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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

My Favorite Fare from the Gourmet Food Corner

Food glorious food! Summer is an unbeatable time of year for entertaining; outdoor barbeques or just kicking it on your own patio with a pal. If you are anything like me, when it comes to food I’m a sucker for the best… A mug for the specialty snack… a pushover for the locally grown [...]

By |2018-10-24T11:00:36+00:00July 26th, 2018|Food|0 Comments

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

Summer BBQ Side Recipes | Cooking with Chef Mead

Complement your main BBQ entree with these summer side recipes created by Chef Rich Mead and Chef Allen of Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens. BBQ Baked Beans INGREDIENTS: ¼ pound bacon, diced 1 medium onion, diced 4 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 lb. dried cannellini beans, washed & picked over to remove debris or dark-colored beans [...]

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 [...]