Author: Kat

Fall Back!

I’m always slightly torn between “Yay… an extra hour of sleep” and “Boo… it’s dark when I get home.” The end of daylight saving time certainly curtails a lot of gardening activity for me. Any real gardening has to be…

Succulent Fountain

The drought in California has made for some interesting garden challenges this year. We are now currently in Stage 3 where I live which means even fountains that recirculate water should be turned off. So what does one do with…

Why You Should Grow Cool Season Vegetables

California’s Central Coast has a long growing season which allows us to divide our vegetable plantings into two time frames; warm season and cool season. Warm season crops are tender plants that would be killed off by frost like tomatoes,…

Gifts Inspired by Art and Nature

  The Earth without art is just ‘EH’. I’ve often done a roundup of some of my favorite gifts for gardeners found on Etsy this time of year. This year, I want to do something a little different. My love…

Bonsai! Succulents!

Don’t get me wrong. I love actual bonsai plants in bonsai pots. But I do think they also look fabulous with succulents. (Plus they are so much easier to take care of). So when we got in a new shipment…

If You Grow Only One Pepper

California is in a pretty serious drought right now so I’ve scaled back my vegetable garden considerably, choosing to focus on maintaining larger plants like fruit trees and shrubs with the water I use. I have limited myself to only…

Before You Post Challenge

“Let’s put the social back in Social Media and the responsibility back where it belongs–with us.” I follow  many passionate, opinionated friends on Facebook. My newsfeed is constantly flooded with posts about saving animals, banning pesticides, stopping fracking, etc. which…

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