lef growing on California Lilac
Gardening, Photography

January 2016 – Garden Photos

I know it is February 3rd, and I am just now posting January Garden Photos. I could have backdated the post by a few days, but the truth is I just now got them edited to put up. January in a California native garden is actually just the beginning of a magical time. Especially if… Continue reading January 2016 – Garden Photos

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October 2014 Garden Update

Ah Fall! The time of regrowth in my garden. Yes, I said regrowth. Many people quip that we don't have seasons in California, but that isn't true. We do, it's just a little different from the way many people who are more familiar with the traditional four seasons are used to. We have three seasons… Continue reading October 2014 Garden Update

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DIY: Self Watering Planter

My yard is mostly clay. Attempting to grow anything other than native plants can be quite difficult without a lot of soil amendments and water. So, for the last few years I have been experimenting with container gardening for my edibles. This year was another dismal year. The plants started with such promise, but ended… Continue reading DIY: Self Watering Planter

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September Garden Update

I have been sneaking out early in the morning to get a little work done in the garden because it is still hot here by 10 a.m. And with Hurricane Norbert heading north it is going to be pretty humid for the next few days. Fingers crossed that it will bring us some desperately needed… Continue reading September Garden Update

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May 2014 Garden Update

This is a busy beautiful time in my yard. I got the lawn organically treated a few weeks ago and I finally trimmed the monster tree in the front yard - I wasn't spending $250! M is still not thrilled the roots of the tree are breaking through the grass, but now that the lawn… Continue reading May 2014 Garden Update