Month: July 2012

How To Get Rid of Spittle Bug (Philaenus spumarius)

  Being a Landscape Designer in Santa Clarita means that people come to me with questions about plants, design, and even pests.  Recently a friend called to ask me what the foamy stuff was on her rosemary plants, and my answer of course was Spittle Bugs. It got me to thinking that in this hot […]

How To Care For Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia is more commonly known as Black-eyed Susan and it makes a beautiful, brightly colorful addition to a planter bed or container design. They are perennial flowers, (although a few varieties are annual… read your labels) which will give you many years of beauty and joy if you spend a little time caring for them […]

What To Do In Your Southern California Garden in July

June gloom seems to be hanging on just a little bit here in Santa Clarita, and as a Landscape Designer – I love to spend morning out in my garden or my client’s garden. Since it warms up rather quickly, I also like to take the opportunity to do some chores in the cool of […]