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A Garden Book is in the Works

Sharing our knowledge is Hope Gardens main goal and always has been. To that end, I am working on a gardening book/memoir to share the experiences of my last 7 years gardening in Los Angeles. A garden tell-all if you will, and you'll be the first to hear about it.
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Education

A big part of Hope Garden's mission is to educate the public on sustainable gardening and to inspire everyone to have a garden. We hope share the wisdom of how food is grown with both adults and children. We strive to offer gardening and the natural world as a therapy for everyone. In the coming months you will hear a lot more about therapeutic and educational opportunities through Hope Gardens.
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A New Dream

Gardening is such a wonderful therapy and at Hope Gardens we would like to take that sentiment to the limit. We are working on plans for a facility that would allow therapists and patients to work in a safe, beautiful and peaceful environment tailored just for them and maintained by our professional gardeners. Save
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Information to the People

Ch-ch-ch-changes...Hope Gardens is no longer open for consults or installs but our website and all its helpful hints will remain open for business. You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yourHopegarden/. Please scroll down to access our blog and there is a search bar on your left which you may find helpful. Save Save
The Dirty Truth Blog

Another Iconic Nursery Closing

Burkard Nurseries in Pasadena is closing its doors. I have only been to this wonderful nursery once or twice but I found the quality of their products and the presentation of plants inspiring. They had mature and well-cared-for specimens, and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I appreciate and totally respect the owner’s desire to […]

10 Tips for Picking the Best Tomato Plant this Weekend

  Holy Lycopene, you guys. There are over 700 tomato cultivars available today. Overwhelming! Picking the healthiest plant is the most important choice of all. Here’s some tips while at the nursery or this weekend’s Tomatomania! Buy a plant with a strong center stalk. Avoid the Charlie Brown plant. Avoid plants that are broken or […]

2016 Hope Gardens Guide to Heirloom Tomato (and Chili Peppers!)

Hope Gardens Guide to Non-GMO, Non-Monsanto mostly Heirloom Tomatoes 2016 Presently available heirloom tomatoes: Aunt Ruby’s German Green 80 days. Indeterminate. One of the largest green beefsteaks. They have brilliant, neon-green flesh with a strong, sweet, and fruity flavor. This family heirloom from Germany was the winner of the 2003 Heirloom Garden Show’s taste test. […]

What to know about the challenges of installing drought-tolerant landscapes (and the effects of the DWP rebate program)

  Greetings! At Hope Gardens, the past six months have been an exciting time of growth. The DWP rebate has opened up the possibility of full-scale landscaping to hundreds of people who otherwise would not have considered swapping out their soul-sucking sod for a drought-tolerant, wildlife-attracting paradise. We have had the opportunity to work with […]