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Caring for Newly Planted Fruit Trees

Currently, we have a mix of trees in my garden---everything from seven year old trees to brand new bare roots we potted up this season. The other day I was thinning some of the fruit on our multi-graft peach tree and realized that I haven't talked much about young...

How to Grow and Harvest Lavender for Culinary Use

Floral flavors tend to be highly divisive, don’t they? If you’re anything like me, I’m the person whose eyes light up when I see anything floral on a menu---lavender scones, rose lattes, chamomile infused ice cream---you name it, I’m probably ordering it. My passion...

How to Grow and Care for Ranunculus

Ranunculus flowers had me besotted long before I ever started a garden. Originally, I was drawn to the layers upon layers of delicate, tissue-paper petals. In my eyes, ranunculus flowers were just utterly romantic! Eventually, as I learned how to grow ranunculus in my...


Freckled Californian is a website is all about seasonal living and my adventures gardening here in Southern California. As I’ve been gardening over the years, I’ve come to appreciate and understand the special climate and seasons that we have in CA—but I never found a resource that truly spoke to me as a southern Californian gardener, so I created it! We have a wonderful community of gardeners here, and I hope to continue to learn, grow, and embrace this crazy California climate for years to come. See what’s currently in season ⇓

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10 Heat Loving Veggies & Flowers

Get your garden ready for Summer! This list of Flowers and Vegetables are all easy to start from seed for a productive Summer garden!

How to Amend Your Soil Organically

Read about the 5 things we do to amend our garden beds each season.

Let's Talk Mulch!

Get all my tips for mulching your vegetable garden. Mulch is essential for water-saving, protecting the roots from temperature swings, and it can also feed your soil!

How to Compost~ Basics

Compost is simple to make and my favorite garden amendment! Come learn how!

The Basics of Growing From Seed

Learn how to start a garden from seeds! One of the most

Basic Guide to Growing Herbs- FREE download

Now is a great time to start an herb garden!

Meet Randi

Urban gardening is my jam. I’m Randi, California girl who obsessively gardens to grow food and flowers around my urban home. Seasonal, simple living is what inspires me~ I hope it will inspire you too. Join me in crafting a life and home connected to the garden Read More>>>>

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