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
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
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
Have I lost my mind to go back to trying to write a blog every day for the next month after 5 months off? Probably. But with my little guy back in school full time 5 days a week I hope I might have a bit more time than last year when he was out at… Continue reading Back for another round of NABLOPOMO.
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