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Gardenieres are gardeners that have been hand-picked by master gardener, William Moss. These wonderful gardeners have real-world gardening experience and will be encouraging us all to get out there and garden! They will also be sharing with us ways to deal with unique challenges we may face in our own gardens. I really love that the Gardeniere website has a lot of videos, showing you how to plant things, prune, feed your plants. For someone like me who isn’t a gardener (but has plants outside that I don’t want to kill!), having a video to show me exactly what to do is so great!
I’ve been wanting to buy some dwarf fruit trees for some time now. Since I live in San Diego, we have the kind of weather where I can have these sort of trees and know that there won’t be any damage from snow or anything like that. I went and watched Teena, the West Coast Gardeniere, talk about her garden and the fruit trees she has planted. In the video (see below), she talks about where she planted the trees in her yard and how to tell when your fruit is ripe enough to pick. Teena also talks about which of the fruits in her garden will ripen more after picking and which ones will only ripen if left on the tree. That is something that always confuses me, so I am glad she shared that with us!
When I do get an area in my little tiny “yard” ready for our dwarf trees, I plan on using Miracle-Gro Potting Mix. I love that the Miracle-Gro Potting Mix feeds plants for up to 6 months with continuous release plant food that helps improve drainage & air flow. For my trees, I would also use Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed. This makes it easy to feed the plants through watering through the leaves and roots and it’s safe to use in fruit trees.