This Forex pole bean in flower made the gray skies of "June gloom" a little brighter.
It's official. I've completely lost control of the keyhole garden.
These beauties are Allure, a bicolor organic synergistic sweet corn that can only be described as the purest, sweetest form of corn decadence.
A little time and less than $20 made this cool window box planter (TL/DR: Click here to skip straight to the instructions) Our house is a 1950’s single story California ranch. Long and low, it has lots of big windows that bring in fresh air and light keeping the house cool in the summer and naturally lit in the winter. The guest bathroom has a large window with a view out across the deck down to the orange grove. The [keep reading...]
Grandpa always said "plant onions on the first day of spring, harvest them on the first day of fall." But here in the southwest, the first day of winter and summer are more like it.
An aeonium in the new succulent garden I'm creating. The light through the yucca tree hit it in just such a way to bring together the colors and symmetry in an almost hypnotic display.
It's always fun to see how the vegetable garden has changed over the season. Here are some photos of mine on the first and last days of spring 2020.
If you love authentic dill pickles, there's nothing better or simpler to make than old fashioned deli-style summer pickles. This recipe dates back to 1900 and uses just a few spices and natural fermentation to make some of the best homemade pickles you'll ever taste. No refrigeration or fancy gadgets required.
I turned a drab wood walkway into a cool, colorful path through the tropical garden in a couple days for under $20. Here's how I did it.
All of our gardens -- shade, tropical, native, fragrance and dry -- are at their peak right now. Can you identify which flower lives in which garden?