Memory Keepers in Our Gardens

Garden Journal Barbara: As I was making the rounds in my garden yesterday morning I found I was experiencing it in a very different way. The shift in perception was triggered by a single perfect rose on a plant that my daughter had given me for Mother's Day some years ago. Brass Band is a... Continue Reading →

Poppy Fields

Barbara: Is there any color more beautiful than the velvety yellow-orange of the California Poppy? It's one of those colors that grabs your attention and won't let go. Each spring I put a trip to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve on my list of things to do and each year I wait too long and... Continue Reading →

Can’t Stop!

Besides, it's highly attractive to Monarch butterflies and it'll take part shade, which is pretty much all I've got. So I took two!

Going Native, Pollinators Welcome

B: My plants are finally in the ground. It seemed like such a long process. And the truth is it kind of was. Per my usual habit, I had to research EVERYTHING; partly because I just need to know and partly because I HATE making mistakes. And that’s ridiculous, of course. I mean really, what's... Continue Reading →

A California Bee Garden

B: To kill the lawn or not to kill the lawn? That is the question. As we've been writing this blog, I've spent lots of time thinking of ways I can help the honeybees. Since I live in an over-regulated, zero-lot line suburban community, where the locals' favorite activity is making sure EVERYONE follows the... Continue Reading →

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