Cranberry-Pear Or Apple Dessert For Abundant Autumn Gardens

If you are lucky enough to be harvesting lots of pears or apples this fall, or just looking for a new dessert dish, here are two simple and tempting recipes using fresh fruit from the garden.  One combines cranberries and pears, the other uses blackberries and apples.  Feel free to mix and match berries depending Read More…

An Orange Blossoms And Oranges Postcard From California For Friday Floral

I’m sending you some hope that spring really is on the way.  It’s going to get better and thaw out, and also there’s nothing better than a good relationship with your neighbor. I’m trying to cheer you up with some orange blossoms and a little guided imagery. The flowers are just starting to open on my Read More…

Plant Profile: Desert Willows, Chilopsis Make Good Choices for Fall Planting in Dry Southern California Gardens

Yes, it’s going to be 90 today, but my Favorite Time of the Year is just around the corner! It’s almost time for Fall Planting Season. This is your chance to decide what your personal landscape will look like next year – and how much money you are willing to give to the DWP each Read More…