Growing Amaryllis in Your Southern California Garden

Written by Susan B. When someone mentions Amaryllis bulbs, you probably think of the bulbs that are part of holiday gift kits that include a bulb, a pot, and the growing medium. And that’s a logical assumption because Amaryllis bulbs have become so much a part of the holiday gift-giving tradition – especially among gardeners […]

Your Southern California Gardening To-Do Checklist for November

Written by Susan B. Starting in November, the return of Southern California rains means that our landscapes will return to their glorious green state and winter-blooming flowers get buds. It’s the time to finish fall planting in anticipation of winter harvests. And it’s also time to clean up the last of our summer gardens. The […]

What You Need To Know About Dividing Perennials in October

Written by Susan B. Perennials are every gardener’s best plant friend. After you plant them, provided you care for them properly, you can count on them to come back every year. Being able to count on having your plants come back year after year isn’t the only benefit you get from growing perennials. Most of […]

Delicious Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients: 8 large baking potatoes 6 tablespoons butter, cubed 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 to 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3-1/2 cups whole milk 12 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed 1/3 cup crumbled cooked bacon 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup sliced green onions Instructions: Scrub and pierce potatoes; […]