Mosquito-Proof Your Garden

Mosquito-Proof Your Garden

Overview: Mosquitoes are a significant health hazard.  Unfortunately, the winter rains that we need so badly in California will also create an environment that is perfect for mosquitoes to quickly multiply.  However, changing a few things in your garden can ...

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Australian Finger Lime care

Australian Finger Lime care

Australian Finger Lime (Citrus australasica)   Australian Finger Lime tree overview: Australian Finger Lime are unique fruit that come from a hearty tree. Australian Finger Lime fruit appearance: As you might expect, Australian Finger Lime fruit are shaped a bit ...

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Healthcare Gardner: National Recognition

Healthcare Gardner: National Recognition

I wanted to share some exciting personal news with our gardening group.   Honor: December 2, 2015 update: I am excited and honored to announce that I have won the prestigious national award “Top People to Watch in Radiology.” Here is a ...

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Why are my lemons not turning yellow?

Why are my lemons not turning yellow?

A contributing reader, (Marge Adams), recently asked a great question about citrus fruit ripeness. Like many, she would like to know why her lemons are not turning yellow.  Since this issue may become a common dilemma for more people due to climate ...

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Taste Comparison: Dragon Fruit vs Peruvian Apple Cactus

Taste Comparison: Dragon Fruit vs Peruvian Apple Cactus

  The exotic Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus spp) and Peruvian Apple Cactus (Cereus Peruvianus) both produce delicious fruit.  But which is better and how are they different? This quick article is a side by side comparison of the similarities and differences of these two ...

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Dragon Fruit Diseases

Dragon Fruit Diseases

Dragon Spots: Many dragon fruit cacti have spots on their stems and these spots may be sign of an infection. However, other non-infections injuries such as a scaring from physical trauma or sunburn may result in a similar appearance. This article will outline the ...

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Best Peaches to Grow in Southern California

Best Peaches to Grow in Southern California

  Low chill peaches: There is a group of peach tree varieties that will thrive in warmer climates (Southern California, Southern Arizona, gulf coast of Texas and Florida).  These are the so called “low chill” varieties that only need a ...

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Scorpion Home Defense

Scorpion Home Defense

Scorpions are everywhere: Many people think of scorpions as being a desert creature. However, these guys have been around since the Silurian Period (430 million years ago) and therefore, they have had lots of time to adapt to a huge range of environments. ...

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