Monthly Archives: March 2017

YouTube: Flowering Bulbs for Bees

Irises show up just in time for Easter.

Honeylove and Gardenerd bring you yet another video in the Plants for Pollinators Series. In this video we show you which bulbs are great for growing for the bees and other pollinators in your garden. Find out some of our … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, What's Growin' On | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Review: The Spirit of Stone

The Spirit of Stone shares design ideas for home gardeners.

The Spirit of Stone by Jan Johnsen takes a look at stone from both the aesthetic and functional perspective. The author uses her own 30+ years of experience in landscaping to share hardscape ideas for home gardeners. Boulders can be … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, What's Growin' On | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Contest: America’s Best Gardener

Seedlingers makes biodegradable pots and all-natural fertilizers.

Want to win $10,000? Sign up to participate in the 2017 ‘America’s Best Gardener’ Contest. The 2017 ‘America’s Best Gardener’ contest, presented by Seedlingers, will be working with garden writers from around the United States (including yours truly) to select … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, What's Growin' On | Tagged | Leave a comment

Recipe: Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb compote on crackers or toast or home made bread or...

Rhubarb is known for being the first vegetable ready to harvest from the spring garden. Well before strawberries or other sweet fruits are available to make jam, rhubarb stands tall, awaiting your imagination. As a first-timer, I had no idea … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, What's Growin' On | Tagged , | 4 Comments

YouTube: Wildflowers for Bees

Bee on a cardoon

This week’s YouTube video shares tips about what wildflowers to grow to encourage and feed bees and other pollinators in your garden. Wildflowers are easy to grow, most of the time you just scatter seeds before a rain comes and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, What's Growin' On | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Spring Cometh

At last!  A Winnetka Purple artichoke emerges from the plant. We started this from seeds from the Seed Library of Los Angeles. It worked!

It’s transition time as spring nudges gardeners into action. Winter crops are finishing up, making room for warm and hot-weather crops here in Los Angeles. While other parts of the country are still knee-deep in snow, we’re well into the … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, What's Growin' On | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Spring Seed Favorites for 2017

Tesuque is the traditional pepper used for making chili powder in New Mexico.

Oh, the gardenerd’s dilemma. So many seeds, so little space. We’re not here to help, we’re here to commiserate. In fact, we’re here to feed the monster. Here are our seed favorites for 2017: Seed Favorites for 2017 Blue Jade … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, What's Growin' On | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

YouTube: Herbs for Bees

Mints, yarrow and squash fill the space.

This week’s YouTube video is all about Herbs for Bees. Find out which herbs to grow for your pollinator population. Christy shares fun facts about borage, and encourages you to let your herb garden flower each season before cutting back. … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, What's Growin' On | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment