Ornamental Winter Berries

The approach of winter stimulates an interest in botanical appendages that would merit little attention in warmer seasons. At this time of year, just because most plants have ceased flowering does no...

Pot Marigolds Good for Your Skin

“Herbal Remedy Gardens” (G Books, 1999) is a book that any gardener, whatever novice or expert, would treasure as a holiday gift. While author Dorie Byers addresses the subject of herb ga...

Cold Weather Gardening

Even in subtropical Los Angeles, there is a down time for plants. Despite balmy late-November weather, the shortened days and colder nights signal to plants that dormancy is at hand. For the next eig...

Guilt Free Winter Gardens

Gardeners may take more delight in winter than in spring. Spring is a time of running back and forth, of hectic weekends at the nursery, of frenzied planning and planting, as you determine that this ...

Glorious Ornamental Kale

If you want to see constant color in your garden during the remainder of the fall and throughout the winter, consider planting ornamental cabbage and ornamental kale. Unlike pansies (prone to fungi t...