What to Do with Too Much Fruit?

If you have a citrus or stone fruit tree in your garden, you may be wondering what to do with the harvest that exceeds what you and your family can consume. You could get to know your neighbors and start a fruit exchange or participate in an exchange that already...

Make Your Own Tea Garden

Growing your own plants for herbal tea is quite easy.  All of the plants mentioned below can be grown in pots or in the ground in a full or partially sunny location.  Plant in well drained soil and water regularly until established and you will be on your way to your...

Favorite Citrus Varieties for the SF Bay Area

Nearly every garden I design has some of citrus tree in it and for good reason. Not only is the fruit wonderful, easy and tasty but citrus trees are evergreen, so they look great in the landscape all year round. Many of the varieties are available in two different...

Autumn Edibles

What vegetables can I plant in my garden this fall? Here are some edibles to plant September through November. They not only taste great but their beautiful foliage and colors will look wonderful in your garden too. Cabbage comes in many different varieties. There are...

Edible Landscaping Tour Photos

Common Ground Nursery put on another wonderful tour this year. It was enjoyable to spend time in these mouth-watering gardens and see the creativity that both the designers and homeowners put into their spaces. Some of the highlights included: Vertical landscaping...