Welcome to my Gardening Blog.

In October of 2012 I moved from Anaheim CA to the Mojave Desert. So the older posts will reflect my gardening before the move, and my newer ones are after the move. Now that I have a huge yard and sandy soil (the opposite of what I had in Anaheim), I have to learn how to adapt.

Monday, April 30, 2012

New Owners Uh Oh

Our building has a new owner. The company plans to fix the place up and sell at a profit in a month. A man standing on the lawn with a marker made me think 'uh oh.'  I said, "Can I help you," and he said, "Just doing some landscaping."  The last owner did landscaping, so it doesn't need to be done and is a waste of money, but more to the point, I hope they don't dig up all the roses, pansies and ice plant that I spent my own money on, and once again I hope they don't invade the backyard (which up till now I've managed to keep for private gardening) and rip everything out. I hate renting.

The only reason I'm not having heart palpitations is because I want to move anyway. I just don't have the resources.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Plant Sale Coming Up at the Huntington Library

A great chance to get some unusual plants. I'd be all over this if the need to move to another state wasn't looming over me.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Making a Gourd Planter

For Earth Day I'm making a gourd hanging planter. I got the artwork burned onto it yesterday. I want to macrame the hanger. I was hoping to get done today but I have to go to a memorial service that could take up most of Saturday and I have an archery event all day Sunday. But when I get it finished I'll be sure to share photos.

Nasturtiums Gone Wild

Some plants thrive on neglect. Case in point, my nasturtiums.  They are blooming their little heads off this year. The only water they got was rainfall and dew. The brown eyed Susan vine is also thriving. I've tried planting nasturtiums in the front yard, but the gardeners think they are weeds and always rip them out. Maybe in Mexico they are weeds.

My rose bush was a riot of blooms as well. Every year I look forward to this one blooming. This year it outdid itself. Not bad for a $5 bargain from the local swap meet.