Eco Friendly Gardening

The Ugly Lettuce Monolith

Scroll down to the bottom is you just want to see the supplies list. I spent much of Saturday working on this monolith. Pretty ugly, right? It will get better, though. (Hopefully.) The reason for my creating this hideous, compost…

Green is Thrifty

This post is in participation of the second annual “Gardeners Sustainable Living Project” hosted over at Thanks for Today.  Stop by the blog to see the wonderful collection of links to all the blogs that are participating in this project.…

It’s Time Baby, It’s Time

Last night during a break in the storm, I heard them. At a distance at first, then in the backyard and soon right beneath my window. The rain had been deafening just minutes before, so it’s no surprise they waited.…

Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.

I couldn’t help but join my fellow gardeners with posts airing a bit of their dirty laundry. You know why? Because at some point during the year, we’ve all got some. Here is my most recent bit of what some…

Native Plant Roll Call

I’ve decided to take the Native Plant Challenge issued over on Garden Smackdown. Andrew Keys (@oakleafgreen … do follow, you won’t be sorry) created a roll call of all the natives in his garden to help bring awareness to these…

In praise of volunteers

As our week-long rains continue, I find myself standing at the backdoor surveying the weeds from the shelter of my kitchen. As the water puddles continue to grow, I know it will be a while before I’ll be able to…

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…

To Bee or Not to Be

In February of 2008, Haagen-Dazs launched a campaign to bring awareness to the plight of the honeybee. Complete with an absolutely adorable website,viral video and a donation program, the company helped spread the word about the problem with Colony Collapse…

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