Month: April 2011

  • Birthday Give-Away

    Tomorrow, May 1st, is my birthday. I am going to celebrate by holding my very first give-away. I am going to give away this pretty pink Rembrandt Gallery Dhalia along with a cute heart shaped bird feeder. Dhalias are one of my favorite flowers. Just give them regular watering and decent soil and they will […]

  • Wordless Wednesday: Spring Flowers

    Columbine Blackberry Violas Champagne Poppy Baby Blue Eyes Nemophila menziesii Johnny Jump Up Violas Daffodil Callalily Still Need to Plant Marigolds Wild White Petunia Petunia axillaris (smells heavenly) Calico Monkey Flower Mimulus pictus Sweet Alyssum Lobularia maritima California Poppies Eschscholzia californica

  • Visiting Annie’s Annuals & Perennials

    Annie’s Annuals and Perennials is a huge nursery tucked into to the unlikely industrial area of Richmond, California. I’ve been gazing at their website and catalogs for the longest time. I would add a few plants to my wish list only to find something new on their site a few days later. My shopping abilities […]

  • Happy Easter

    Happy Easter! I thought I would share this old picture of Jack in his finest Easter attire. Now that he’s older his tolerance for head gear has gone down.

  • One of These Is Not Like The Other

    Now that spring has finally arrived my snap peas have really taken off. I’m growing Cascadia snap peas for the first time this year. I have two sets of eight all growing around a tomato cages. This variety grows to about three feet and has produced a nice amount of peas. Throughout the winter the […]

  • Wordless Wednesday:First Artichokes

  • How to Plant Dahlias

    Dwarf Dahlia 2010 Dwarf Dahlia 2010 I was strolling through our local grocery store, when I spotted the most beautiful display of packaged Dahlia tubers. They came in all different sizes and colors. Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers. I quickly snatched  my favorites off the shelf. That should have been enough but I […]

  • Masullo Pizza, A Piece of Naples in Sacramento

    This past Friday, Simon and I spent the day in Sacramento. We visited one of my favorite nurseries in town, bought some beer making supplies, and shared some delicious beers on the patio at Pangaea Brew Cafe. We ended a great day at Masullo Wood-Oven Neapolitan Pizza restaurant. Masullo is a gem hidden in a […]

  • San Francisco Garden Show

      Last weekend, my friend Amy and I headed to the bay area to check out  the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. This was my first time attending this event and I was surprised by how big it was. The first building housed the display gardens and various vendors.   The display gardens were very popular […]