How to Prune Blackberries

How to Prune Blackberries

Have you ever noticed that berries taste best when picked at perfect ripeness from the plant? Too many times, I've been disppappointed by berries I've purchased from the store that are still firm and have been picked to survive transportation. Furthermore, I've been...

Perennials for a Cut Flower Garden

Perennials for a Cut Flower Garden

Welcome back to my Summer cut flower series! This series is devoted to home gardeners that want to grow their own bouquets and are curious how to get started. Today, I’ll be focusing on my favorite perennial flowers for the Summer season. Perennials are some of the...

Summer Annuals For a Cut Flower Garden

Summer Annuals For a Cut Flower Garden

Welcome friends to my Summer cut flower series! This series is devoted to home gardeners that want to grow a cut flower garden but need help narrowing down what flowers to grow in Summer. I’ll be focusing on cut flowers that I have experience growing myself here in...

What to do Before Frost in Southern California

What to do Before Frost in Southern California

Friends, I first must apologize for not getting this posted earlier. We officially had our first freeze this past week, so this is a somewhat reactive blog entry. To be honest, I’ve been preoccupied with other things, so I didn’t even know a frost was coming----and...

How to Reuse or Amend Old Potting Soil

How to Reuse or Amend Old Potting Soil

Recently, I revitalized the pots from last year’s spring bulb display. As I was completing this task, it occurred to me that there might be some of you who wondered if it is okay to reuse potting soil? As it happens, the answer is emphatically ‘yes!’ and today I’ll...

Making Naturally Dyed Linen Napkins

Making Naturally Dyed Linen Napkins

Welcome to my new obsession. If you think about it, natural dyeing is kind of a predictable progression from gardening. The more I garden, the more I appreciate every aspect of the natural world---from the local birds and wildlife, to the trees and plants we encounter...

Fun Facts About Growing Pomegranates

Fun Facts About Growing Pomegranates

My first thought was to write an entire guide to growing pomegranates, but pomegranates need such little care and attention here in Southern California that this blogpost took a little different turn. True story: there’s a local trail here where pomegranates just grow...

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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