Tag Archives: gardening tips

valerie rice sunset

Sunset Smiles

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

Planting Bulbs

It’s not too late to plant bulbs. On Saturday, we planted a whole slew of them and fingers crossed, we’ll have some beauties sprouting in the spring.

foxglove in the garden

English Garden Design

Since I have self-assigned this as “Brit week” here on the blog, it’s only fitting to designate a little day to the amazing gardens of the land.

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.

spring garden prep

Spring Garden Tips

Here are some of my tried and true spring gardening tips to help get a jumpstart on your warm weather vegetables and herbs.

growing winter vegetables

Tip: Mon Petit Chou

Since we are rolling into St. Patrick’s Day it seems like the right time to talk cabbage, specifically Brussels sprouts.

John Jeavons vegetable garden resource

Tuesday Tool: Garden Books

What I lack in natural botanical insight is made up for with these garden resources and a hefty dose of wonderful Santa Barbara weather.

organic vegetable garden trellises

Pruning and DIY Trellises

During the winter stone fruit trees are not blossoming and robust with juicy treasures. And while I wouldn’t trade the summer bounty for this colder season, I do love the sculptural look of the naked branches.

Repurposed Sandbox

As I heard my girls warn a friend not to touch the stinky sandbox, inspiration hit.