October GBBD

Middle of the month of October and not much in bloom. Among the natives in my garden, only buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), coast goldenbush (Isocoma menziesii), California fuchsia (Epilobium), and California bay laurel (Umbellularia californica) are blooming. But it is the quiet of the garden that is so appealing right now, here and even more so […]

GB not BD

Correction: Sorry but it is Carol of May Dreams Gardens who sponsors the monthly GBBD. I’ve corrected it below. Once again, thanks go to Carol! It’s the middle of the month, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – GBBD, (thank you, Carol) but I have decided to post a Garden Bloggers not Bloom Day. My garden does […]

The Wedding

Although most of the country is reaching its peak flowering season, those of us who garden with native plants here in the LA Basin, are long past peak. And so it was a challenge to have lots of flowers for my son’s backyard wedding last weekend. With extra watering, help from mother nature with some […]

GBBD – May

Here we are again, middle of the month, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens. And less than a month until the wedding! Things are going well. I am cutting back the wildflowers that are finishing up – gilias, tidytips, poppies and non-native (and invasive) nasturtiums that come up each year […]