Category: Gardening

Autumn’s Beauty Wreath: A Story of Trial and Error

Autumn's Beauty Wreath: Using seed pods and dried flowers and fruit to create a fall door wreath. Autumn Door Wreath. California Native Plants.

Using seed pods and dried flowers and fruit to create a fall door wreath.

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Fun Garden Sign

We have had some of our giant lilac plants die in the yard this year, leaving big empty spots. I can replant them, but it will take awhile for them to get that big again, so my husband and I decided to add some fun decorations to brighten up the yard and fill in. The …

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Photos of My Favorite California Native Plants

Photos of California Native Plants in a home landscape. Toyon, Chitalpa, Arctostaphylos, Ceanothus, Zauschneria, Erigeron

In honor of California Native Plant Week I thought I’d share with you some photos of my favorite California native plants, all of which just so happen to be in my backyard.   Last week I posted some photos of the overall landscape in place in our yard since we switched to a drought tolerant …

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Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants

Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants: having a water wise garden doesn't have to be rocks and cacti.

While Northern California may have received plenty of rain this winter, the El Nino seems to have missed Southern California again this year. While we did get more precipitation than we have in the past few years we are still in a drought and we will be for the foreseeable future. Homeowners and businesses would …

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Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath

Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath - festive gardening themed wreath made from an old hose and some colorful kids gardening tools.

It’s almost a new month which means it is almost time for a new wreath on my front door. This time around I went with something I saw on Pinterest years ago: a Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath. Gray isn’t exactly my first color choice for this, but the whole idea behind my wreaths this year …

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Funny Gardening Memes Just in Time for Spring Planting

Funny Spring Gardening meme collage

Funny Spring Gardening Memes that all gardeners will appreciate, without having to pull any weeds.

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Gorgeous Greens – Spring Garden Photos

Gorgeous Greens - Spring Garden Photos - strawberries, grapes, peas, manzanitas, coffeeberry

In honor of St Patrick’s Day and the first day of Spring right around the corner, I thought I ‘d share some gorgeous green spring garden photos with you.             Related Post October 2014 Garden Update Getting ready for the Tour of California A Blogger’s Challenge: knowing when to DIY …

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Butterflies and Bees in the Garden

Papilio eurymedon in Salvia (pale swallowtail butterfly in sage blossoms)

Whenever I do a photo post I try to  link up on Photo Friday over at Pierced Wonderings. Even when I don’t link up I like to go look at the gorgeous pictures Jen and the others share. Last week I was awed by the critter photos on Inspired by June. I was amazed at …

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