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I created this site to share information about East Bay gardening, and so you can learn about my services as a garden coach. Click on the links above and learn how I can help you create a delightful and affordable garden that you will enjoy every single day.
Starting this month, I will be posting monthly blogs with seasonal suggestions on planting and maintaining your Bay Area garden. For more information, or to schedule a coaching appointment, please go to the contact page and send me an email.
AUGUST IN THE GARDEN
For Bay Area gardeners, August is a time of relative calm and relaxation. Some of our woody perennials (penstamon, lavender) will be in full bloom in August, while other early bloomers can be dead headed and fed for a second fall bloom. August is a great time to plant seeds for California poppy, nasturtiums, sweet peas, sweet alyssum and other spring annuals. If your garden is sunny, now would be the time to mulch in order to enhance moisture retention for the warmer and dryer months of September and October. If necessary, give some extra water to trees and shrubs that look stressed. If you are growing vegetables, begin planting cool crops for fall and winter harvest. Cole crops (broccoli, mustard, cabbage, etc.), beets, carrots, lettuce (provide shade), green onions, potatoes, peas, etc. Wait until September in hotter climates.