Category Archives: Flowers

Farmin’ the Front

For years I have been sporting an agricultural mullet – suburban-nice in the front and a garden-party in the back, but no more. Yesterday I ripped out the low growing juniper bush that was taking up half of the space … Continue reading

Posted in Chives, Container Gardening, Flowers, French Tarragon, Front Yard Gardening, Herbs, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Sustainable, Thyme, Urban Farming | Leave a comment

New Year’s Resolutions (Then and Now)

For 2015 I set two gardening goals for myself – begin keeping a garden log and saving seed and I did pretty well on both of them.  My 2015 garden log ended the year with 8 typed pages and containing … Continue reading

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Seeding the Future

One of my goals for my 2015 garden is to save more seed.  Previously I had saved only cilantro/coriander and some flower seeds, but I am turning a corner in 2015 and saving as many seeds from the varieties I … Continue reading

Posted in Acorn Squash, Backyard Gardening, Balsam, Candy Tufts, Flowers, Serrano Peppers, Spaghetti Squash, Square Foot Gardening, Sunflowers, Sustainable, Thrift | Leave a comment

A Collaborative Dance

I think of my garden as a collaborative dance with nature and I am always looking for ways to be a better dance partner. My garden is exactly one square foot smaller than the maximum allowed in the HOA rules … Continue reading

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