Jacaranda

Jacaranda

What else could I feature this week but the beautiful Jacaranda tree aka Jacaranda mimosifolia.  I'm always amazed when I hear complaints about...

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Gardening Zones in Coronado – 10 & 24

I was confused about gardening zones, but after doing a little research, I have realized that there are two basic guidelines you need to pay attention to: the USDA Hardiness Zone Finder and Sunset's Garden Climate Zones. The difference is that the U.S.D.A. maps tell...

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Chompers

Chompers

Okay, I had a beautiful basil plant growing, until this morning.  Something chomped it to nubs.  I don't think it is caterpillars but I'm not sure...

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A New Age

I was at a Master Gardener committee meeting last week and picked up the latest UC publication, California Agriculture.  The whole issue is devoted to cannabis.  Times, they are a'changin'.....   BTW, here's the link to California Agriculture which has this issue and...

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Elements & Principals of Design

Elements & Principals of Design through courses at Flower Show Judge school.  It was all a bit overwhelming at first but after awhile I found I was using them in my everyday life.  Think of 'elements' as the ingredients of a recipe and 'principals' as the recipe...

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Miscellaneous Monday 2-28-22

I have always been fascinated with historic ephemera. The links below are a collection of pictures or drawings of fruit, herbs and other miscellaneous flora from a century ago or older. It's Monday and a little decompression is always in order. These images should...

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