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Projects! Reduce lawn makeover! Container vegetables!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 Posted in Nurseries, Seeds, bees, butterflies, container gardens, deer, drought, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, trees, vegetables, wildlife | 6 Comments »

Revival! As the rock roses (Pavonia lasiopetala) and Turk’s cap swing back into gear, my ideas hit revival mode, too. Projects are finally in the works.  Last spring, we laid a sandstone path over a section of dead grass, but wanted ...

Transition time for flowers and food

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 Posted in community gardens, destinations, disease, drought, fruit trees, recipes, tomatoes, urban farms, vegetables | 4 Comments »

Valentine’s Day started early with my potted carnation! I love everything about it: color, fragrance, blue-green foliage, long-lasting cut flowers. Drought tough. If anything, they hate too much water, and demand perfect drainage.  Two years ago when I got this ‘Silver ...

Anticipation|Peach trees|Italian design|Insect control|Ponds

Thursday, January 12th, 2012 Posted in Insects, books, bulbs, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, ponds, trees, vegetables, winter color | 7 Comments »

Somebody thinks it’s spring! I treasure fragrant old-fashioned petunias for cascading perfume in my spring and summer patio containers. Warm winter days prompted an energetic splurge at the base of a potted sweet olive (Osmanthus fragrans). Since they’re hard to find, ...

What do you know? Flowers!! + Remarkable Trees w/Matt Turner

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 Posted in Nurseries, books, caterpillars, fall plants, fertilizing, fruit trees, garden design, mulch, native plants | 10 Comments »

My, oh, my. Three days after the rain, I came home to a surprise: flowers! I almost fell over.  Though my oxbloods, tucked into plumbago, have yet to fail me. A week ago, the Salvia greggiis looked on their death bed. “Not ...