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How To Release LadyBugs into the Garden

Last Sunday, I was feeling a little stir crazy so I hopped over the our local nursery. I was about to leave when I spotted their display of ladybugs. Now, I’ve seen insects sold at big box stores and it’s always a tragic affair. The […]

A Wet and Sunny May Bloom Day

Yesterday, was an interesting bloom day. Rain had been in the forecast for awhile but I assumed it would be one of those nice spring drizzles. I was quite surprised when in the middle of walking my dog we got pelted with hail accompanied by […]

And the Winner Is. . .

And the Winner Is. . .

I would like to Thank all of you for your sweet birthday wishes on my site, facebook and twitter. I put everyone’s name into the Tiki bowl, stirred it up, and drew the winner’s name. The winner is Lona from a Hocking Hill’s Garden. Thanks […]

Wordless Wednesday: Pea Harvest

Birthday Dinner at Tucos in Davis

For my birthday, I was treated to a great meal at my favorite restaurant in Davis, Tucos Wine Market and Cafe .   Tucos is a small, intimate space hidden behind the Amtrack station. The best seats are on the patio where you can do some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]