Category Archives: Gardening Posts

My Visit to 10th Street Farm and Market

When I saw the invitation in the Whole Earth Co-Op newsletter to go visit the family farms from which they buy produce, meat, dairy, and more…I was curious and signed up for the first one 10th St Farm & Market … Continue reading

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Hardening-Off Seedlings

Hardening-Off Seedlings know how long before the frost to start seeds before its time to plant them in the garden. Continue reading

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Wintering Your Indoor Plants

Winter….weather you enjoy the glistening snow or the cool breezes living in the south winter takes its toll on people and plants: cold, dry temperatures and short, dark days.  I’ve found reduced quantity and quality of light to cause to … Continue reading

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Get Gardening…..

I encourage everyone I meet to start a little Garden, whether a plot in the yard or a container on the patio the joy from tending to your garden is priceless.  So many people I meet want to start but … Continue reading

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2013 Seed Catalogs

Winter is in full swing and the holidays are behind us, it’s that time of year when my thoughts wonder to the fragrant spring blooms in my herb garden.  One of the best resources we can use for planning is … Continue reading

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Organic Amendments for Your Container Garden

When we venture into the world of growing our own food we need to learn the art and science of good soil, plant nutrients and just the right amount of sun and water.  Today I’m going to address the nutrients … Continue reading

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Edible Herb Flower Gardening

Like herb and vegetable gardening you will need a plan for your flower garden.  Consider your budget, style, size and scale, what flowers and when they bloom.  Do you want a casual or formal look?  Get ideas when you are … Continue reading

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Beauty at the Bellagio

Herbs give us nutrition and medicine, but I find flowers nurture my soul. The color and fragrance are irresistible. I regularly visit the Bellagio Conservatory (Las Vegas) with friends, family or visitors. It’s a blooming extravaganza with more than 5 … Continue reading

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Mojave Desert Blooming

I’ve been spending my time outdoors as often as possible before the summer heat arrives.  Spring in the Mojave Desert is bursting with color.  Here in Las Vegas and surrounding areas it’s important that we plant our yards with native, … Continue reading

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BUILDING RAISED BEDS GUIDELINES

Living in the Mojave Desert we don’t have great soil. Raised bed gardening is easy and inexpensive. You can buy ready-made raised beds or follow these easy directions and build your own. • Know what you will be planting in … Continue reading

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