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Hand Watering the Kitchen Garden

I have said it before: I hand water my kitchen garden.

Just yesterday I bought the latest...

Creating an Enclosed Garden Blog Image
Creating an Enclosed Garden

Building a wonderful kitchen garden is more than planting a few raised beds of vegetables. Its...

Those Cute White Butterflies Blog Image
Those Cute White Butterflies

Those small white butterflies swirling around your cabbage and broccoli plants should not be a...

Container Herbs for a Busy New Mom Blog Image
Container Herbs for a Busy New Mom

My work is done here. I have managed to accomplish a couple of gardening chores for my daughter on...

The Edible and Ornamental Loquat Tree Blog Image
The Edible and Ornamental Loquat Tree

I am always looking for plants that have multiple uses—plants that look great in the garden and...

Designing with Herbs and Vegetables Blog Image
Designing with Herbs and Vegetables

Years ago, when I was strolling the paths and grand alles of Villandry, I was surprised by the...

Dinner? Something With Spinach Blog Image
Dinner? Something With Spinach

I've been traveling the last two weeks, lecturing and designing with some family time thrown in.

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Delectable Cherimoya Blog Image
Delectable Cherimoya

Do you see this strange fruit hidden in the leaves? Look closely: the pale artichoke green fruit is...

Planting the Spring Garden Blog Image
Planting the Spring Garden

It's a glorious spring day—57 degrees and sunny—which means we strip off our coats and put on...

Early Spring Salad Greens Blog Image
Early Spring Salad Greens

One of the great delights of the spring garden is growing salad greens. They are easy to grow, and...

How to Grow Citrus Trees in Pots Blog Image
How to Grow Citrus Trees in Pots

I have been working on a design project in Santa Barbara, California. We are creating a walled...

Spring Garden Cleanup and Preparing Beds Blog Image
Spring Garden Cleanup and Preparing Beds

Finally, warm spring weather has me dreaming of the summer garden and all of the new varieties to...