Tag : Native Plants

How to Grow & Forage: Miner’s Lettuce

  Miner’s lettuce is in full swing here in California, especially after a much awaited for rainy winter. It’s growing with a zeal I’ve not seen in years and popping up in places I’d forgotten it grew, surprising me at…

0 Comments / 236 View / March 31, 2017

Plant Pick: California Poppies

  It’s easy to see why California poppies, Eschscholzia californica, have made their way into the hearts of gardeners throughout the world. Their golden and orange hues are positively beautiful, especially when carpeting a landscape or tucked in between grasses…

0 Comments / 150 View / March 28, 2016

Water Wise Gardening Trends & Visit With Good Day Sacramento

  You’ve got this. You can still grow what you love with less water, it just means being a little more creative. And I’ve decided drought, adversity in general, makes us better gardeners. It means focusing on just the things…

0 Comments / 243 View / June 3, 2015

Plant Pick: Purple Sage

  Do you have favorite routes, detours and round-about paths you take simply to glimpse a particular plant or flower? I’ve traveled past this planting more times than I can count and with each passing it’s as if I’m seeing it for the first time….

2 Comments / 238 View / March 16, 2015

How To Make Seed Bombs: Spread the Love

Seed bombs are neat little packages of seeds, compost and clay. They’re fab to make and even better to spread and watch grow. Cast them throughout your yard, garden, or neglected stretches of your neighborhood. Think of it as an…

2 Comments / 925 View / December 8, 2014

More Friday Flowers

  I think I might crave flowers as much as certain, before mentioned, fruits and veggies. They go hand-in-hand. It might be tomato eating season but it’s also game-time for blooms. My chance to glimpse poppies, wildflowers and dote on loads…

0 Comments / 104 View / July 4, 2014

Five Friday Flowers

The ephemeral nature of a garden is a crazy, worldly reminder of something amazing. I love it. From one visit to the next, one week or season to the next, it’s an overflowing source of wonder. I can’t pretend to be a…

0 Comments / 92 View / April 11, 2014

The Reliably Unexpected Moments of Gardening

  Gardening is part planning, part serendipitous and 100% rewarding – in a pick yourself up by your boot straps sort of way. I love the reliably unexpected moments of discovery. Volunteers and new comers mixing up a planting plan,…

0 Comments / 28 View / May 10, 2013

A Gardener’s Best Friend

What do a dog and a lesser known California sage have in common?  Well, technically nothing.  However, a few weeks back I was witness to and mediator for a bit of a tangle between an unwitting sage and, of course,…

0 Comments / 24 View / March 11, 2011

Fetid Surprise

The leaves of Fetid Adder’s Tongue, Scoliopus bigelovii, pop out like a beacon below the shaded cover of redwood forest canopy.  Just last week, I was strolling along the trails of Muir Woods, minding my own business, when I could…

0 Comments / 5 View / February 18, 2011