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• African daisies
• California Poppy
• Calendula
• Calla Lily
• Narcissus
• Lavander
• Ivy geranium
• Mexican Sage
• Pride of Madera
• Lantana
• Society garlic
• Wild geranium


• Baby arugula
• Onion and garlic greens
• Thyme
• Rhubarb
• Parsley
• Strawberries


Taking Care of the Labradoodle Puppies

It’s too wet to garden and I’m spending my time raising six Australian Labradoodle puppies. Mind you, I’m not complaining about the rain. We who live along the central coast don’t complain when we get rain. It is so desperately needed to keep our gardens growing and our Monterey Pines thriving.

I Thought my readers might be interested in how the puppies are turning out. Living with six bundles of energy takes up most of my time when I’m not outside digging in the dirt. So if you’ve been following my blog, you know that Matilda (Tillie) has given birth and is now weaning her fluffballs.  They’ll be going to new homes at the end of the year. Little pieces of my heart will go with them.

These puppies come from a long line of hypo-allergenic, non-shedding service dogs. They are gentle animals, intelligent, easy to train, and make loveable pets as well as working dogs. The breeder, Elizabeth Ferris of Country Labradoodlesships them all over the world. It is my job to ready them for the journey and, hopefully, an opportunity to bring love and joy to those around them.

“Twinkletoes” is curious, lovable, happy, and well, adorable.

“Starboy” Big and beautiful. Smart and gentle. He’ll be about 45 lbs.

“Scooter” is small enough to crawl into my lap and fall asleep.

“Hoagie” is a “lover”. Soft, gentle, gorgeous. He’ll weigh about 45 pounds when grown.

Angel is one of the smaller girls. Active and fun-loving.


“Marilyn” Blond and beautiful. A face to die for.



















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