Alex Groves, The Sun

Alex Groves

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Temecula, CA, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

Why gardeners should consider growing weeds in Southern California

Cal Poly Pomona professor Douglas G. Kent says foraging some varieties can provide tasty superfoods. → Read More

Exploring the growth of MudTown Farms in KCET’s ’10 Days in Watts’

Produced by Raphael Sbarge, the series, which premieres Feb. 12, chronicles efforts by a community organization to open an agricultural park. → Read More

15 Southern California gardening events in 2023

Gardeners can expand their knowledge or plant supply at one of these events. → Read More

5 decorative holiday plants you can keep alive and thriving

From poinsettias to paperwhites, here’s how to keep holiday plants healthy. → Read More

Try growing these vegetables and plants in your garden this fall

Green broccoli and Butterhead lettuce are the rock stars of the fall season, but specialty nurseries and seed companies also have an assortment of plants to bring something different to the table. → Read More

5 free and low-cost materials to help you in the garden

Not every garden item needs to cost a lot. → Read More

10 gardening and plant care books and resources these experts recommend

From historical archives to books on California natives, here are some recommendations. → Read More

Try these expert tips to create a drought-tolerant garden environment for your trees and plants

How to focus efforts on protecting the plants that are most important to you. → Read More

5 houseplant trends, from pops of color to macrame

Plant shop owners are seeing fans search for trailing plants, macrame and stylish propagation stations. → Read More

7 garden tips for growing peppers in Southern California

Peppers, both hot and sweet, are often prized additions to gardens. Here are some tips for how to get the most from plants this spring and summer. → Read More

How to propagate houseplants and what to know before you cut

These tips will help you propagate houseplants from trimming to planting. → Read More

What to know about smart devices for the garden

There are many devices aimed at making gardening easier. The future looks bright for their continued development, experts say. → Read More

What to know about pruning and trimming garden plants and trees in the fall and winter

Now is a great time for gardeners to channel their inner Edward Scissorhands and cut things back. → Read More

How to start growing fruit trees: 7 tips for beginners

The process of growing great fruit begins even before a tree is planted. → Read More

5 tips for fall gardening: What to plant; which pests to watch out for and more

Fall is the perfect time to plant leafy greens, including lettuces, spinach and chards, and vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts. → Read More

You can score houseplants and more at these Southern California stores

Calatheas and monsteras line the shelves next to coffee, books and home decor at these stores. → Read More

Best of Orange County 2021: Best Southern California casino

Here are this year’s winners in Best of Orange County voting. → Read More

4 things to do to get the most out of your late summer garden

In the weird, hot days between pool parties and pumpkin spice everything, it may be time to return to the garden. → Read More

These Southern California casinos are bringing back entertainment — here’s the latest

The sound of live music is returning to casinos throughout the region. → Read More

Morongo’s new dining concept from Fabio Viviani puts a twist on the traditional buffet

The Marketplace by Fabio Viviani is expected to open at the Cabazon-area casino resort in December. → Read More