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Winter is for Planting Roses!

As January draws to a close and the days start to get a little longer, it’s time to jump out of hibernation and take care of one of my favorite flowers: the rose. I planted about 100 heirloom roses from David Austin last winter, and in the coming weeks I’ll put in another 25 from […]

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A Year Year, A New Garden

Happy 2018, gardeners! I love this time of year because it allows me to be purely optimistic. It’s so different from, say, July, where all of the goals and plans I haven’t yet accomplished are tossed aside for another year. Here in January, I can just dream big. I’ve written before about new year’s resolutions […]

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My 2017 Garden In Review

Like any other part of life, I find it really important to look back through the year in my garden. I invite you all to do this with me because it’s a great way to encourage some time for reflection and to start to move forward with garden resolutions for the next year. Sit down […]

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A Fascinating Talk on Fire Ecology

A few weeks ago I attended a fabulous talk on fire ecology hosted by the California Native Plant Society. The speaker was Dr. Sasha Berleman, who earned her PhD at Berkeley and focused her research on the use of prescribed fire in California. Sasha gave a thorough overview of the history of fire in our […]

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Cleaning Up the Fall Garden

The rains came, and now the fall garden has transformed into a muddy mess. It’s a tricky time of year in the garden. Some plants are long dead, having seen their end at the first sight of the first frost. Others are hanging on for dear life, like my roses who are managing to push […]

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Turning Over a Garden For Winter

There’s so much to do on a farm in the fall. There’s the harvesting of remaining summer crops, coaxing of younger fall crops, ripping out spent crops, composting and preparing new ground, and, if you’re lucky, taking the time to sow and transplant new things for spring. Over at my little flower farm, I’m usually […]

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Rebuilding Soil After a Fire

What a tough week it’s been in the North Bay. Following the devastating fires that have swept through large swaths of California, we’re all coming out of initial shock and moving through stages of grief and onto thoughts of rebuilding. As a gardener, in the moments I’m not mourning all the tangible things people have […]

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New Exciting Pepper Varieties to Grow Next Season

The world of peppers is a vast, exciting one. I kid you not! Before I started growing vegetables I had no idea that there were so many great and unique peppers out there. When I arrived to learn and later work at the Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz, my mind was blown by […]

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Where’s The Mango Mulch??

You love Mango Mulch.  We love that you love Mango Mulch.  It’s no secret that we haven’t been able to offer Mango Mulch this year despite all of our efforts to make it available.  So what happened?  Well, it all started with one of the wettest winter & spring we’ve had in a long time. […]

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Using Compost in the Fall

Happy September, gardeners! It’s hard to think about fall gardening right now with all this heat rolling into town. That’s always the challenge of September. It seems there are so many varied tasks for the garden, some that cling more to summer work and others that are pulling you towards fall. For me, this means […]