garden

Summer (Garden) Dreamin’

We had a simply gorgeous day here in Northern California. After Pops and I took our baby Bubbaloo for his morning walk, I spent some much needed time working in the yard. When I say “much needed”, I don’t mean that the yard necessarily needed work but more that I needed the time out there. […] Read more…

Ranch Protea Garden

Here, at the Ranch, our friend Larry has a parcel that has been in his family since the early 70s. His Uncle, after visiting the Blue Mountains in Australia and seeing the beautiful protea plants growing there, decided the climate at this Ranch parcel was similar. Larry’s uncle, after returning from Australia, began an incredible […] Read more…

Growing Garlic

September is garlic planting time! Until last fall, I had never even thought about planting garlic. I just happened to come across a small packet of bulbs at the nursery and decided to give it a go. I put a couple (literally 2) cloves in the ground last fall and this July I harvested 2 […] Read more…

One Man’s Junk…another Garden’s Treasure

This is what one of the outside walls of my studio looks like: Just a bunch of random junk stuff I’ve accumulated throughout the years. In fact, a lot of this “stuff” has been given to me. I truly have a hard time turning down anything free – anything at all. I always try to […] Read more…

Catch UP

Yesterday was my first full day around the homestead in weeks. It felt so nice to get the house clean and in order, get laundry done, the refrigerator cleaned out and at least take a look around the garden to see all the blooming I’ve been missing while we’ve been away. It’s really starting to […] Read more…

Perfection

Perfection is overrated….I don’t do perfection – not because I don’t want to, but because I find it utterly impossible to attain that goal – in my garden, my life, my blog, etc. So, I stick with the best I can do at this moment. For instance, in my garden, I wish I had one […] Read more…

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