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5 images - light green leaves covered in frost; cabbage covered in frost; a red rose and buds covered in frost; peach leaf curl on a peach tree; and healthy peaches growing on a tree

Protect Them During Cooler Temperatures

The most important thing you can do in your garden during the cooler months is to go into protect mode. Your fruit trees can become susceptible to peach leaf curl, blight and other damaging diseases. Many tender plants need to be protected from frost too!

Couscous dish, cookies, and pesto.

Cooking with Herbs - 3 Favorite Recipes!

Discover 3, staff-loved, recipes for cooking with herbs, including a delicious couscous salad, perfect pesto, and lavender mint shortbread!

3 different fruit trees - 2 in pots, and one full grown tree in the center.

Semi-Dwarf vs. Standard Fruit Trees: Which is Best for Your Garden?

Discover the right fruit tree for your garden. Learn the differences between semi-dwarf and standard trees. Semi-dwarf trees are compact and easy to manage, while standard trees yield more fruit but need more space and effort. Find out which one suits your garden best!

Yellow Grandiflora roses, red hybrid tea rose, and white floribunda roses.

Growing Beautiful Roses: A Guide to Planting Hybrid, Floribunda, and Grandiflora Roses

Even in our seasonally hot and dry climate, roses are still a favorite flower that many in the valley enjoy. Keep reading to learn the differences between three different types of roses—hybrid, floribunda, and grandiflora—and discover how to successfully plant and grow gorgeous roses!

Spider mites and mealy bugs with prohibited symbols on them, and a picture of a woman enjoying a warm drink surrounded by healthy houseplants (in the center).

A Guide to Detecting and Defeating 4 Common Houseplant Pests

Houseplants bring life, color, and vitality to our indoor spaces, but they can also fall victim to a range of pests that can compromise their health and beauty. Recognizing and treating these pests early on is an important part of maintaining healthy and happy houseplants. Learn how!