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Spring Wildflowers

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This past weekend I went hiking to see wildflowers in the hills above where I grew up. I was delighted to see so many gorgeous blooms! It was a cloudy day which should be good for photos, but I only had my iPhone 6. I was honestly a bit disappointed in how the photos turned out, […]

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Lilac Vine-HardenbergiaPlant Profiles

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Want to be the first front yard in your neighborhood with flowers every year? You can be if you plant a lilac vine (Hardenbergia species). The bright, cheery flowers of this climbing vine are a colorful reminder that spring is nearly here! Description of Hardenbergia Lilac vine (also called coral pea) is an evergreen vine with dark […]

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Drying PersimmonsDIY

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One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to eat healthier in 2016, and I think adding more persimmons to my diet is a great first step. I think a lot of people have made the pledge to be healthy, but it’s important to REPLACE unhealthy foods with healthy ones. So, this year I’m replacing eating […]

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New Miniature Gardening Video-Fairies!

My niece made the most adorable miniature fairy garden. She’s only 10 years old and I didn’t give her any help except to show her plants that would work well together. She put together the structure of the garden using a wooden box. She planted the plants and spaced them out the way she wanted, […]

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Miniature Gardening Book

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In 2013 I wrote a book about miniature gardening and had it self-published. I’m really proud of this project that I worked on with Holly Guenther of Kimchi Kawaii who designed the book as well as took many of the photos. Miniature gardens are so much fun, and can be a fun and inexpensive project, […]

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Harvesting Lettuce Youtube Video

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Anne of Green Gardens harvests lettuce from her Cedarcraft planter.

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Lettuce HarvestCedarcraft Planter

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My salad garden is looking great! We had some cooler weather in October as well as some rain, and the lettuce started growing and putting out a lot of leaves. I started the carrots in late August, so they should be ready by the end of the month. I put in a second row later […]

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How to Make a Terrarium

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There are several steps to making a terrarium, follow the ones below to make your own. Step 1: Choose your container and then wash it in warm, soapy water. To remove labels, put the container in a sink of warm, soapy water for 10 minutes. Then scratch the label off with a fingernail. Use a […]

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Fall Salad Garden

My post Confessions of a Not-So-Perfect-Gardener detailed my spring gardening flop. Happily, I’ve moved on and have planted a salad garden in my CedarCraft planter for fall. I created a salad garden with several varieties of lettuce, carrots, and beet seeds, onion transplants and a few cloves of garlic. I’ve tried to cram as many […]

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Presidio Native Plant NurseryGarden Volunteering

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This summer has been extremely hot! My friend Holly (of Kimchi Kawaii fame) and I decided to leave town and escape the 106 degree heat and “chill” in San Francisco. Holly and I have explored much of San Fran, but we’ve never visited the Presidio, a historic military park built in 1776, before California was […]

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