Tag Archives: gardening in containers

November 2016 garden and chicken update

Take a gander at this nice basket of pumpkins and butternut squash. All but one of them came from my Garden Box of Joyous Anticipation. The seeds sprouted from the compost that I added and I just let them grow. … Continue reading

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Look What I Built!

My southern California urban garden suffers from lack of space and lack of sunlight. The only place where we get sun all day long is the sloped, concrete driveway. Our next door neighbor built a lovely sloped shelf on which … Continue reading

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Progress in the garden despite an extreme drought, August 10, 2015

One of my green activities is saving rainwater to use on my garden and potted plants. That is kind of hard to do when it isn’t raining. And it generally doesn’t rain in southern California from mid April to October. … Continue reading

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My southern California garden in August

My how time flies. Where has the summer gone? I know where mine went. Bye-bye. My last post was in April. In May, I went to Yellowstone National Park, driving by myself. I was on assignment from Desert USA magazine, … Continue reading

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What’s in bloom in February 2014 in my southern California garden

Here is what is growing and blooming in my southern California garden–fruits, vegetables, and flowers. And yet we use only 1/3 the amount of water used by the average Californian. Continue reading

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A spring morning in my front yard on Harvest Monday April 8, 2013

Here is a photo essay about a spring morning in our front yard with birds and flowers, as well as my Harvest Monday report. Continue reading

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My December Garden: The good, the bad, and the ugly

A southern California garden in winter is a mix of spring and fall, all at once, with rain. Some of it is good, some bad, and some is downright ugly. Continue reading

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