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Blooming-Mar

• African daisies
• California Poppy
• Calendula
• Calla Lily
• Narcissus
• Mexican Sage
• Ivy geranium
• Mexican Sage
• Pride of Madera
• Lantana
• Society garlic
• Wild geranium

Harvesting-Mar

• Baby arugula
• Onion and garlic greens
• Thyme
• Rhubarb

Aphids pesky suckers on plants

Aphid appear on a yellow dahlia in mid winter along the coast. More will appear in early spring.

I found aphids on yellow dahlia blossoms that are already leafed out and blooming. Beneficial insects will help control them but there things that you can to to help out the good bugs in your garden. […]

Green Spotted Beetle Returns in Force

The Western Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica) is destroying crops and flowers in home gardens this time of year. The adults of this “green-spotted lady bug like insect” eats leaves, stems and blossoms. Their larvae eat roots.There are a number of things you can do to reduce their numbers and thus reduce the damage they create. […]