Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tips for Solving Plant Nutrient Deficiency

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Nothing is a sadder sight than when a plant's leaves start to turn yellow and drop for no apparant reason. The following chart comes in handy ...
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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Society Garlic

Society Garlic is a popular evergreen perennial widely used in California. I have this plant in several section in my garden, because I really like the light lavender colored flower stalks and because it attracts butterflies and bees as well. Read More...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Do you like radishes? I often plant them in my garden and then use them in salads. Radishes grow easily from seeds and are a fun project for young gardeners. The best radishes are those that are harvested at the right time. Plant them in cool weather and provide moisture.

Spring varieties mature fast and it's best when you check often by pushing away a bit of soil and checking on the growing bulb. They should not be too spicy or too tough tasting.

Some Radish inspired Etsy finds

1. Lavender Bags available from Daniela here
2. Radish Shaped Teapot from Victoria here
3. Vintage Print from Joanne here
4. Radish Charms from Bead to You here

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall at the Gardner Village

I just came back from a trip to Salt Lake City and wanted to share some of my photos from the Gardner VillageThis rustic, small village is compromised of restored historic homes and buildings surrounding a Gardner Mill and a flour mill built by Scottish immigrant Archibald Gardner in 1877. 

As I walked around the site I noticed brass plaques on the buildings which tell the stories of each of the historic structures. The mill, which is on the National Historic Register,  houses a large store specializing in country furniture and gift items. For the Halloween season it was filled with seasonal decor and special fall treats.

I loved seeing all the pumkins and made a mental note for next year to place some gourds in between my own flower beds.  Of course witches were all over the place and quiet funny to look at. The village was teeming with children and made for a very lively setting.

Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/saltlakecity/A539.html#ixzz2A91mK3w0

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Glowing Pumpkins

I love walking through neighborhoods during the holidays and seeing front lawns and entry ways lit up with clever holiday decorations. While browsing through my stack of ideas to utilize one day, I came across this lovely tutorial, which I thought I share today. 


Turn Pumpkin on it's side and use a knife to carve out a circular opening on the bottom . Make it large enough so that you can scrape out the flesh and seeds. A serrated loop tool comes in handy to scrape out the inner walls. 

Mark horizontal lines using a tape if you like evenly spaced holes. otherwise use a marker and place marks randomly. Using a drill make 1/4 inch sized holes in any pattern you like. 

Once all holes are drilled place your string lights inside and place one bulb in each opening. Then return the bottom making sure that the plug sticks out. Turn the pumkin right side up, plug it in a timer and watch as it starts to magically glow at night.  

Photo credit goes to Anna Williams, tutorial was saved from a Martha Stewart October 1999 magazine.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Fauna in Laguna Beach

Beautiful Blooming Tree
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When walking through the neighborhoods of Laguna Beach, you can not but stop and take in all the beautiful vegetation. This time around I was astonished by the different types of trees I found, from being just about enormous and full of blooms to almost barren and scrawny looking. 

Strange skinny trees
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Green Spikes

Plant with Lady Bugs
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This image was taken in Laguna Beach, CA. Right by the main beach is a a section that is nicely landscaped with plants native to California. What attracted me to this cactus were the little beetles (see brown spots) that called these spikes their home.

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