Planting Now

Shishito peppers

Quick and Dirty

Over the weekend, I threw on my big floppy sun hat and got down in the dirt adding more summer fare to our garden.

pathway

Butterfly Garden

If you have a sunny spot in your yard that right now is filled with less than desirable existing plants, consider creating a butterfly garden.

growing fava beans

Spring Vegetable Garden

The weather has been crazy beautiful lately. Santa Barbara feels more like summer, than spring— or the way we wish summer felt when all that June gloom fog rolls in.

planting egg shells

Garden Easter Eggs

Every now and then, my inner Martha appears and I get the itch to do something crafty. It all started with something I saw on Pinterest. Yes, I’m totally addicted.

garden radishes

Hidden Gems: Radishes

Radishes taste great, are extremely easy to grow and make any plate prettier with their amazing ruby red color.

New Garden Roses

Adding a new selection of roses to my Santa Barbara rose garden.

Tomatoes…and more Tomatoes

All summer I have been waiting for a garden bounty of tomatoes. Santa Barbara finally got some nice summer heat and ta-da!…I found myself with five enormous plants all heavy laden with beautiful, delicious tomatoes at the same time. Great! Great. Great? My tomato windfall coincided with school starting, a full calendar of non-profit events […]