• Posts Tagged ‘lavender’

    The Lavender Experiment

    by  • May 11, 2014 • Sierra Foothills

    Lavender fields

    What happens if you don’t trim lavender? You all may know I like garden experiments. For the last two years I’ve been experimenting with my Spanish lavender field and NOT trimming the blooms off. This is the field a week ago that I’ve not trimmed OR watered and as I went up to inspect,...

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    Spicy mints in the foothill garden

    by  • August 30, 2012 • Garden, Plant Profiles

    Spicy mints? “Much Virtue in Herbs, little in Men.” – Benjamin Franklin The rich, spiciness of these plants makes them useful in cooking, and nearly half the spices in your kitchen come from this one family, including basil, rosemary, lavender, marjoram, germander, thyme, savory, plus culinary sage and of course mint, peppermint, and spearmint....

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    Then and Now-The back slope

    by  • February 12, 2012 • Design, Garden

    In a series of Then and Now photos, it’s satisfying to look back nostalgically to see how far we have come.  Bought in 2000, and in a completely natural area, we’ve tried to preserve the beauty of our 7 acres near the Sierra foothills of California, as we make a place for ourselves in...

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    Rambling around in July

    by  • July 10, 2010 • Summer

    When you go out to the garden, with no objective in mind, it's surprising how much you can accomplish. Equipped with gloves and clippers in my back pocket, I water and putter with no thoughts in my mind. Sometimes, just start to clip and water and sometimes you take on huge jobs never...

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