Spring is Here, whether we are noticing or not.

“In time of crisis people want to know that you care, more than they care what you know”      Will Rogers How will we remember this spring of 2020? What we remember? How much we learned about coronavirus or how much we discovered we cared about things we took for granted? I’ve been reading lots of… Continue reading Spring is Here, whether we are noticing or not.

Earth Day in the native plant garden

     When I was a younger, idealistic college student, I participated in Earth Day activities every year in the Southern California city where I lived. I don’t remember thinking I was making a big positive change to the environment. It seemed more like something I should do, and it was fun, and made me feel… Continue reading Earth Day in the native plant garden

Spring in the CA native plant garden

Late-winter is one of my favorite seasons in the garden.  Plants that were dormant in summer and fall look refreshed and green now. One of the showiest is silver bush lupin (Lupinus albifrons), with great stalks of purple or pink flowers that you can see from a distance. Bush lupin like to grow in colonies,… Continue reading Spring in the CA native plant garden

Spring 2013

Silver bush lupin

Howdy, March 1 – weather is warm – rain is scarce – the bush lupins  & early wildflowers are blooming, and it’s hard not to want to plant something! But it’s early days yet, and if all goes well, we’ll have another few storms–maybe even cold ones–before spring really settles in. I know this, I… Continue reading Spring 2013

Mothers’ Day Spring Boutique – May 5, 2012

Saturday – May 5 –  Scroll below for full flyer — I can’t wait!   This is shaping up to be one fine event, and I am thrilled to be a part of this celebration, which benefits Friends of Tulare County Animals and is being held at just one of the prettiest gardens in Tulare County.… Continue reading Mothers’ Day Spring Boutique – May 5, 2012

Spring Planting?

Happy Monday or apres la deluge… Need Spring Plants? Let me do the driving so you don’t have to! Read more below… Well, finally some rain, eh? And snow and hail and local flooding. Welcome spring?! Although the days are expected to be warmer through the week, avoid soil compaction by delaying planting or working soil… Continue reading Spring Planting?

Spring!

How’s your winter been? I’ll “confess,” although that’s not really the right word, that my winter has been challenging. Lots of big plans that didn’t quite work out, at least the way I intended. Translation: the lessons never end! One of those important lessons has been the realization and need to acknowledge the life lines… Continue reading Spring!

Almost Spring?

Here in the Southern Sierra signs of imminent Spring are everywhere. Ceanothus are budding, and a few of them, like the ones at the Springville Native Plant park, are beginning to bloom. Heuchera and Hummingbird Sage also are sending out or opening flowers. Manzanita have been blooming for almost a month now. Is summer around… Continue reading Almost Spring?