How to get dragon fruit flowers

How to get dragon fruit flowers

Back when this website was a blog I got a few great questions from a reader about growing dragon fruit cactus. Since these questions come up quite a bit, I am re-posting them here with additional updated information.   Frank ...

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Surinam Cherry (general overview and growing info)

Surinam Cherry (general overview and growing info)

Surinam Cherry (Eugenia uniflora)   Surinam Cherry overview: The Surinam Cherry is a shrub or small tree with very interesting looking fruit.  The plant grows well in Southern California but the flavor of the fruit is quite variable depending on ...

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Dragon Fruit Flowers

Dragon Fruit Flowers

Dragon Fruit flower (Hylocereus spp)   Dragon Fruit Flower Overview: The Dragon Fruit Cactus (Hylocereus spp) is mainly cultivated for its tasty and unusual looking fruit.  However, the short lived flowers are also amazingly large and beautiful.   Cinderella story: The ...

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Electric Snail Fence: Organic-Tec

Electric Snail Fence: Organic-Tec

Electric snail fence overview: In the past, I had been unsuccessfully fighting the battle against snails and slugs.  However, I recently discovered a very effective and relatively cheap organic way to fend off those pesky gastropods. The solution is simply ...

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Lavender Care

Lavender Care

Lavender Overview: Lavender plants are hearty and ideally suited to Mediterranean climate regions such as Southern California   Landscaping use: Lavenders are an awesome addition to any garden.  They are beautiful low maintenance plants that are pest resistant and drought ...

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How to propagate rosemary: 2 key tricks

How to propagate rosemary: 2 key tricks

How to propagate Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Rosemary Propagation Overview: It is very easy to propagate rosemary, if you know how.  However, my first few blind attempts were total failures.  None the less, if you are aware of two key points/tricks, ...

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EZ way to start your own Inca Berry from seed

EZ way to start your own Inca Berry from seed

How to Start your own Inca Berry (Physalis peruviana)   The Inca Berry is a tasty fruit but the plant only lives about 3 years.  Therefore, you need to propagate it regularly.  Many have tried cuttings but they don’t seem ...

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Inca Berry: Growing this tasty fruit

Inca Berry: Growing this tasty fruit

Inca Berry (Physalis peruviana)   Inca Berry Overview: The Inca Berry is an easy to grow attractive herbaceous shrub with amazing fruit.   Fruit Appearance: The fruit is really cool.  It comes in a papery Chinese lantern like packaging.  Inside the ...

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