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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 [...]

Fall is for Planting – Planting Color for the Cooler Season

Most people don’t realize spring isn’t the only season we need to think about planting.  Great gardeners know that early autumn is just as important to get back into your garden as the Spring months to keep the bounties of color going all year long on your patio, containers and in your garden. After [...]

By |2018-12-05T21:57:29+00:00September 27th, 2018|Fall, Gardening, Holiday|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

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

October 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 |2018-03-27T09:44:57+00:00October 1st, 2017|Gardening, Gardening Checklist|8 Comments

Salsa & Relish Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Add a kick to your summer entrees with these quick and simple salsa and relish recipes created by Chef Rich Mead and Chef Allen of Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens. Strawberry Relish INGREDIENTS: 4 Cup Fresh Strawberries (chopped) ½ Red Onion (finely chopped) 1 Jalapeno (finely chopped) ¼ Cup Fresh Basil, Chiffonade Juice of 2 Limes [...]

Cooking with Grain Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Tehachapi Farms Sonora/Red Fife Blend Oatmeal Raisin Cookies INGREDIENTS: 2 cups Sonora/Red Fife Blend Flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 cup (8 oz.) unsalted butter – softened 1 cup brown sugar (dark), firmly packed 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 3 cups oats (not instant) ¾ cup [...]

Perfect Paperwhites in Pots

One of the easiest and most popular winter duties is growing pots of beautiful, fragrant Paperwhite Narcissus.  Paperwhites provide clusters of white flowers and perfume the season when we you need it most, and you can time them to bloom exactly when you desire.  For a beautiful blooming centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table, start them [...]

By |2018-05-09T13:54:00+00:00November 9th, 2016|Fall, Gardening, Holiday, Home Decor|9 Comments