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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 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 […]

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 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 […]

Cambria Christmas Market Lights the Spirit-2012

Entrance to the Cambria Pines Lodge

 

Wander through lighted paths leading to the Cambria Christmas Market

 

 

Cambria’s newest event, a German Christmas Market surrounded by garden paths lit with thousands of Christmas lights was a delight, even in the rain last night. The event has gone on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night for weeks and we […]

Australian Labradoodle Puppies Are Here!

Tillie's puppies

Country Matilda Lil Miss Q “Tillie”

Thought I had better explain why I have not been gardening or posting on my garden website. I’ve also ignored the hens a bit. You see, I’ve been helping our lovely labradoodle “Tillie” with her six puppies, born in our bedroom on October 21. The little beauties, three […]

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 […]

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 […]

Growing Olallieberries Along the Coast

Olallieberries hanging on the vine.

Olallieberries hanging on the vine.

I love surprises in the garden. One of them this year has been the appearance of ollalieberries hanging from our two vines. The olallieberry is a biennial, meaning that the berries we are getting this year are from vines that grew last year along wires we strung from one […]

And Now There Are Four……..

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I’ve been engaged in what they call “flock management”. Flock management is one of the responsibilities of having a flock of chickens. It sometimes requires making a difficult decision. The decision of having to “cull” one of my hens has taken over a year for me to make. What a heartless sounding word “cull” is. […]

Tendergreen and Japanese Purple Mustard Growing

Japanese and Komatsuna mustard after thinning.

Japanese and Komatsuna mustard after thinning.

My Komatsuna tendergreen and Japanese Purple Mustard is growing. It has been kind of limping along because our weather has been so cool. I’ve thinned it out and made a wonderful salad with a light oriental dressing. Those tiny tender leaves sell for over $15.00 a pound here. […]