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Wordless Wednesday: Winter Solstice

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Winter Solstice is tomorrow, the shortest day of the year. Dark at 4:30 is sad, but it’s temporary. From this point forward, the days get longer. Here we celebrate the beauty of winter even with no snow or frost in sight. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Winter Garden Bliss

As we prep for spring gardening, we enjoy the harvest from our winter garden. Soon it will be time to start seeds, but in the meanwhile, we add compost to existing crops and prune fruit trees, cane berries, and grasses. … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Winter Garden

So many people are shocked to discover that you can grow food in winter. In many places, where the ground freezes, it is more challenging but still possible. In warm-winter climates like Los Angeles, it’s a piece of cake. Folks … Continue reading

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Late-Fall Garden Happenings

Half the country may be covered with snow, but the Gardenerd Test Garden is going strong here in Southern California. Don’t think of it as bragging; think of it as a beacon to spring plantings to come. This Saturday marks … Continue reading

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