Make sure you give your Salvia leucantha plenty of room to spread – as it will do. It usually tops off at about 6′ wide by 3′-4′ in height. Full sun and well drained soils are best, otherwise it gets leggy in the shade. Cut back to the ground after blooming (usually January)..this will [...]
This narrow strip of property was overdue for a landscape makeover. These old shrubs and soil were excavated and sent to the landfill. In addition, the water requirements for Schefflera and the other shrubs were obsessive. I designed this climate appropriate landscape that complemented the house as well as the budget.
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Join us for an informal neighborhood garden walk and talk about the trees in our urban landscape. Our talk begins at the Atwater Village Bakery, a great place to purchase your morning java and pastries! They are located at 3119 Los Feliz Blvd (about 3 blocks east of the 5 freeway on Los Feliz [...]
Daffodils have long been associated with the dawning of spring and they are just beginning to command the landscape here at Descanso Gardens. However, this years show stopper will be the pink daffodils which are yet to break above the soil line . In addition, I have planted over 12,000 tulips….Descanso Gardens will be [...]
We brew our compost tea at Descanso Gardens each week and apply it to our vegetables, ornamental flowers and rose garden. We have a 100 gallon brewer and we start by aerating the water for a 24 hour period to remove excess chlorine and flouride. Then we add a mixture of sea kelp, fish [...]
For those who are looking to see the last tulips in bloom you will not be disappointed with this 35′ x 15′ flowering bed in full technicolor! The Digitalis (Foxglove) in shades of cream and wine and the brilliant orange, yellow and white late season tulips have brought the curtain down on a magnificent spring [...]
These radishes were planted last December and are more than ready to be tossed into a salad. Today in the garden we added butternut squash, corn, bush beans, scarlet runner beans, swan’s neck gourd, arugula more tomatoes and peppers. Get your vegetables in the ground and harvest within 90 to 120 days from now.
While some of you are just digging out from a record winter snowfall back east…rest assured that spring is coming! Here in Southern California the summer beans planted last week have broken soil and are on there way to hopefully a large harvest. These beans will be amazing and just like you followed the tulip [...]
Visit us now for a palate of color, texture and fragrance…..tulips, daffodils, lilacs, crabapple, cherry blossom, wisteria, western red bud, azalea, early blooming roses, early blooming iris, late blooming camellia, ceanothus, poppies and some California wild flowers are waiting for you. Visit www.descansogardens.org and see what we’re all about. We’d love to have you as [...]