minutes from me. They’re in Zone 9, in one of the country’s ideal growing climates, warm enough for tomatoes and peppers to get the 90-degree days they love without the humidity that can cause fungal problems. Their garden…

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Garden Gate Magazine Article

If you want to know more about my garden, check out the June 2012 issue of Garden Gate magazine. It gives a quick look at my garden in full bloom and production, and provides design ideas and tips for creating an edible landscape in your own yard. Right now, my article is featured in Garden…

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New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

I’m excited that the new USDA Zone Map is out and we can all go to it online and check it out.  The map, which helps gardeners decide which plants can survive the winter in their garden, has not been updated in over 20 years and some of the zones have now changed. (The online…

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