Pride at the Beach takes place Saturday, Oct. 13th, near the Oceanside Municipal Pier and amphitheater and includes a tent city full of vendors and food merchants. A line up of entertainment is listed below and for more information please visit the North County LGBT Resource Center Web Site or Pride at the Beach.
11:00 am – Opening with Laura Jane
11:15 am- San Diego Women’s Chorus
12:00 pm – Speakers
12:30 pm – Diversity Arts
1:00 pm – Social Animal
1:30 pm – Full Strength Funk Band
2:15 pm – San Diego Kings Club
2:45 pm – Full Strength Funk Band
3:30 pm – Traci Dinwiddie
4:15 pm – San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus
5:15 pm – Headliner No Angel
On September 29-30, 2012 the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce along with Genentech will present Oceanside Harbor Days at the Oceanside Harbor. The event will feature arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. The event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
For a full schedule of events check out the North County Times
Be ready for a some walking, as parking is limited!
For some good local gardening tips check out this post from Briggs Nursery and follow this link for a 10% off coupon and the rest of the article
May’s weather is often unpredictable. It can bring an occasional shower, fog and extreme heat along with what is commonly known as ‘May Gray’, overcast skies. May is also one of the busiest and most satisfying months in the garden. There is still planting to be done, some pruning, continual deadheading, mowing, weeding, mulching and much more. At the end of the day when you look back at all you’ve accomplished, you’re pleased with your efforts and satisfied with a job well done.
Over the last two years Fire Mountain neighbor Jay has kept up the blog called Fire Mountain Garden Exchange. We have lots of great archives for you, but felt like our gardens are part of our lifestyle here in Fire Mountain and so decided to migrate some of the information to this site. Mainly – the recommendations from Charles Ledgerwood’s “Reliable Seeds 1994”. We have all tried many recommendations and I know I have found that these always turn out the best. For a bit more on Mr. Ledgerwood visit the first post from FMGX archives.
So without further adieu, welcome to the monthly recommendations of Mr. Charles Ledgerwood.
Caps indicate best plantings for the month.
BEANS, BEETS, CARROTS, CANTALOUPE, CORN, CUCUMBERS, EGGPLANT, LIMAS, OKRA, parsley, PEPPERS, PUMPKIN, RADISH, N.Z. SPINACH, SQUASH, SUNFLOWER, TOMATOES, JICAMA, WATERMELEON & SWIS CHARD.
For flowers, this is a big month:
Alyssum, Ageratum, Asters, Asparagus fern, Balsam, Basil, Bells of Ireland, Candytuft, Carnation, Celosia, Centaurea, Cobaea, Convolvulus, Calliopsis, Cynoglosum, Cosmos, Dahlia, Daisies, Delphiniums, Dianthus, Didiscus, Dimorphotheca, Dusty Miller, Fountain Grass, Gazania, Gloriosa Daisy, Geranium, Gourds, Gypsophilia, Helichrysum, Impatiens, Ipomoea, Larkspur, Lavender, Marigold, Nasturtium, Passiflora, Phlox, Petunia, Platycondon, Portucula, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Salpaglossis, Scabiosa, Statica, Sweet Sultan, Tithonia, Thumbergia, Torenia, Sunflower and Zinnia.
Remember this list is from 1994, please check Sunset Western Gardens for more information on plant names and more importantly for drought tolerance.