There is always something so special in a patch of water in the garden. Be it a large lake, small pond or even just awarer garden in a whiskey barrel, the look and sound of water is as attractive to we humans as it is to native wildlife. The biggest suggestion for those wanting to [...]
My friend, Keri, over at Animalbytes.net has a great write up on one of our California natives and what it provides for the animals that live here. Keri always has lots of great content on the animals and environment of California on her blog. I highly recommend you check it out — Animalbytes.net. The Real [...]
I came across Maria on my walk yesterday and she was building this lovely bamboo fence. She mentioned that the panels are from a company in San Diego. I planning on going back and interviewing her on video to get more details.
A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell Yesterday I highlighted one of Sue Hubbell’s other books, A Country Year: Living the Questions, where she writes about her time living in the Ozarks and raising bees as a profession. While A Country Year was meant as entertaining reading, this book [...]
Wells Lamont Wet and Muddy Latex Coated Gardening Glove It is always great to have a pair of these latex-coated gloves around for those wet tasks in the garden. I use them for mixing up potting soil, harvest compost and working in the garden after a recent rain. Sure, we all like to get our [...]
We aren’t know for our Fall color here in Los Angeles, but the ubiquitous Liquidambar trees do provide a little. These photos are from a neighbor’s tree.
We jumped right into work this afternoon, so I didn’t get a chance to shoot any video. It was far more important to get the job done. A combination of time available and energy level led us to tackle a big, twice-a-year job — cleaning all of the leaves off the roof of the house. [...]
I would love to be able to build such a lush garden here in Los Angeles, but it seems the dry weather, and the number of mature trees I have, limits the possibilities. I love the way the plants and flowers spill over the path. It just makes it feel so exuberant. The rambling rose [...]
Another garden project you might need some help with, but if you are adding a retaining wall to your property, think about adding some seating as part of the wall. We all need places to sit and enjoy our gardens, as well as a place to visit with friends and have some tea. Source: issuu.com [...]
We had an opportunity to visit Paris (for only 2 days) back in 2000. With a 2 1/2 year old boy in tow on that trip, finding places for him to run and burn off energy was of the utmost importance. Luckily, this garden existed just steps from the Hotel du Louvre where we were [...]