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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

           

Resolutions to make gardening easier

Drought tolerant plants save water and time to make gardening easier. Australian plants like the Kangaroo Paw are drought tolerant.

With a little thought and planning and a few resolutions, you can make gardening easier and more enjoyable. Resolutions are sometimes needed to achieve this goal. Things like buying and planting plants that need less deadheading is one resolutions. Planting more native plants is another. Seeds of edible plants will be planted on a “staggered schedule” so that less will be wasted is also on my list. I’ll look for ways like reducing the use of insectcides and fertilizer to make more pleasurable time in the garden. […]

Gardening in February along the Central Coast

February is the time to start garden on the Central Coast. Weeding now saves work later on. Many drought-tolerant plants are best planted now when the soil is moist. Fertilize with slow-released fertilizer. Passion vines can be planted now along the coast. […]

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. […]

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 […]

A Sustainable Year in the Garden

Australian Plants are Drought Tolerant

Australian Plants are Drought Tolerant

I wrote some garden resolutions a few years ago for our local newspaper and the ones regarding sustainability are still relevent. We hear the word “sustainable” referring to buying food grown close to home, using less energy, and generally, demanding less of the environment in our daily life. Sustainability […]