Yosemite Fall Colors!

Even a die hard gardener has to leave the flowers, veggies and chickens behind for a weekend now and then. Noticing a Facebook post about the fabulous fall colors in the high Sierras around Mono County and Yosemite National Park we took off early on Saturday morning and just five hours from home found ourselves in one of the most… Read more →

Fall in the Garden

Someone asked me recently, “so, is anything going on in your garden in the Fall?”. Well, I took a walk outside in the backyard this morning, camera in hand, to find out. And, I remembered why I love fall: The Second fig crop is coming on… Flowers are still blooming including Roses, Alstromerias, Forget-me- nots and Dahlias: Pesto is still… Read more →

Swan Island Dahlias

I’m a little dahlia obsessed lately. The perfectly symmetrical, boldly colorful and long lasting flowers just thrill me….makes them so worth growing! So, when my dad and I headed to Butchart Gardens this summer I did a little pre-trip work and found out we would be close to Swan Island Dahlias when we stayed in Portland so I called my… Read more →

Grow Your Own Babys Breath!

If you love making flower arrangements you’ll definitely want to grow your own Baby’s Breath (gypsophila) when you read how easy it is! I have had the “Happy Festival” plant pictured above for 10 years. It started out planted from a 4″ pot into a large raised bed. When the bed fell apart I dug it out and planted it… Read more →