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
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… Continue reading April Garden Update
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… Continue reading Garden Update for March
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… Continue reading February Garden Update
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… Continue reading Planting time already?!
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… Continue reading January 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… Continue reading December Garden Update
The garden is in transition right now. Many of the natives are getting ready to start their growing since summer is more like winter elsewhere in that California natives go dormant in the summer to withstand the heat and lack of rainfall. Once the rains start, they start growing. I am switching the edible garden… Continue reading November Garden Update