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How to Tell if Citrus is Ripe


Unlike some fruits, citrus does not continue to ripen after being harvested. Here are three tips to help determine if your citrus is ready to be picked. Taste test – This is considered the best test. Pick a piece of fruit from two different parts of the tree. Cut them open and sample the fruit. 

How to Tell if Citrus is Ripe2022-12-21T10:38:13-08:00



Bees are crucial to the health of trees, flowers, and different plants in the food chain. There are over one trillion individual Bees in our world; but Bees are declining quickly due to the high dosage of pesticides on plants. Since bee’s are our number one pollinator in the world, we need to help


What’s eating my Bougainvillea?


Bougainvilleas are fairly hardy ornamental plants that do very well in climates such as the Coachella Valley.  Even though Bougainvilleas are resistant to many bugs, some insects still find this plant very attractive. Pests and Damage Aphids – feeds off tender new leaves.  Its secretion can attract ants and promotes mold gowth Spider mites –

What’s eating my Bougainvillea?2022-12-21T10:38:13-08:00

How to Start a Garden


Wondering how to start a garden?  No problem.  Here are a few simple steps to get you started.   Place your garden somewhere that you can see it regularly. Out of site, out of mind. Just like in real estate, it is all about location. Follow the sun – Make sure you know how much

How to Start a Garden2022-12-21T10:38:13-08:00

Tip: What Flowers grow best in the Coachella Valley


It is recommended to plant twice a year in the desert - Spring and Fall.  Spring comes early in the desert.  Marigolds are easy to grow and  thrives in arid climates. It has a fragrant ferny green foliage and brings colors such as gold, copper, and brass into your garden. It will bloom brightly throughout

Tip: What Flowers grow best in the Coachella Valley2022-12-21T10:38:32-08:00