Articles written by Rick Gillies

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Get ready to plant!

For home fruit growers, it is time to apply annual dormant oil application on selected fruit trees....

 

Success with living Christmas trees

Well, it's time to let people know about the care of living Christmas trees! A living Christmas...

 

Fall is for planting

I'm writing this article to let everyone know of some new and unusual plants that grow well here in...

 

The perfect time to plant

I just wanted to make people aware of some new and unusual plants that grow here in Tehachapi. It's...

 
 By Rick Gillies    Community    July 8, 2023

Bring new life to your yard this year

So far this year, we have published articles on pest control, as well as pre and post-emergent...

 
 By Rick Gillies    Community    May 13, 2023

Spring is here?

At least the calendar says it is! We have some damage here from a late frost but the trees will...

 

Spring is here or is it?

Last year I talked about the damage to trees because of the near zero temperatures in March 2022....

 

Get ready for spring planting

First, I would like to address a recent problem with trees and shrubs in the area. Tehachapi is...

 

Which trees do best in Tehachapi?

You can tell when people are just moving to Tehachapi by what they ask for. I have been asked...

 

Dig a square hole when planting

When planting a tree, shrub, perennial, bulb or bedding plant, always dig a square hole. (Everyone...

 
 By Rick Gillies    Community    May 22, 2021

It's time to plant, but what's available?

By now you all are aware of the fruit tree shortage. It's happening all over America. Apple, peach,...

 

Which trees do best in Tehachapi?

I have been asked several times just this past week for citrus and avocado trees. You can tell when...

 

Success with Living Christmas Trees

Well, it is the holiday season and time to start thinking about Christmas and time to let people kno...

 

Fall is for planting!

Most anything can be planted at any time of the year in Tehachapi, but I am often asked what is the...

 

Plant that tree!

Well, its the holiday season and time to start thinking about Christmas again! I am writing this...

 

Which trees do best in Tehachapi?

I have been asked several times just this past week for citrus and avocado trees. You can tell when...

 

Treat your garden now to prevent weeds and bugs

Pre emergent or post emergent A pre emergent herbicide is a product that prevents seed germination....

 

Plant Bareroot now!

The bareroot season will be short this year due to mild weather. I encourage you to plant soon!...

 
 By Rick Gillies    Community    June 6, 2015

Drought tolerant plants

If you are planting a new landscape, drought tolerant plants are a viable option! I have many differ...

 

Now is the time to plant bare root

Well bare root planting time is full swing right now till the end of February! Fruit and shade trees, flowering trees and shrubs, lilacs, berries and...

 

Success with live Christmas trees

Here it is, the holiday season and time to start thinking about Christmas and Christmas trees. I decided to write this article to let people know...

 

It's Planting Time, Again!

During the dormant months of January, February and March bareroot roses, fruit and shade trees, flowering trees and shrubs, lilacs, berries and rhubar...

 

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