Re: [gardeners] yellow pear

Ron Hay (
Mon, 08 Apr 2002 11:53:29 -0700

Hello, Jeann,

You will discover a whole new world of gardening in SoCal! I moved to LA
from New York  to attend UCLA in 1966, met my wife and never went back.

For years, we did not have our own garden, but finally bought a house in
'97 and am enjoying gardening to the max.

In San Diego county, you will be near one of the most wonderful exotic
tree nurseries in the country, Pacific Tree Farms in Chula Vista; near
my friend Patrick's angel trumpet nursery in Rainbow, off I 15 near
Fallbrook; and near some of the most wonderful avocado and macadamia
orchards in Fallbrook, itself.

In addition, don't miss the cactus nurseries in Vista, nor the flower
fields (for seed production and cut flowers) in Carlsbad and Leucadia.

When you do begin to garden, seriously, your best source of information
is Sunset's "Western Garden Book," and the LA Times "52 Weeks in a
California Garden." with those in hand,  you may just about discard most
of your other garden books, because so much of what is in them in almost
completely irrelevant to growing conditions in this part of the world.


Van Nuys, up in the San Fernando Valley