Growing The Tarocco Blood Orange

Growing The Tarocco Blood Orange

Tarocco Blood Orange (Citrus sinensis) Tarocco Blood Orange tree overview: Tarocco Blood Orange trees produce beautiful and delicious fruit.  I am eating one as I write this and it is my favorite citrus of all time. Note: For a general overview about ...

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10 reasons why gardening is better than the gym

10 reasons why gardening is better than the gym

Top 10 reasons why gardening is better than the gym   Choosing the garden means:  Fresh air and free vitamin D  No commute, gas or traffic  No membership fees  It’s always open  Being connected to nature  No one hovering-waiting for you ...

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Critical Winter Care For Your Peaches

Critical Winter Care For Your Peaches

  A great contributing reader, Sateesh Lele, has just reminded me of an important issue. If you are living in a warmer climate, your deciduous fruit trees are likely on the verge of breaking dormancy… or in the process of leafing ...

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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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