Category: Plants I Love

Flora Friday Favs

For this #florafriday I’m excited about leaf color, especially bronzes and greens. As the cold weather starts to settle in and fewer and fewer blooms remain  I find myself noticing the hardworking foliage plants in the yard. Three that seem…

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day-November

This GBBD is a really good example of the confusion the weather in California causes. Because we have such a warm climate and long growing season, I see things blooming that I would often expect to be done this time…

Fall is almost here

The change of seasons on the Central Coast is a slow, subtle process, but they do change. For the past week or so I’ve notice fall creeping up the hill on my drive to work. The hills would normally be…

Colorful Cool Season Veggies

Now is a great time to start cool season vegetables from seed. For most people, the spring/summer vegetable garden is the most favored because of the variety of plants that can be grown. With fewer choices for cool season, the…

Rudbeckia and Gaillardia

I find that this time of year many gardens start to look a bit sad. Once we get a few weeks of sustained heat here on the Central Coast, many annuals start to wither. Once the heat starts to push…

Will There be Corn?

My corn now stands about 5 feet tall and the tassel at the top has begun to open up fully. The sticky silk dangles from the emerging ears below. It seems to be doing what it should be doing. Yet,…

Babiana in Blue

I recently found this adorable little surprise in my garden poking up from between some wild marjoram. As always with most bulbs, I had completely forgotten planting them and am always a little shocked when they appear. Having to battle…

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