The Dry Garden: Dead in the pot

Posted on | January 21, 2011 | No Comments

Planting season in Southern California is rarely busier than midwinter, when nursery lots crammed with Christmas trees give way to displays of fruit trees and roses. If you’re haunting stores to select an apricot tree, a flowering bramble, a hedge or even a specimen tree, plant pathologist Jim Downer has a message for you: “Good gardening starts with good plant selection.”

By which he means: If the stock you find is root-bound, walk away.

Click here to keep reading The Dry Garden in the Los Angeles Times.

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