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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

           

Tulips in Amsterdam

The story of tulips in Holland and the yearly “living catalogue” display of flowering bulbs at Keukenhof Park in April and May is a “not to be missed”. During the 1600’s, “Tulip Mania” took over in Amsterdam and tulips were being sold for outrageous sums. Still the bulb growing capital of the world, Amsterdam is a colorful and fascinating experience for travelers. […]

Planting Vegetables In Your Flower Beds

Rhubarb in flower bed.

Rhubarb in flower bed.

You can grow vegetables in greenhouses, raised beds, mounded beds, rows, and in containers. You can plant a “French-intensive” garden or a formal kitchen “parterre”. But if you don’t have the space to dedicate exclusively to vegetables, consider tucking seasonal vegetables in and around your landscape plantings. Planting vegetables among […]

How Does Your Mediterranean Garden Grow?

Urn

Spanish Lavender

Heady fragrance of the pink jasmine vines, dripping with fragrant clusters of blossoms, surrounded the hilltop bed and breakfast in Napa Valley. Mediterranean plants in terraced gardens were in full bloom. Most of the vegetation planted under the oaks and in beds around the inn were deer resistant and drought tolerant. They […]