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Blooming-May

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

Harvesting-May

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

           

Cambria’s Water Shortage No Small Deal

Sweetpea bush

Agapanthus “Peter Pan”

We. in Cambria, a little village on the ocean between S.F. and L.A. are experiencing a severe drought. Our water district board, the Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) has prohibited the use of potable (treated) water on our landscapes. Here is the notice we received:

“Effective immediately the CCSD is implementing […]

Water Issue in Cambria – No Water for Gardens

Limonium, also called Statice, or sea lavender, is a drought tolerant plant that grows well in partial shade and sun. Makes great dry arrangements.

Limonium, also called Statice, or sea lavender, is a drought tolerant plant that grows well in partial shade and sun. Makes great dry arrangements.

 

I wrote this article for the Cambrian (local publication) in October. Many people commented on it to me so I decided to pass it on to you who read […]

Back In the Garden Again

Lee, wearing her brace, visits the nursery.

Lee, wearing her brace, visits the nursery.

 

I once wrote that I was a “Terrible Garden Blogger”. I was referring to the fact that I just couldn’t get into a daily or weekly routine but wrote a blog when I was inspired. When I broke my hip last February, I had no idea […]

A Peacock Comes to Visit

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Randy flares his beautiful tail to impress us.

 

We have a peacock, named Randy, that wanders through the little village of Cambria. He has been seen walking along Main Street and through various neighborhoods. Originally, Randy lived at Linn’s farmhouse, five miles out on Santa Rosa Creek Road; the place where they sell […]

A Fall in the Garden

Marilyn and Star Boy

“I didn’t mean to do it!”

I’ve had to put aside my computer for the last month. I took a fall in the garden and have been in the hospital for the last four weeks. Early one beautiful morning in late February, I broke my hip. I’d taken the labradoodle puppy, Marilyn, the one […]

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 […]

Happy Mother’s Day to Chicken Lovers

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Happy Mothers Day to those of you who have mothered and will always mother, and who understand the maternal instincts that are so apparent in hens. It is really so touching.

I took this picture off the internet last year. I’d love to give credit to whoever took it and a hearty thanks for 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! […]

Cambria’s Scarecrow and Harvest Festival

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Welcome to the Cambria Scarecrow Festival

 

 

For the past three years the creative residents of Cambria have put their talents to work to create over 200 stuffed and wired fantastical and real-life creatures to decorate our little village by the sea. Up and down Main Street and along Moonstone Drive you’ll find […]

A Visit to Duke Gardens-Across the U.S.

Purple Allium in Duke Gardens

Those Allium are something special!

I’ve spent a few hours a day in the garden this week. Partly because it was neglected due to our trip across the U.S. to visit sons and granddaughters. I always hate to leave home. I don’t like leaving those dear labradoodles to which we have become very attached. […]