Chicken & Fruit Tree Classes for Winter

December 2nd, 2009

Learn about keeping backyard chickens or how to prune fruit trees. You’ll be an urban farmer in no time!

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Kale, Pomegranate and Persimmon Salad

November 30th, 2009

Season’s Eatings. This is my favorite new fall salad. The colors are fantastic and rich.  Kale is abundant in my garden right now and the farmer’s markets are full of kale as well. If you have never tried kale raw before, this will alter the way you think about salads. Kale is much more nutritious […]

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It’s fruit tree planting time

November 15th, 2009

How is your home orchard? Fall is the time of year to start planning and planting perennials here in Southern California. That means that you can start planting native plants, drought tolerant shrubs and lots and lots of trees. Here at Full Circle we especially love fruit trees. Fruit trees can serve so many purposes. […]

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Fall Season Seedlings Are Here

September 30th, 2009

Cool season veggie seedlings are here.

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Pineapple Guava- Feijoa sellowiana

August 31st, 2009

This is perhaps my favorite edible ornamental plant. It is easy to grow, needs little water, makes great fruit and its pretty. A winner all around.

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Real Gardening For Goodness’ Sake

August 21st, 2009

I have assembled a small crew of friends and associates to help me design, build and maintain landscapes of all kinds. My personal specialty is pruning. I have spent several years studying fruit trees, so pruning and caring for fruit trees is one of Full Circle’s special services. But overall what we are is a company of real gardeners- for goodness’ sake.

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Mulch

August 21st, 2009

A simple layer of mulch can protect soil from erosion, help retain moisture, moderate soil temperature, protect plant roots and absorb runoff. No wonder gardeners love mulch so much.

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Backyard Orchard Culture

August 12th, 2009

The idea behind backyard orchard culture is to maximize available space and spread out your harvest by keeping trees small.

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Citrus leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella

August 12th, 2009

Is your orange tree a little ugly right now? I get a lot of questions related to this particular problem. In the summer and fall, leaves on citrus trees are distorted by the activities of citrus leafminer larvae. The leafminer is a relatively new pest of citrus in California having first being identified here in 2000. They are now a common pest of citrus trees around the world.

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Manzanita- Profile of a Favorite Plant

August 10th, 2009

The most notable thing about manzanita is their bark. It is a deep red color and tends to be shiny. This is probably the prettiest bark you have ever seen. Manzanita bark glows in the moonlight.

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