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Garden Myths: Is eating rhubarb leaves deadly?

TOXINS AMONG US Certain plant leaves including rhubarb, cabbage, spinach and beet tops, contain oxalic acid.

Oxalic acid—you've heard the warnings, telling how rhubarb leaves and other plant parts that contain oxalic acid should not be eaten. But that's not...

Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Recognizing and repairing rain damage in the garden

Fallen tree

All that rain was a little too much for some plants For most of the state, and especially the Bay Area, the drought is officially over, for now. While it's...

Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 7:52 AM

Baby (Kale) it’s cold outside! Bundle Up

Row cover to protect cold sensitive plants and seedlings

Sheltering fragile plants this winter A number of years ago I was on a tour of Highgrove Royal Gardens in England. At this, the private residence of Their...

Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Creating Habitat for Beneficial Insects

Rely on natural enemies such as this lacewing larva

There are good bugs and there are bad bugs. Most Morgan Hill gardeners have battled those bad bugs with varying levels of success. No matter how many...

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10:39 AM

Fall is a great time to plant

Correa 'Dusky Bells' in our Palo Alto garden

The milder fall temperatures give us the perfect opportunity to let plants settle in and put down good root systems before the next hot dry summer. There are...

Posted on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 4:46 PM

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