Recent Posts by Diana Lovejoy

Bill Brandt’s Backyard Fruit Orchard

Here's a wonderful new video with our past president, Bill Brandt, who gives us a tour of his Fruit Orchard at his Thousand Oaks home. The results are in for Bill’s Apple Tasting Meeting on October 22, 2018: 1. Braeburn, 2. Jonagold, 3. Fuji, 4. Jonalicious, 5. Ribston Pippin, 6. Pink Pearl, 7. Hudson’s Golden Gem,…
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Grow Organic Fig Trees at Home

Grow luscious fig trees in large pots in a warm, bright spot where the trees will be protected from late frosts, such as a south facing wall. Fig trees take minimal care and do not require much water or feeding and come in many varieties. In California, fig trees can grow outside all year; in…
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Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Bill Brandt, California Rare Fruit Grower and Past President of Organic Garden Club, lead a fun and informative Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop in February, 2018 in Sheila Suarez and Lillian Trevisan’s gardens. Four Steps to Pruning Fruit Trees: (with other tips to follow) by Bill Brandt Cut the whips (top growth from last year’s growth)…
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Grow Bananas in your Backyard

In February, Mark Steele, professor at CSUN and member of California Rare Fruits Growers, spoke at our Organic Garden Club meeting and explained that gardeners in Southern California can grow bananas in their yard by getting a pup from a neighbor’s banana plant or a banana corm from the nursery. People have been eating bananas…
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