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


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 […]

Feeding Baby Chicks

Food, water, what else do chicks need?

Food, water, and a mirror. What else do chicks need?

Chicks grow from tiny fluffy balls to egg-laying hens in five months. It is amazing how their little bodies turn chicken feed into feathers, muscle, and energy. It is important that they’re fed the highest quality feed to meet their needs. While we feed […]

Sustainable Living-All Too Familiar


Victory gardens, living off the land, sustainable living, I’ve lived through them all. I’m of an age where everything seems familiar. The terms “sustainable living” and “sustainable gardening” are thrown around today but are déjà vu to many of us “mature adults”. For those of us who took to the hills in the 60’s, it […]

A Love-Hate Relationship with Nature

A vulture suns himself on a neighbor's roof.

A vulture suns himself on a neighbor's roof.

Like many gardeners, I have a love-hate relationship with nature. While I enjoy observing and just “being” in the garden, I struggle with my inclination to “fool with” Mother Nature and her animals. Our garden is filled with wild creatures. The open space beyond our deer-fence […]