If you guessed Iron deficiency you are right. The tell-tell sign in iron deficiencies is the leaf veins remain green while the leaf tissues between the veins are yellow. Iron deficiencies mostly shows up in the newer growth of the plant. Iron deficiencies are found in alkaline soils, and is tied up and not [...]
Trees not only shade our yards and city streets but they are amazing air purifiers. They absorb CO2 and release Oxygen into the atmosphere. This ongoing cycle of give and take has been going on since plants came onto the scene some two hundred fifty million years ago at a time when the earths [...]
So, if you add up all the times these Cypress had to be pruned and fertilized and all the water it took for the lawn that is chained off not to mention the money spent on the “blow and go” guys, you could have been enjoying a beautiful native garden with a lot less fuss, [...]
With the warm temperatures the last few weeks and several days of light rain, Temescal Canyon is just a few days away from a major bloom of white Ceanothus. The Chaparrel shrubs and small trees over the years have grown so dense that the only soil you can see is the occassional trails leading up [...]
There are probably many walls like this around your town that are nothing more than an eyesore or just a blank space maybe often tagged by graffitti or posters, but imagine how “greening” them up would make a visual and even environmental difference! This particular wall in Culver City has definetly got the right idea [...]
Los Angeles gets a beautiful autumn too. Just check out this native Sycamore against this beautiful cloudless day. Daily updates on garden topics, design and environmental issues. Get all the information you need at projectgreenscaping .
Plant a native tree in your home, community or church garden….it creates a great food source for local [...]
This is a roof top garden in downtown Los Angeles located in a newly revitalized section of town where older buildings are utilizing roof tops as residential parks and places of relaxation. These containers are fiberglass and are able to withstand cracking, warping and sun bleaching from the intense summer sun. They are actually [...]
A typical summer day in Los Angeles with bright blue cloudless skies and single digit humidity. While most of the vegetation in Griffith Park is Chaparrel shrub you will see an occassional Sycamore, Oak or Sumac tree. Here is a native Sycamore tree that stands alone along side hiking and riding trails. Obviously, flip [...]
A spider thinks it is blending in with the color of a leaf. It did not escape my eye however and provided a great example of insect camouflage. The story continues below.
A few years ago while I was on one of my many Costa Rica study trips I took to the jungle early one morning on what had become part of my daily routine. As I was hiking along a narrow winding trail deep in the sub-canopy of trees and shrubs I began to notice how [...]