I think the California native flowers are finally overtaking the thistle and mustard. A dry winter early and a wet one late may have been just what they needed.
This week is the 2nd anniversary of the keyhole garden. By my estimates, after 725 days of continuous production, we’ve raised 36 crops and harvested over 150 lbs of herbs and veggies from this 50sq ft space.
Every so often, critters, like my mother-in-law, show up uninvited and decide to stay. This time it's something else. Can you tell who the interloper is?
When you live in a state of perpetual drought, there's no better feeling than starting the spring garden with 3(!) rain barrels full of free water.
A white Guinea hen showed up yesterday and made itself at home. It looks like an overweight bowling pin and makes more noise than all the roosters combined.
The only thing better than the smell of a citrus tree in bloom on a clear morning after a rain is the smell of a whole orchard of citrus trees in bloom.
If you've got a problem with pesky trees that keep growing in places you don't want, here's an easy, no dig method to get rid of them once and for all.
A happy 13th hatchday to Gaucho the bantam rooster. He looks as fantastic today as he did when he was just a young cock of the walk. See him on Chickencam.
A little Aeonium volunteer that escaped from the succulent garden. They're pesky here so normally they get tossed. But it looks so good I'm letting it stay (for a while anyway).
The gourds from last year's hanging garden are still drying on the vine, but I'm getting this year's vines started now. This year I'm adding luffa to the mix.