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The Chelsea Flower Show - An Extravaganza of Horticultural Perfection

Carnivorous plant display

   Chelsea Flower Show is England's premier showcase for horticultural endeavors. It features several show gardens designed by top designers, extraordinary displays by many specialist nurseries, trade stands selling a vast array of tools...

Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Garden Safety Tips


Did you know that more than 400,000 gardening injuries are treated each year in the emergency room?  If winter ever ends, we will all be spending a lot more time in our gardens. The following gardening safety tips may help you avoid becoming one...

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:44 AM

Master Gardeners Volunteer at Manzanar

Arai Pond

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, fifteen Inyo-Mono County Master Gardeners served as volunteers for the 50th annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. Each year since 1969, the Manzanar Committee has sponsored the Pilgrimage. It is estimated that more than 2,000 people...

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:32 AM

Geneva's Flower Clock in Le Jardin Anglais

Clock in October 2018.  The seconds are made up of succulents.  Photo by Viv

    Viv Patterson and Trish Schlichting, both Inyo/Mono Master Gardeners, visited the Flower Clock in Geneva, Switzerland, this past October. Geneva is recognized all around the world for its watch-making tradition. In 1955 Geneva created...

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Painted Lady Migration

Bug Guts

I drove down to Ridgecrest last week hoping to check out the wildflowers. While I did eventually get to see some great blooms, I had to stop a couple times to clear off my windshield which looked something like this: In March the annual northern...

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 1:59 PM

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