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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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Mini Mushroom Kingdom Garden for Your Yard

As I may have mentioned a few times, J has a slight obsession with Super Mario right now. He has also noticed me pinning cute pictures of Fairy Gardens and he immediately wanted one! So, I put the two together and came up with this Mini Mushroom Kingdom Garden. I also thought it would be …

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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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The pile is slowly disappearing

I have been slowly scraping off the dirt from the grass we tore up from the front yard three weeks ago, dirt in a pile and grass in the green barrel, but not more than 1/2 full or the trash can will break when they try to dump it on pick up day. Then I …

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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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Goodbye Front Lawn, Hello California Native Plants

Save water and increase curb appeal by switching from turf grass to California native plants in a front yard. Drought tolerant landscaping.

Two weeks ago we were playing out front and I casually mentioned that I would like to rip out some more half dead grass and just put in more native plants. My husband looked at the space and said “Next weekend”. “Yes, honey, next weekend is your birthday and your last days off until May.” Well, the …

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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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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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