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 […] Finish reading: Drying PersimmonsDIY
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, […] Finish reading: New Miniature Gardening Video-Fairies!
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, […] Finish reading: Miniature Gardening Book
Anne of Green Gardens harvests lettuce from her Cedarcraft planter. Finish reading: Harvesting Lettuce Youtube Video
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 […] Finish reading: Lettuce HarvestCedarcraft Planter
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 […] Finish reading: How to Make a Terrarium
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 […] Finish reading: Fall Salad Garden
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 […] Finish reading: Presidio Native Plant NurseryGarden Volunteering
As a fellow gardener and a college graduate of horticulture, I feel a lot of pressure to be a perfect gardener. Along with having a 40 hour work week as many of you do, as well as weekly chores, I’m unable to focus 100% of my time on gardening and blogging. Aside from these facts, […] Finish reading: Confessions of a Not-So-Perfect Gardener
Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables to eat, but this wasn’t always the case. This vegetable is much maligned by many people (and I can understand why). When I was a kid I absolutely hated it. However, for some reason my grandmother had the distinct impression that eggplant was my favorite vegetable. Our family […] Finish reading: Eggplant, love it or hate it?