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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 …

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Down low in the garden

Last week I posted some close up photos of the flowers in my garden. This week I decided to get down low and take shots from another angle. I only lasted a short while out there, because it is rather hot out there, and when you are a woman “of a certain age” the heat …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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April Garden Update

I have been busy busy busy in the garden, hence there haven’t been many blogs the last month. The pile of dead grass is gone and the space leveled. The freesias and plum tree are done blooming for the year, but there are so many beautiful and exciting things happening in the rest of the …

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Garden Update for March

I know most of you are laughing at us here in California for a paltry 5″ of rain in one weekend. But for us that is a lot. While we needed it desperately, we didn’t need it all at once. If that was spread out over a few weeks or even a month it would …

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February Garden Update

I have been taking some time to focus on That Recipe lately so this blog has gotten neglected. But as it is the beginning of the month I needed to update my garden pictures. Even if no one else is interested this is going to be a good reference for me in the future. And …

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Planting time already?!

I was doing a little puttering in the garden this morning and got to thinking about what I am going to do in my edible garden this year. Which led me to wonder when I should start sowing seeds indoors. So, I came in and looked it up. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac it is …

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January Garden Update

Time for another update on the garden. While we aren’t blanketed in a foot of snow like some of you in the East Coast (sorry to rub it in), the garden does look a little drab right now. Well, it did until I started looking closely. Not only are all the plants cut back around …

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December Garden Update

Another month, another entry for my gardening calendar. It is amazing the difference a few hours can make this time of year. It was a brisk but beautiful sunny morning so we went outside early to play (J) and garden (me). I quickly took some quick pictures, emptied my compost bin and refilled it with …

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