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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

Cambria’s Art and Wine Festival 2017

Cambria Art and Wine Festival 2017 - Winning poster by Michael Ackerman

Get set for a fun weekend of wine tasting and art appreciation in the beautiful town seaside town of Cambria, California on Friday, January 27, Saturday the 28, and Sunday January 29, 2017. Stroll the East and West Villages for wine tasting, events,and shopping during the weekend of January 27 – January 29. […]

Plant winter greens now, the ugly way!

Vegetable box with cardboard covering newly planted greens.

I prepared the bed for winter greens by just “raking in” some home-made compost. Nothing fancy. I also sprinkled the soil (before planting) with water to be sure it was moist. I used seeds I’d saved from last spring. They are tiny seeds so they need to be planted near the surface of the soil. The “rule of thumb” is the amount of dirt to cover the seeds should be equal to the size of the seed. When planting tiny seeds must either put dirt though a sieve or do it the lazy way, like I do, and sprinkle a bit of potting soil over them. Covering the soil with torn up Amazon shipping boxes keeps seeds moist until sprouting. […]

Cambria – Labor Day Weekend – Pinedorado

Pinederado, a time-honored tradition will return to Cambria this Labor Day weekend. The 68th Annual Pinedorado Days celebration extends from September 2, through September 5, 2016, offering fun for the whole family. […]

Cambria’s Art and Wine Festival 2016

Cambria’s Art and Wine Festival is happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 29 – 31 in our little Village by the Sea”. For $30 you will be able to stroll and taste all three days and participate in three main pours in the Veterans Memorial Building, Cambria’s Center for the Arts, as well as the Saturday Art Show and Artist’s Faire. […]

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. […]

Australian Labradoodle Happenings

Five Australian labradoodles visiting for a playdate. From left: Mattie, Madelyn, Chloe, Tillie, Cocoa.

Australian labradoodles enjoy socializing with humans as well as with other dogs. We have regular play dates with labradoodles that live in our community. […]

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. […]

The end of labradoodle pups, the beginning of spring.

Garden Clubs visit gardens to get ideas and information about gardening in Cambria, California. The Newcomers Club in Cambria visits our garden and views the labradoodles on the deck. Visitors had questions on drought-tolerent plants, fertilizers, and gophers. […]

Labradoodles Garden Party

Four colors of labradoodles from left to right, cafe, chocolate, red, and cream. Beautiful!

We, who own labradoodles in Cambria, are very proud of our doodles. There are several of us that own them in this town and when we get the chance, we try to get them together in our gardens. […]

Labradoodle Playdate

Four Australian Labradoodles resting after a playing in the garden.

We had four Australian labradoodles in our garden last week. They are such joyous dogs. Running through the garden, smelling all the animal scents left behind by native visitors. They stood staring through the fencing at the chickens. Yes, I kept the hens locked in. Then they collapsed in exhausting on the deck where we […]