Eat Your Weeds: Dandelions

Eat Your Weeds We’ve had a lot of rain in Southern California and that means lots of WEEDS. But as Ralph Waldo Emerson is quoted as saying, ““What is a weed? ARead More…


Keep Your Poinsettias Alive

I was gifted a poinsettia this Christmas, and I’m going to try and keep it alive for next year. I don’t really have the right light exposure indoors for this process, butRead More…


California Landscaping New Resource

Great new resource for those in California looking to garden with natives! Thanks Lindsey for the tip! http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/05/09/calscape-website-helps-californians-bring-back-native-plants/


Low Water Use Backyard 

My family recently rehabbed an approximately 300-square-foot grassy area into a low-water-use play area for our young child. Although we had been planning on doing this project for awhile, the incentive ofRead More…


Check Nursery Plants for Unwanted Pesticides

CHECK YOUR PLANTS for unwanted pesticides!!! I picked up some new succulents to plant and they have this seemingly innocent tag in their soil (that I’ve never seen before). This type ofRead More…


Introducing: Souvenir de la Malmaison Rose

Who can’t appreciate the beauty and aroma of a rose?  Souvenir de la Malmaison, originally known as “the Queen of Beauty and Fragrance,  received its new name when someone from the RussianRead More…


Plant of the Day: Ornamental Pear Tree

If you live in an area where trees are breaking out in fluffy white blooms, then you are probably looking at an ornamental pear tree. Where I live in Los Angeles, theseRead More…


Introducing the Romanesco

Easily the most interesting (and in my opinion beautiful) vegetable, the Romanesco is part of the cruciferous vegetable family along with broccoli and cauliflower which it distantly resembles. Like other members ofRead More…