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 […]
Ugh! Yech! Blah! When did I move from a beautiful sunny inland down with delightfully cooling ocean breezes coming through the mountain gaps every evening. To hot and humid disgustingness! I may as well be living in hurricane alley. Lest you think I am exaggerating about the weather, here is what happened to a cup […]
I went for a quick ride this morning to buy the Sunday paper. I haven’t been on the bike in over two months. And of course both tires needed air, sigh. I finally got on my way and boy did that feel …weird! Look, no trailer! After dragging it (25 pounds) and, more often than not, J and […]
Although if you see this growing in your garden you may not be so thrilled. Queue the theme song from Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Or maybe its Little Green Men from Mars instead. Maybe I need some therapy too.
Happy 4th of July. If you are outside of the United States it is business as usual for you. Here in the US of A it is a pretty big deal. Parades, barbecues, fireworks. Not for us though. We don’t enjoy crowds and anywhere we’d like to go will be packed today. I might look out the […]
I am lazy, and tired and my garden is actually doing amazingly well right now, so it is picture post time again! Plus this helps me log my progress for next year. I had given up hope on my asparagus coming up this year, then lo and behold look who decided to show up after all. […]
Some pictures from my backyard. One of my favorite California native, Apache plume. pretty white flowers in spring that turn into fluff balls in summer and fall. This bush is buzzing! Happy Happy bees enjoying the Ceonothus. Watermelons are thriving. So are the beets and carrots. Green beans, eh, not so much. At least a few are […]
For the past few years I have tried to keep notes on what I do in the garden in a spiral bound notebook. Things I have put in are when I trim, what I plant and when, when things start blooming, etc. The problem is I start out pretty well in early spring and then I […]