The Evergreen Pear Tree is noted for it's beautiful canopy of white flowers in the early spring. Unfortunately, here in San Diego, this tree can become infected with Fire Blight, a virus that is spread by insects. Fire Blight can result in branches dying and looking like they have been burned. There is no cure for this disease. Once the branch is infected it must be removed to prevent it's spread through the rest of the tree.
Garden Native and the California Native Plant Society are putting on a garden tour on March 29th and 30th here in San Diego. With 15 gardens on display, there is something for everyone including a sustainable vegetable garden with native plants surrounding it and a homeowner who grows his own wine grapes. The tour will feature many inspiring ideas for drought tolerant as well as organic gardens. For more information go to; http://gardennative.org/tour.html
January is bare root fruit tree season here in San Diego County and one of the best nurseries for fruit tree selection is Walter Andersens in both Poway and Pt. Loma.
A few years ago I had designed an orchard that was about 55’
long by 6’ wide and decided that 6 small fruit trees could fit in that
area.Walter Andersen sells over 200 varieties of
fruit trees and their staff did a great job of picking the best 6 for my client.It is that type of outstanding service that
has been a hallmark of Walter Andersen for 3 generations. Here are the fruit trees picked
for my client’s garden in Tierrasanta; Dwarf Little Cado Avocado, Dwarf
Algerian Tangerine, Desert Delight Nectarine, Eva’s Pride Peach, DwarfMidnight Valencia Orange, and a Dwarf Meyer
Lemon.Here is their info;