Category Archives: My Garden

A Southern Californian Christmas

As a native southern Californian I have always dreamed of a White Christmas. But two years ago, after returning from a lovely internship and adventure in upstate New York, I became exasperated searching for conifers and hollies to spark up our home … Continue reading

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Adding a little magic to the garden!

At the crack of dawn one morning I walked outside to breath in the cool, humid air and look over my garden, when I came upon a most unexpected sight! There was this beautiful, aged wooden dresser standing in the … Continue reading

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Smarter Water-Saving Tips for Los Angeles Gardeners

When settling into bed just past midnight I found my heart pounding, my mind racing, and my arms and legs twitching. This sudden burst of energy when I imagined myself settling into the warm raptures of sleep and dreams was … Continue reading

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Crape Myrtles for Backyard Birders

Having grown up an avid admirer of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s mission to preserve and promote the awareness of California’s native flora, I have become a devout supporter of using California native plants wherever you have space to spare. … Continue reading

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Master Gardeners’ Tips for Los Angeles County

It has been quite a while since I last wrote a post in my blog. But in the meantime I have traversed the country from coast to coast, learned a wealth of knowledge about native plants and varying habitats of … Continue reading

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Strawberry Harvest in Extreme Weather

The last two weeks the inland areas of Los Angeles County have witnessed a real roller coaster in weather changes. Last week was characterized by very cool temperatures, icy winds, cloudy days, and rain almost every day. And after a … Continue reading

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Companion Planting trials: Cilantro/Nasturtiums & Strawberries/Borage

Two years ago I realized that I needed to help my Mom find a source that would quickly and easily educate her about gardening principles since I was living up in Santa Cruz most of the year and worried about … Continue reading

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