Garden Planning

spring harvest

Spring Garden Update

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

valerie rice sunset

Sunset Smiles

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

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, […]

harvest basket

Fall Garden Prep

Getting the garden ready for fall— should I be worried that I get an excited/tingly feeling over vegetables?


Pretty DIY Trellis

Unfortunately, many of the store bought trellises are very expensive. Over the years I’ve come to realize how easy it is to make or upgrade your own.