A Morning Full of Surprises

Barbara: I was looking forward to this past Saturday morning ever since I read that the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners would be presenting a fall vegetable workshop at the Farm and Food Lab in the Great Park. Irvine is something of a wasteland when it comes to these sorts of things, so... Continue Reading →

Bees and Chicks is a Finalist!

Barbara: Marybeth and I were so excited, I mean REALLY excited, to learn that our blog has been nominated as a 2009 Blotanical Awards regional finalist in the Best Rhode Island Blog category. Thanks to everyone who voted for us in the initial round. Now we have a favor to ask of all our loyal... Continue Reading →


Mary Beth: I love this time of year. It's a time when I like to make a few changes in the garden beds. Some work, some don't and, while the main bones of the garden will always be the same, it's fun to have a few surprises to look forward to the next year. And... Continue Reading →

Taking the Cure

Mary Beth: Ray and I were under the weather on Labor Day weekend, so I decided  to make a nutritious soup using all the wonderful vegetables in my garden. As I was picking the ingredients for the soup, I was thinking about the article I read on the Garden Rant blog where the author mentions... Continue Reading →

WTF’s Eating My Tomato Plants?

Mary Beth: Oh how wonderful it is to be standing in the garden looking at those beautiful tomatoes, feeling proud of my babies and thinking of all the delicious meals I’m going to make. Mmm. Wait! Something catches my eye. WTF?! Something is chewing big chunks of my plants! My tomatoes! A shiver runs down... Continue Reading →

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