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  • 1 Dec

    Grapes in December

    Posted by: Roxana
    Such a surprise to walk out in the garden for December 1st, and see little grapes growing on the vine! I thought I would have to wait until spring or summer. I hope they make it through the coming winter months, even if our temperature is generally moderate for the winter. 
  • 5 Nov

    Planting and Gathering

    Posted by: Cheryl M.
    05,11,18 Most of the ‘Red Star’ Cordyline that I planted as cuttings have taken and I have started to plant the out either in the garden or in pots for indoors.  Cordyline’s galore about 20 of them!    Not to be out done, the purple climbing beans are producing, could say ‘bucket ...
  • 26 Oct

    Pothos

    Posted by: Little L.
    I don't know how to use this site properly but I need to go ahead and document this before I forget and just give up on it all together.  Yea I know...my brain is just messy and out of control. Rainy afternoon walk to Whitley's florist was amazing.  I stumbled upon a great place to acquire ...
  • 13 Oct

    Front Yard, Grass Improvement

    Posted by: Roxana
    Last night It rained, thundered, and the sky lite up with lightening! This is so unusual in Southern California. I wonder if we are still in a drought. Perhaps our lawn will be greener before January or February. I was thinking we had to take out the whole lawn area and replace it with red bark ...
  • 26 Sep

    Tomatoes in Autumn

    Posted by: Roxana
    Although our summer tomatoes are gone, this bush seems to have one last harvest! The tomatoes are green thus far, but I hope they ripen. I last counted 25 of them.
  • 20 Sep

    Grape Harvest Coming to an End

    Posted by: Roxana
    We were so very happy with our grapes this year! They were sweet and tender, with a melt in your mouth skin. We will have to get used to store bought grapes again, until we try planting and harvesting grapes again.
  • 15 Sep

    Greener Lawn Days

    Posted by: Roxana
    Red Dog is sitting on our green lawn. We are trying to get this lawn back to greener days after these few years of water rationing and drought in many Southern California cities.
  • 4 Aug

    Broccoli

    Posted by: Chris C.
    Plant broccoli 
  • 30 Jul

    Grapes in July

    Posted by: Roxana
    These grapes have been ready since mid July. We have been blessed this year with a great crop.
  • 7 Jun

    Grape Ladder Make-Shift Trellis

    Posted by: Roxana
    Here is the ladder my husband put in as a make-shift trellis to allow the grapes to have a wider span. (Also to not interude on the neighbor's fence.) Thus far, this seems to be working. 
  • 3 Jun

    Just starting

    Posted by: Amy F.
    I know next to nothing about plants.  I never really had much of an interest, the garden was always my Dad's domain, but recently I've been diagnosed with a mobility disorder.  Certain tasks are very difficult and there is no cure- the only thing that might help is certain "low impact" exercises. ...
  • 24 May

    Jasmine Everywhere!

    Posted by: Roxana
    This time of year, we are seeing our jasmine thrive! It smells wondeful, especially in the early evening.
  • 22 May

    What is this plant.

    Posted by: Snejina S.
    I hope someone will recognise it!
  • 14 May

    What is this plant?

    Posted by: Stephanie M.
    PLEASE HELP! I have taken this pic and an actual leaf to multiple garden centers. No one can give me an answer.
  • 30 Apr

    what is this plant?

    Posted by: Elizabeth K.
    I have recently moved into a home that has plants unusual for our area (upper midwest, USA). This plant is near the house foundation. The feathery leaves are very soft, not stiff like a pine needle. Any ideas what it is? The snow is mostly gone here on 4/30/2018.  Uncertain how the center buds ...
  • 29 Apr
  • 24 Apr

    New Orchid Bulbs

    Posted by: Roxana
    I have noticed this past week that I have two more new orchid bulbs! This will be the third year these orchids keep producing. 
  • 24 Apr

    Yellow Crooked Squash First Flower

    Posted by: Roxana
    I am so happy to see the first flower growth on the crooked yellow squash. We bought the plant from a garden center about two weeks ago and planted it in our back yard garden.
  • 22 Apr

    Collard Greens in the Crock Pot Stew

    Posted by: Roxana
    Just harvested some of our collard greens. We cooked a stew of red beans and ham in the crock pot and added cut-up pieces of the greens to the stew the last two hours of cooking time. It worked out great! Next time we might try doing it with kale. We are trying to develop some better eating ...
  • 20 Apr

    New Entrance to Our Garden: Garden Owl

    Posted by: Roxana
    We added an owl to our garden entrance cicular sign blocks.
  • 18 Apr

    Fruitless Tangerine Tree Intertwining with California Lilac Bush

    Posted by: Roxana
    All these bees are buzzing around the tangerine tree, now that the lilac bush is close by-- swarming with bees. Could this help pollinate our tangerine tree?
  • 16 Apr

    Spring Update: Losses and new additions

    Posted by: Alexa A.
    After a mild Winter, and the beginning of a somewhat conservative Spring, we took stock of the garden babies, and went to see what had survived and what had not. The patio tubs had been kept on the patio, but moved under the porch, so the worst of the weather (and the frost) could not touch them. ...
  • 16 Apr

    Tiny Grapes Growing Close Up

    Posted by: Roxana
    Our tiny grapes are progressing nicely. 
  • 16 Apr

    Lizard Garden in an Empty Pot

    Posted by: Roxana
    This is a cute picture of a lizard in our garden sunning himself in an empty pot.
  • 7 Apr

    Crooked Neck Squash

    Posted by: Roxana
    We planted this crooked neck squash this week. We hope that it yields a good crop with the recent onset of some rains.
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