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Goat Cheese Potato “Lasagna”

INGREDIENTS: 5 lbs. Red New Potatoes 1 qt. Heavy Cream 10 oz. Goat Cheese 1-1/2 cups Parmesan cheese - grated 2 Tbs. Garlic ½ bunch Italian Parsley - chopped Salt and fresh ground pepper PROCEDURE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cream with chopped garlic. Thinly slice potatoes – preferably on a mandolin. Let the [...]

Quinoa, Persimmon, Pomegranate and Kale Salad

INGREDIENTS: 3   cups Quinoa - Cooked 1   cup Persimmon – thinly sliced ½  cup Roasted Leeks ½  cup Dried Cranberries ¼  cup Pomegranate seeds 2   cups Kale - Cut 1   cup Butternut Squash – Small cubes and roasted Pomegranate Glaze 1   cup Balsamic ½  cup Pomegranate Juice Citrus Vinaigrette ½  cup Orange Juice ¼  cup [...]

LAVENDER, LAVENDER OR LAVENDER?

A frequent dilemma we encounter here at Roger’s Gardens is this: A guest would like to either buy a replacement lavender or simply wants to add lavender to their garden. The question then, is this; Which lavender would you like? While just about everyone imagines making their garden look like this: The reality is usually [...]

By | 2016-10-14T16:13:54+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Gardening, Inspiration|0 Comments

Behind the Curtain: Halloween 2016 Grimm Tales – Come Closer

Now that the dust has settled, it's time to see how everything turned out! Based on The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, this years room is divided up into four stories: Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Red Riding Hood and Snow White. Let's take a stroll through the (haunted) woods, shall we? Enter if you dare! [...]

By | 2017-07-19T15:16:48+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Halloween, Holiday, Home Decor, Inspiration|1 Comment

Behind The Curtain: Halloween 2016, Grimm Tales

Wow how time flies! Good to see you again, you look great! Did you do something new with your hair? Have you been working out? Whatever you've been doing it works for you! I can't believe a whole year has passed since we've last met. What have you been up to? We've been busy getting our [...]

By | 2017-07-19T15:21:08+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Fall, Halloween, Holiday, Home Decor, Inspiration|7 Comments

Designing with Succulents

Succulents and cactus have experienced a surge in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. Their colorful, unique shaped foliage looks good year round – no flowers necessary.  They grow large and small so it’s easy to find one that will fit happily into the smallest pot, or grow up into a [...]

4 Easy Steps to Canning Tomatoes from your Garden

You have so many tomatoes and you can’t eat them so what can you do with them? Well, you can can them. I have canned up all kinds, cherry, yellow, multi-colored as well as just plain old red tomatoes.  It’s so great to have (almost) fresh tomatoes when they are not available in the garden. [...]

Great Shade Trees for Small Gardens

Thank you for visiting our blog. If you have any comments, I’d love to hear them. I am often asked for trees for small gardens, and so I have developed a little list of my all-time favorites. I’ve grown most in my own garden and the rest in friend’s gardens. These are sturdy, easy to grow [...]

Outdoor Living Trends 2016 – Southern California Style

On Trend for 2016: Colors: White is the color of choice for 2016 for outdoor living furniture and accessories; Any shade of white from polar to cream. Start with a neutral palate but mix it up using colorful accessories and textiles. Turquoise is a prominent color for this summer. It always adds a [...]