Gardening Blog Every Other Week or So
Dare I say what a great relief the last couple of weeks have been, with temperatures in the high 80s instead of the forecasted 100+! Especially since our living room air conditioner blew out three weeks ago and the new one has just been installed. And the mornings’ overcast skies have added to the pleasure and forestalled the afternoon’s warmth. The garden’s plants have felt the relief as well, with the heavily-laden tomatoes not looking wiped out at the end of each day, the beans and squash continuing their fruit sets, and the figs looking absolutely thrilled with large perky leaves and many fruits filling out. (To read more, click on "Blog.")
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Gardeners always recognize one another because
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lies the growth of the whole world.
-- Paulo Coelho
Yvonne Savio has been “playing” in home gardens, community gardens, and school gardens for some 60 years in both Southern and Northern California. She retired in 2015 as Master Gardener Coordinator for the University of California Cooperative Extension in Los Angeles County, following 21 years developing the program and providing the information and photographs for the Master Gardener website. From 1994 to 2015, Yvonne taught 1,183 Master Gardeners who then helped 1.3 million Los Angeles County residents to garden more sustainably, with emphasis on encouraging limited-resource and underrepresented residents to grow more of their own food. With this www.GardeningInLA.net website, she provides gardening resources for the greater Los Angeles County area and beyond.