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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
California is known for its weather, and for those who don’t yet know, winter everywhere else is our spring. Here in SoCal flowers have sprouted everywhere, peas are growing strong, brassicas are loving the rain (LOTS of rain!). For gardeners … Continue reading
Fall gardening is in full swing. Here are a few prompts for October tasks and enjoyments. There’s still much to do to get the fall garden ready, but we’re enjoying the process. Happy fall gardening to you!
Summer Solstice is almost here. The garden still needs attention, and evidence of the rewards close at hand are everywhere. Time to feed, weed and guide your plants along into summer. Summer Gardening The garden doesn’t go on vacation even … Continue reading