Time and Temp


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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


About Lee Oliphant

After retiring, my husband and I moved to a beautiful little village along the central coast of California and built our home. As a garden columnist, and certified Master Gardener, I can now concentrate on learning from others and sharing information on topics that I love: gardening, keeping hens, worm composting, and Australian labradoodles.

I find great joy in the natural environment. I believe that we can work with nature to supplement our need for food, enjoy the beauty of our surroundings, and intensify our emotional connection with the earth. Living a balanced life is a goal I strive to achieve.

Enjoy your visit to my backyard!