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


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. […]

April Gardening on the Central Coast

April Garden is Coming Alive!

I first wrote this article for the SLO Master Gardeners “Question and Answer” column for The Tribune. I don’t make up this information and because I don’t have experience with planting in the warmer regions of the county, I used a handy little guide put together by the SLO Master Gardeners called “The Gardener’s Journal” […]

Do Plants Really Clean the Air?

Pathos is an "Easy to Grow" Air Cleaner

Pathos is an "Easy to Grow" Air Cleaner

Now, we gardeners all know that plants breathe. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen through tiny holes on the underside of leaves. But do they actually clean the air? Are they really “botanically vacuum cleaners”?

I wrote in my column “A Gardener’s Notebook” in the […]