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In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

What to Plant: Red Veined Sorrel

Add red veined sorrel to your planting list. In fact, don't wait and plant it now. The Best Kitchen Garden Edibles The best kitchen garden edibles are also the best ingredients. That’s why you take the...
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Make Your Own Seed Starting Mix | DIY Gardening

Give your seedlings a headstart and make your own seed starting mix. Your next bumper crop is right around the corner, waiting in a handful of seeds. If only all the seeds we planted grew...

Superfoods: Grow & Eat a Rainbow of Colors

Superfoods straight from the garden? Yes! Grow a rainbow of colors with amazing health benefits and choose from varieties you commonly find in your favorite recipes. We typically equate superfoods with more exotic edibles like...

Seeds 101: Seed Selection & Terminology

Growing a garden from seed is really pretty amazing. And! amazingly simple. So, don't let seed terminology commonly used to describe seeds slow you down. In fact, if the word "heirloom" doesn't make you want...

What You Need To Know To Help Western Monarchs

Helping western monarch butterflies is more important than ever before. Recent counts of overwintering western monarchs have revealed that their population is now below endangered species status. Once numbering around 4.5 million in the 1980’s,...

Taking Pictures in a Sierra Valley Snowstorm

Can you hear the quiet? Snowstorms like this one in the Sierra Valley remind me that quiet on this scale is deeply peaceful. About The Images It was wonderful to be outside in the snowstorm (I...

Good Times With Friends

What could be better than good times with friends? Except possibly capturing these moments on camera to enjoy another day? These images were taken in late spring of 2018 using a 35mm prime lens, and no,...

Fall Flowers In The Kitchen Garden

Tomatoes, peppers, and squash are what typically come to mind when considering the kitchen garden in fall. But in this particular community garden, it's the flowers that demand attention. This particular garden is located just north...

Grow Your Own Herb Tea Garden

Thinking of growing your own herb tea garden? Chamomile, lavender, anise hyssop, calendula, and echinacea are just a few plants to consider when planning an herbal tea garden. The trick is to grow the ones...

How to Attract Ladybugs to Your Garden

Are you wishing ladybugs would find your garden as easily as aphids? Never fear, the trick for attracting ladybugs to your garden begins with a simple, 4 letter word: FOOD. It’s also important to remember...
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In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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