The Garden

1000 Flowers
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1000 Flowers

When I told my neighbors I was planting thousands of flowers in my small front yard, they looked at me in disbelief. Most people put in a few flowering perennials here and consider their yard done–if they have any flowers at all. Annuals are rare here, and bulbs are almost complete strangers in our rock-landscaped…

October Garden Tour
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October Garden Tour

A sneak peek at the white garden It’s time for another garden tour! Would you like to come see my garden in Las Vegas in person? It will be warm, so wear sunscreen and a hat, bring some water, and of course bring something to take notes with if you’d like. You may bring your camera if…

Front Garden Update
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Front Garden Update

Neighbors I’ve never met before are starting to talk to me. “Stunning!” one man said to my husband and I last week as he came down the street to get his mail. “It’s really beautiful!” said another man. A woman stopped her car in the middle of the road, rolled down her window, and yelled out that…

Nasturtiums
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Nasturtiums

My nasturtiums are growing really well right now. I have to be careful that they don’t overtake my herb garden and crowd the other plants from the sun (which they did last year, killing several plants). Both the leaves and the flowers of these plants are edible. They’ve got a bite to them, though (like…

Dreaming on Paper
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Dreaming on Paper

White flower carpet rose I have been dreaming of relandscaping our front yard for many years. We have the typical Las Vegas front yard: a strange shape of grass, surrounded by rocks, a few bushes and a single tree. (Newer homes are not allowed to put grass in the front yard anymore, per a law…

The Garden in Spring
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The Garden in Spring

My garden has been full of blossoms the last couple of weeks. The grass has really greened up thanks to the top dressing of 18 bags of manure.     We have been harvesting from this raised bed every other day; I have lettuce, radishes, spinach and bok choy at this end of the bed, and asparagus…