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Plumeria Care for Socal Climates

Plumerias are beautiful, colorful flowering plants that produce numerous flowers with fragrant scents. These flowers are famously recognized in Hawaiian leis and are easy to grow in our Southern California climate. It’s impossible to track all the different flowers and scents because there are countless varieties, however the pink, yellow and white varieties seem [...]

Monarchs and Milkweeds, What Gardeners Need to Know

Recently, gardeners and the public in general are becoming aware of the plight of one of our most well-known butterflies, the Monarch. Once a common sight throughout most of North America, Monarch numbers are on a serious decline and the iconic butterfly is even being considered for listing as an [...]

By |2018-12-05T22:16:16+00:00July 12th, 2018|Gardening|5 Comments

Global Patterns – 2018 Home Décor Trend

Warm and earthy tones are making a comeback this summer, replacing the cooler pastel palettes from past seasons.  Along with this shift is also the change of patterns and designs which feature natural materials and folklore patterns. These neutral accessories will bring back the memory of your favorite vacation or travels abroad and set [...]

By |2018-07-06T13:21:44+00:00July 6th, 2018|Home Decor|0 Comments

Summer Outdoor Living by Lynda

A View from the Garden Rooms … Outdoor Living. Summer is officially here! Gone are the short, cold days of Winter. Hurrah!!   Make room for warmer, longer, slower, breezy, easy afternoons of Summer… sit in your comfy chair in your respective garden, deck, pool, gazeboe and/or patio with family and friends, sipping [...]

By |2018-10-24T11:01:59+00:00June 28th, 2018|Patio|0 Comments

Coastal Influence – 2018 Home Décor Trend

With our geographical location, the beach and ocean have always been a natural choice for our interior décor. The trend this season is adapting to a relaxed approach and utilizing a softer palette to create a casual and inviting home. Specimen Shells Shells are so interesting and beautiful [...]

By |2018-06-08T14:09:32+00:00June 8th, 2018|Home Decor|0 Comments

June Gardening Checklist

Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this are as accurate as I can currently offer.  During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants.  With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help you [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:24:39+00:00June 1st, 2018|Gardening, Gardening Checklist|12 Comments

May Gardening Checklist

Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this are as accurate as I can currently offer.  During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants.  With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help you [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:27:32+00:00May 1st, 2018|Gardening, Gardening Checklist|4 Comments

April Gardening Checklist

Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this blog are as accurate as I can currently offer. During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants. With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:28:39+00:00April 1st, 2018|Gardening, Gardening Checklist|4 Comments

March Gardening Checklist

Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this blog are as accurate as I can currently offer. During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants. With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:31:46+00:00March 1st, 2018|Gardening, Gardening Checklist|9 Comments