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Blooming-Mar

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

Harvesting-Mar

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

Pinedorado Parade Winner, Cambria Garden Club

The town of Cambria puts on a Pinedorado celebration each year with a parade, carnival, and bar-b-que. The Cambria Garden Club won the Pinederado Parade “Sweepstakes” and sold over $2,000 worth of succulents to support the Lions club. […]

Tulips in Amsterdam

The story of tulips in Holland and the yearly “living catalogue” display of flowering bulbs at Keukenhof Park in April and May is a “not to be missed”. During the 1600’s, “Tulip Mania” took over in Amsterdam and tulips were being sold for outrageous sums. Still the bulb growing capital of the world, Amsterdam is a colorful and fascinating experience for travelers. […]

Homemade Fertilizer Mixture from The Crop Doctor

The plant doctor, Dr Heather Vallier, addressing The Cambria Garden Club

Here is a recipe for a homemade liquid fertilizer shared by Dr. Heather Vallier. The mixture can be easily made in a blender and only require four ingredients. Because it includes ripe bananas which contain potassium, it is best for flowering plants. The mixture can be used every few months in the growing season. […]

Sunset Magazine’s – Savor the Central Coast

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I’ve subscribed to Sunset Magazine since my young “alternative living” days. Long hair, long dresses, a little farm in the hills of the magnificent Marin County. Heavenly…… I still subscribe to Sunset magazine but my lifestyle has changed (a little). There are still chickens running around in the yard but I don’t wear long skirts. […]

More Scarecrows at Cambria Scarecrow Festival

Plein Aire painter scarecrow.

There are many old surfers in Cambria but this was the only one we saw catching a wave this morning. The “real” surfers were standing on the other side of the road, beside their vans, waiting for the waves to come up in the afternoon.

 

 

Scarecrows Keep Coming to Cambria

 

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We’ve had Guests

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Sweetpea and Daisy have a blooming rosebush in their outdoor coop.

 

Last week we had a house full of guests. Our youngest son Milo, was married on our deck overlooking the ocean on a sunny afternoon. Guests wandered through the garden and were entertained by Daisy and Sweetpea. The hens love people and […]

A Wedding in the Garden

A wedding cake for a garden wedding.

Milo and Lea saying their vows in the Cambria sunshine.

My youngest son, Milo, was married in our garden last week to the lovely Lea. She stole his heart a couple of years ago and now they are beginning a new chapter in their lives. The sun came out in time to shine on […]

Scarecrows 2012 Have Taken Over Cambria

A Cambrian Priest welcoming visitors.

The 2012 Cambria Scarecrow Festival, presented by the Cambria Historical Society, is in full swing. We had our first light rain of the season, the dust has settled, the sun is out, and it is a beautiful sunny day in our little coastal town.

To see the “ladies, gentlemen, and creatures” come anytime during the […]

A Garden Tour in Cambria – 2012

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A charming Cambria residence for birds.

Cambria Pines by the Sea is full of gardeners and people come from all around to participate in the Cambria Garden Tour. Cambria has had a garden tour for the past 18 years, but last year the sponsoring group took a break. We were tour deprived last spring! […]

Events for Gardeners This Weekend April 28-29 in Cambria

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There are several events here in Cambria this weekend that should be of great interest to gardeners and appreciators of the beauty of flowers. At the annual wildflower show in the Vet’s Hall at 1000 Main Street, you’ll find hundreds of freshly picked wildflowers for viewing and smelling (if you dare). Wildflowers are picked before […]