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How to Grow & Care for Anemone Flowers

How to Grow & Care for Anemone Flowers

I really don't like high-maintenance flowers. Unfortunately, there are a lot of Spring flowers that require things like chilling or vernalization in order to bloom---like many tulips for example. This is why I love growing anemone flowers. Anemones are an incredible...

Blueberry Varieties For Southern California

Blueberry Varieties For Southern California

Today’s blogpost is gonna be short and sweet---because we're talking about some sweet homegrown blueberries of course! Blueberries are known to be somewhat elusive for us gardeners here in Southern California, but I have good news. After some trial and error, I've got...

What to do about leaf miners?

What to do about leaf miners?

By now, you probably know that I don’t think a  garden should be free of pests. In order to have a garden as free from chemicals or pesticides as possible, there has to be both “bad” bugs and “good” bugs. Sadly, the bad bugs usually show up first, and then it takes...

Are Homegrown Strawberries Worth It?

Are Homegrown Strawberries Worth It?

We are about 1.6 pounds into strawberry season in our backyard, and I have some thoughts. Last year we planted two whole Birdie’s raised beds with strawberry bare root plants, which means I dedicated a lot of valuable real estate to these berries. I think it’s...

Beautiful Companion Plants for Roses

Beautiful Companion Plants for Roses

The backyard rose garden is exceeding my expectations. While the roses themselves are pulling their weight, I attribute the true dreaminess of it all to the plants I have added around the roses. In our small rose garden I've squeezed in kitchen herbs that you can run...

Caring for Newly Planted Fruit Trees

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

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

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...

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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