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We are California-based writers, garden designers and friends who recently collaborated on our first book, Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces. On this website, you’ll find information about our new book, upcoming speaking engagements and design work. Reviewers, go here to download high res photos and video for Garden Up!

News: Plant A Garcinia Cambogia Fruit

Cambodge or Garciniagummi-gutta or widely known as garciniacambogia is a tropical fruit which natively grow in Indonesia. This small pumpkin-like fruit commonly appears in greenish or yellowish color and it is often recognized as brindleberry, Malabar or tamarind. Despite of its numerous names, the fruit has received quite reputation as an effective natural weight-loss supplement due to the hidroxy citric acid which could work as an appetite suppressant. Although the role has not been fully acceted since there is no clinical evidence to support the claim, the fruit is still popular as the cooking ingredient for curries. So, no matter what your purpose for consuming this fruit, here is the easy way on how to plant a garcinia cambogia fruit.

At the beginning, you are offered with the two choices on how to plant a garcinia cambogia fruit. You could just buy the grafted tree or planting it from the seed where the first one is more preferable since it is a lot more practice and surely faster. Selecting the first method would only spend you three to four years to grow the flower while preferring the seedlings could spend you seven years longer than having it from the grafted tree. Whether the first or second option that you choose, prefer the protected and sandy loam location where the sun could always rain it.

After that, dig a hole before you put and mix about 10 pounds of composed manure with the soil. Give the range for your garcinia cambogia about 30 feet or more with the other plant so that the growth and absorption would not be disturbed and distracted from the other plants. By leaving the graft union less than a couple of inches above the ground; routinely water it with the considerable amount while always keeping your garcinia from unwanted interference. After a year, give the tree with another 10 pounds of composted manure. Always remember to gradually increase the amount until it becomes the full tree.


Finally, inspect your garcinia cambogia when producing the four-red or yellow petal; it depends on the season after all. After four or five months, particularly at the midsummer, your tree would produce the apple-sized green, yellow or red fruits. Let the fruit grow and fall by itself since it indicates the ripeness of the garciniacambogia fruit. After all, there is no meaningful difficulty in planting the garciniacambogia fruit since it requires no special treatment other than what have been mentioned previously.

What's New!

Garden Up! Is an Amazon "Best Books of 2011" selection

Rebecca to speak at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show on March 25 on "Creating Harmony in the Garden"

Susan to speak at Playful Digs in Napa Valley on March 31 on Vertical Gardening

Watch Susan and Rebecca on PBS's Growing a Greener World talk about Small Space Gardening


2011 Print Media

Horticulture 'Design Perspectives' column by Rebecca, January through December

Alaska Airlines Magazine. Author Debra Prinzing quotes Susan and Rebecca for an article entitled 'Do More with Your Landscape', March issue


The American Gardener by the American Horticultural Society Garden Up! excerpt on Garden Secrets, March issue


Woman's Day Specialty Publications 'Skinny Spaces' article by Susan and Rebecca, March issue


Fine Gardening, 'Plant This, Not That' feature article by Susan, March/April issue


APLD The Designer Garden Up! excerpt on Skinny Space Design, Spring issue


Horticulture Garden Up! excerpt on Living Walls, June issue


Cottages and Bungalows article in the July/August issue


Sunset Magazine recommends Garden Up! In the October issue