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Wordless Wednesday: Ocean View Farms Plot

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People ask me about my community garden plot a lot, I guess because I don’t post photos from it. Most of the pictures you see here on Gardenerd are from our Test Garden, but today I’m sharing what’s growin’ on … Continue reading

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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 – A Cranking Fall Garden

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Winter is coming, but fall is still here. If there’s one message this Wordless Wednesday coveys, it’s that fall gardening is the best growing season in Southern California. If you’re not growing in fall/winter, you’re missing out! Here’s what’s happening … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: RAIN!

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Los Angeles saw its first real rain yesterday, a bit later than usual, but still in October. It may have lasted for only 20 minutes, but it was enough to wash off the roof for clean rain water collection later … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fall Renewal

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It’s hard to write about gardening with the news of the Las Vegas massacre and Tom Petty’s death, but here’s a little fall gardening sunshine to help soothe the soul. A new season brings new life. Let’s celebrate what we … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – Pt. 2 – Veggies and Fruits

Now for the good stuff: specific crops grown at Monticello. Some of these veggies and fruits date back to 1774 when Jefferson first planted the crop. We brought home a few seed packets (who could resist) to try them out … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Keep Going!

Summer winds down and our thoughts turn to fall gardening, or for some, the end of the season. Sometimes it’s hard to move forward when all we want to do is take a nap or escape to some far-off place. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Celebrating Freedom

We garden as an act of freedom. Our founding fathers gardened for sustenance. Whether we grow our own food for survival or to enjoy beauty around us, we are free to do it in our backyards, front yards, parkways (thanks … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: May

May is here and the garden begins to show signs of fruit. Flowers have been going off since April, but now is the time for summer fruits and veggies to jump into action. A few simple actions can help your … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: April

We know half the country is still blanketed with snow, but April is off the chain in southern gardens. It’s going gangbusters here, folks. Come August/September our garden will look like death warmed over (scorched, in fact) so this is … Continue reading

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