Flowers & Plants

Flower Arranging

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Spring Garden Update

Spring is starting to show-off in the garden, but summer is prepping to take center stage.

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Sunset Smiles

The March issue of Sunset Magazine is out and making for some happy people at my house…

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Sunset~ 7 Secrets to a Great Edible Garden

For one Santa Barbara gardener, harvest season never ends. Here are tips from her extraordinary edible garden Growing the good life Valerie Rice’s 14 1/2- by 29-foot walled garden explodes with edibles all year. Unlike many vegetable gardens, Rice’s yard is designed for looks as well as production. Bamboo trellises turn bean vines into architecture, […]

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Pink Jasmine

Right now, pink jasmine is draping over fences all over town, have you seen it?

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Pumpkin Flowers

Pumpkins are everywhere now in such a wide range of colors and textures. Why not venture out of the traditional fall color scheme?