Author Archives: Karen

The Best Soil You Never Have to Buy

It’s April. Time to cut back, pull the first of the weeds, rearrange, replant, dig and love every minute of finally being back outside after our very long winter. So, today I was looking for great new soil for some … Continue reading

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Ecofriendly Greywater Saves You Money and Grows Your Garden!

Lets stop wasting all that wonderful water that runs back down our sinks and out our drains. Contact your local greywater system installers to learn how you can reduce the costs of watering your gardens. Greywater Action has a list … Continue reading

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January is For the Birds!

Please, don’t forget them! When the water and ground are frozen, it can be hard for our feathery friends to find food and drink. Be sure to leave out seeds, nuts, berries, and water to protect these beautiful beings. Happy … Continue reading

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How (and why) to Use Your Leaves

It’s Fall!!! And all that wonderful gold is falling from the trees, just as Mother Nature intended, to protect the ground and plantings from winter ice and to make amazing soil for Spring growth. I ask the yard crew to … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemons – 8 Months from Flower to Fruit

Well, we had our first harvested Meyer lemon about 2 weeks ago and it was fabulous. Very thin skin – very sweet and juicy. I’m so happy with our tree! (have you noticed…?) It’s been so fun to watch my … Continue reading

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How to Grow Moss

I love moss and am fortunate to have a lot of it growing naturally in my yard. Thrilled that I found this article describing how to grow and care for moss. Enjoy! Moss: Nature’s Carpet for the Garden

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Meyer Lemon Tree – 8 month update

I love my Meyer Lemon tree as I’ve shared over and over on this blog! My tree arrived to me the end of January and has been unending intrigue and joy ever since. Here’s the latest update: The lemons are … Continue reading

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Why Plant a Lawn?

Since the 1800s, Americans have been trying to emulate expansive aristocratic estates in Europe – but why??? Why do we now consider a flat, green lawn to be the most beautiful use of space? It certainly isn’t efficient when you … Continue reading

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Lavender

Herb Garden Essentials: Grow Your Own Fragrant Lavender Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨ Find contractors, builders and design build firms that can help you with house designs for your dream home.Find window treatments and plantation shutters for french … Continue reading

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My Rescue Garden

So, what have I done in the yard over the last 5 months? Created what I lovingly refer to as my “rescue” garden. We buy houses for a living and I have started rescuing both plants and yard art from … Continue reading

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