Category Archives: San Diego Gardening

Exhibit Profile: Butterfly Pavilion at The Water Conservation Garden

We think The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College is so wonderful. It’s relaxing, informative and just so pretty. When we were invited to the opening of the brand new Butterfly Pavilion, you know we were so there! The Dorcas E. Utter Memorial Butterfly Pavilion is the Garden’s newest exhibit. It incorporates glass art with

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How to Plant Tomatoes

Here are some easy instructions to go along with our video on how to plant tomatoes for your summer garden. We went with nursery bought plants. If you start from seed, you’ll need to wait a little longer for your crop. Pick a variety of different tomatoes to hedge your bets on which variety will

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How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

In San Diego, we have a great environment to enjoy our gardens year round, but we’re not the only ones who take so much delight in our spaces. Critters of all kinds can make their homes in your garden–some temporary, some permanent. Today, we’re going to talk about how to attract hummingbirds to your garden.

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Rose Colors and Their Meanings #valentinesday #roses #flowers

Rose Colors and Their Meanings…Give Your Valentine Something Good!

“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Yes…but do all the colors of these romance-steeped flowers convey the same message? If you give Granny green roses, does it mean you want to spank her? Let’s find out: RED: Traditionally red flowers, especially roses, represent intense love and desire

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Tips to Start Your Compost #composting #gardening #gardenideas

Tips to Start Your Own Compost

It’s still January so I’m still talking resolutions. A good way to round out some of those more environmentally friendly resolutions is to start a compost. Composting can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it. I once read a garden blogger’s comment about how technical we had to be with

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Top Indoor Purifying Plants #home #decorating #health

Top Air Purifying Plants for Your Home

Let’s start 2014 off right! A lot of New Year’s Resolutions center around being healthier and a great place to start is with some plants. Studies show that indoor pollution is typically two to three times worse than outdoor pollution especially during the winter when we keep our hatches battened and run our heaters. Fortunately

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Your Garden is Beautiful

“Faithful friends who are dear to us Gather near to us once more.” -Judy Garland In a garden there are different categories that our plants fit into: perennials, annuals, evergreen…we divide them based on what time they are most active in growing or flowering and by how long they will live.  I think this is

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Cool Garden Quotes from The Wanderer Guides #quotes #gardenquotes #garden

Cool Garden Quotes of the Month

Here at the Wanderer Garden, we love all things that make us feel tranquil. We also love quotes if you haven’t noticed already (follow our Quotes Board on Pinterest). When we combine the garden and mind-tickling quotes, we get something magical. Here are some of our favorites this month to paint on fences and scribble

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How to Design Your Garden: Light Fixtures from San Diego is Awesome #garden #gardenideas

How to Design Your Garden: Lighting

Continuing our journey into the world of garden décor, let’s talk about garden lighting. I’m not just talking about a porch light that shines on half of your begonia hedge. I’m talking about the ever expanding and constantly more colorful world of accent lighting. Just like the seating and random ornaments we chose for our garden,

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