“Baby” Cages

I won’t take credit for ideas that aren’t mine, but I won’t hesitate to shamelessly show them here.

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Corinth Grape (Vitis vinifera): On the No Grow List

I sooo wanted this one to work.  I was enchanted by the tasty little grapes and was equally excited that they were Greek in origin.  But alas, it turned out to not live up to our expectations. Continue reading Corinth Grape (Vitis vinifera): On the No Grow List

Our New(est) Arrival!

IMG_20180317_091310_413We recently ripped out a Corinth grape that wouldn’t play nice with its neighbors and are replacing it with something we hope can just get along.  Sometimes you just have to start over.

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Poppies!

29133916_175558039744728_612995324671164416_nDid you know that California Poppies come in colors other than orange?  They can be in shades of cream, pink, and yellow, too!  So far I have the orange and cream popping up, waiting for a few more colors to come soon.

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In the Blink of an Eye…

Okay, a couple of weeks may not qualify as a “blink” to some people, but no matter.  The idea is that things can change so quickly when you aren’t looking, and then when you do look… Hey?!  When did that happen?!

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Storing Leafy Greens

20180220_074735Shocking but true, I don’t always have time to go harvest my leafy greens before each and every meal, nor the desire.  And sometimes, I have to “cheat” and buy my goodies from the store (insert fake gasp here).  Continue reading Storing Leafy Greens

Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum morifolium)

20171029_144304I didn’t use to pay much attention to chrysanthemums in my earlier days.  They just seemed so “common place” and were always the cheap plants at the nursery.  But at some point I decided that my garden needed that quintessential splash of color in the fall, so I thought “what the heck”.

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Protecting Frost Tender Plants

20171221_171349The last time it snowed where I live was December, 1998.  My oldest was my only at that time, and a wee one at that, being only four months old.  The snow was about 1 inch deep, if that much, and was gone in a day.  Continue reading Protecting Frost Tender Plants