August 18, 2016
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08.16.16 This Week in the Garden, Begin Again

Returning to the garden after two weeks sans irrigation things were looking pretty desperate.  It’s been a horrible year for tomatoes– sporadic watering, dry hot conditions, and dust blown up from the adjacent residential neighborhoods ‘mow and blow’ gardening conspired to create … Continue reading

September 10, 2014
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Hatchlings

Late summer in Southern California–everything is parched, blighted, mildewed and brown.  Hence the irrational happiness upon waking up to find the seeds for the winter garden have sprouted.  It’s a synthetic springtime, but it’s still so lovely to see something … Continue reading