Welcome to My
Gardening Journal

You’ll find wonderful gardening tips, advice, and information on this website, primarily focused on our diverse San Francisco Bay Area climate and topography. I’m eager to share all that I’ve learned in my 50+ years in the garden, both as a California Certified Nursery Professional and as an enthusiastic backyard hobbyist.

Browse, enjoy, and don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Thanks and happy gardening!

Buzz Bertolero, The Dirt Gardener

9th Weekend Of the Summer Gardening Season – August 20-21