The easiest part of this blog was the title. Which is in fact somewhat misleading because GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism, when actually I want to share with you may musings on genetically engineered organisms. So, whats the difference?
Hardscaping is hard! It’s that part of gardening that doesn’t really involve plants or even soil. It’s hard on your hands, your back and especially your wallet. But hardscaping is literally the back bone of the garden design – the
The lawn is dead – or perhaps not – we’ll know for certain after the rains come, but it sure looks deader than a dead thing, and I’m fairly confident that we’ve blasted most of those weeds seeds. So now
When the weather is as good as it is here, you tend to use outside as another room or rooms. My grand plan for taking out the lawn involves creating a living room and a dining room outside. Eventually, I
I’ve decided that having a Californian native plant garden and gardening with Californian native plants is two totally different things. For me, the latter means to use natives plants in your garden to show off their beauty and also enhance
Be prepared – this is going to be a rant! We have been invaded by ground squirrels and they are eating EVERYTHING! As we moved out of April and into May the garden thrived. The application and armatic torture of
For want of another name, I’ve been calling the 20’X25′ patch of grass and weeds at the back of the house “the lawn.” The weeds, burr clovers, dandelions, thistles and bermuda grass were mown and watered and from a distance
The heat is too much for the lettuce, and I’m down to one pot near the back door. You’d think its proximity to the house would keep it safe but yesterday morning we caught the lettuce theif in the act!
We have a wonderful Washington Navel Orange tree in your yard. In fact the oranges are so good that I am ruined for shop-bought oranges. Once these oranges are gone I probably won’t eat another orange until next January. But
This week I dug out my lettuce soup recipe. I usually do this about a week or two before I dig out the entire lettuce crop (or at least those plants that I’m not seed saving from.) And why, you