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


Fall Means Changes in the Garden

Japanese Maples are Turning Colors

"Tillie" the Labradoodle and Planter Boxes

For the last month or two I’ve been in maintenance mode in my garden. Lots of deadheading and watering. Inspiration for new planting has eluded me. Most likely this is because, according to official data, we got only four sunny days here in Cambria, in all of July […]

Harvesting and Drying Apples Along the Coast


Apple Peeler, Corer, and Slicer

It’s been too cool along the coast this summer to do much gardening. I’ve been sitting around watching the powdery mildew cover my zucchini leaves and my green tomatoes languish on the vine. The quail eat seeds faster than I can get them in the ground so I’ve decided […]