This Month in Your Southwest Yard

   November Garden Tasks      Last chance for fall planting season while roots are still active ~You may continue planting this month even with cooler temperatures, but plants will establish roots more slowly than earlier in fall ~Finish planting California natives ~Plant seeds for spring & summer blooms; choose mix of western wild flowers with annuals & perennials for long-lasting color ~Irrigate frequently during Santa Ana winds, which pull moisture from both plants and soil ~Give one last deep watering […]

This Month in Your SW Yard

  October Garden Tasks      Take advantage of fall planting season to develop strong, summer-ready plants ~ Continue to plant native and drought-tolerant perennial plants and trees. Fall plantings develop deep roots while soils are still warm but the air is cool, which stimulates root growth. This early root establishment reduces water needs during your new plant’s two- to three-year establishment. ~ Adjust irrigation timers as nights get longer and cooler. Simply making monthly changes to your irrigation schedule can […]

Desert-Wise Landscape Workshop

Presented as part of the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s Desert-Wise Living Series  October 5th | 12:30  – 3:30 PM A Presentation by Robin Kobaly | Botanist & Exec. Director of The SummerTree Institute Join us for a fun, 3-hour landscape workshop Saturday, October 5th, 2013 12:30pm – 3:30pm Joshua Tree Community Center, Joshua Tree, CA Class registration includes: 3-hour workshop with displays & demonstrations Workbook with local information on soils, native plants for landscape use, and more Water-Wise Landscape DVD […]