Garden Thoughts

Surprising Squash

I spent most of my childhood covered in dirt and have been a gardener for most of my 51 years. Sometimes it included entire backyard plots while other times were limited to a few containers on the balcony. At this…

So many seeds…

I got a good jump on my seed starting last night. And as always, I planted too many. I always do. No where is my gardening obsession/plant geekery more apparent than with seeds. I just love them. Throughout the year…

Landscaping for the Zombie Apocalypse

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, my thoughts naturally turn to much more pleasant things like the coming zombie apocalypse. I know, I know, it’s a ways off, but still I like to be prepared. Now that…

Why I continue to fail as a gardener.

My poor tomato seeds. I’ve forgotten you in your soak for a bit too long and you decided you couldn’t wait for me any longer. I guess I won’t be saving these seeds for spring. Seed starting and saving has…

What’s wrong with people?

When I started off to Farmer’s Market Saturday morning, I noticed that the flowers in the front yard looked a little sad. It has been horribly windy so I figured they had dried out a bit more quickly than I…

Dude, I’m like totally confused!

The above photo looks like a nice little progression of my Pink Lady’s bloom cycle in spring, but it isn’t. The shots of those three stages were taken yesterday. The tree is in bud, full bloom and has set fruit…

Everything has a season

I haven’t been posting much on the blog as of late. I have been preoccupied with life and life’s changes. I’ve mulled over the contents of this post  for several weeks now trying to decide which aspects to cover and…

Ordering Plants Online

Ordering plants online can be a risky business. Although I find gardeners as a whole to be a reputable bunch, I’m sad to say that most disreputable growers have always been in the mail order plant side and now online…

The Subtlety of the Seasons

It’s easy to miss the changing of the seasons this time of year in California. The hills have been brown for a while so there really isn’t much chance of a seasonal display. The geese aren’t migrating anywhere, but rather…

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