Container Gardens

Succulent arrangements are the hardiest and longest lasting for our climate, but with all the interesting plants available today the combinations are limitless.

California Style

The new California Style landscape is about sustainability, native plants, permaculture, ecotecture, water conservation, functionality and edibles.

Edible Landscapes

An endless cornucopia of edibles are now available for the Southern California gardener: berries, melons, squash, legumes, artichokes, mulberries, stone fruit, citrus and vegetables of all types...

Water Wise

Water conserving gardens can be beautiful and interesting as well as fruitful.

  • Garden Report – August 2013

    Garden Report –  August 2013

     

     

    A Note from the Garden:  The mid-summer garden has peaked with a load of apricots and plums. Now the raspberries are on the nibble list while watching the avocados gain weight and size. Aphids are a pest of […]

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  • Garden Report – June 2013

    Garden Report –  June 2013

     

     

    A Note from the Garden:  Forage in your Garden and the Sea

     

    Loquats are at the end of the harvest, apricots have been ripening for a few weeks but are coming in fast now. Lemons are still on […]

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  • Garden Report – May 2013

    Garden Report –  May 2013

     

    A Note from the Garden:  Forage In Your Garden 

     

    Plants with edible fruits and vegetables can be easily incorporated into your existing perennial flower beds or landscape. Foraging on fruits and berries while tending your garden is a […]

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  • Garden Report – April 2013

    Garden Report –  April 2013

     

     

    A Note from the Garden: Taft Ojai Garden

     

    We’re headed to Taft Garden in Ojai this Friday morning for a tour and lunch. If you would like to join us, we will meet at Manning Park’s lower parking […]

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  • Garden Report – March 2013

    Garden Report –  February 2013

     

     

    Note: After some welcomed wet weather, oxalis has been showing off its brillant yellow blooms as well as Bird of Paradise and ornamental pear trees. The good news is that spring is about a month away.

     

     

    What is Blooming […]

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  • Garden Report – February 2013

    Garden Report –  February 2013
     

     
    Note: After some welcomed wet weather, oxalis has been showing off its brillant yellow blooms as well as Bird of Paradise and ornamental pear trees. The good news is that spring is about a month away.
     

     
    What is Blooming […]

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  • Garden Report – January 2013

    Garden Report –  January 2013

     

    A Note: This is the beginning of a new growing cycle, days are getting longer, we have had an appreciable amount of rain and more is on the way. If you haven’t done so already, prune your […]

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  • Garden Report – December 2012

    Garden Report –  December 2012

     

    Happy Holidays

    from our garden to yours 

     

     

    Mission Santa Barbara: 

     

    Mission Santa Barbara, also known as Santa Barbara Mission, is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order near present-day Santa Barbara, California. It was founded December 4, 1786, the feast day […]

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  • Garden Report – August 2012

     

    Garden Report – August 2012

    I love gardening! – Jennifer Voss  

    Plant of the Month: Begonia

    Begonia is the sixth largest angiosperm genus with approximatly 1500 species. Jill MacKensie of the University of Minnesota writes: “Tuberous begonias are popular for their beautiful flowers which come in a […]

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  • Garden Report – May 2012

    Garden Report – May 2012   

    I love gardening! – Jennifer Voss  

     
    Plant of the Month: Agave parryi 

    Agave parryi, known as Parry’s agave or mescal agave, is a slow-growing agave native to Arizona, New Mexico, and northern Mexico.
     

     
    Agave  parryi grows in a rosette pattern and will grow […]

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"Jennifer Voss has a phenomenal understanding of plants and she listens to me. " - Gary Stewart

"Jennifer has an encyclopedic knowledge of plants and is lots of fun to work with." - Bruce Morrow