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A surprisingly unproductive end of August garden, 2015

The end of August normally sees gardeners overwhelmed with produce. No such “problems” here. My garden looks lush, but production is lagging way behind normal. At least we’re getting apples and Asian pears, and enjoying home-baked sourdough bread! 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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Harvest Monday, April 14, 2014

Photos of what is in bloom in our southern California garden in April, including fruit trees, plus many fruit and vegetables nearing harvest. Continue reading

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Our yard as seen through a fisheye lens – March 29, 2014

Here are some unusual photos of our yard and garden, taken with my new fisheye camera lens. 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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We got RAIN! And I saved it.

California is in a major drought. Here are some of the things that we are doing at our house to save water, including using rain barrels. Continue reading

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January 2014–heat and drought are wilting my southern California garden

Here is what is in bloom and what is ripening in my January Southern California garden. It is suffering in this heat wave and drought though. Continue reading

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