Plants I Love

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…

Sometimes I Get to Play in My Yard!

Like the mechanic that never fixes his own car, my poor yard can suffer terrible neglect in the spring when the nursery is busy. But now that things are winding down, I’ve had the time and energy to play in…

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…

Five Favorite Edibles to Grow

Every winter I pour over gardening catalogs making my selections for the coming year’s growing season. I love finding new and unusual fruits, vegetables and herbs to try. There are, however, some edibles that I simple can’t be without and…

To New Beginnings…

Tired of looking at that grilled cheese sandwich? I know I was. It’s been a while since I posted hasn’t it? Apparently I needed a break. I hadn’t planned it, but around summer of last year I started to lose…

Red Hot Reds

Lately I’ve been seeing red. It’s everywhere I look. Red pots, red furniture, red flowers. But I’m not complaining. I like it and lately have been craving it. It could be because our summer here on the coast has been…

Saving Seed for More Poppies!

Thinking ahead to next year. I already know I want more poppies. More of these girly, ruffly pink ones. Normally girly is not my style in manner or dress. But in plants? That’s a completely different story. I love flowers…

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