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Late Winter Color

Late Winter Color

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Garden | No Comments

Each day there is more color in the garden. This is our first spring with most of these plants, and I’m trying my best to absorb everything that I can about their habits, challenges, and preferences. The oak leaf hydrangeas didn’t loose all of their leaves, and I learned that their bronze color is nothing […]

Verdant Dreams, Part I

Verdant Dreams, Part I

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Garden | No Comments

We live in midtown Santa Cruz in the Banana Belt and our home has very little shade. After we bought the property, we heard from some longterm neighbors that the gravel parking lot in the side yard had once been a very productive vegetable garden, surrounded by a white picket fence. It sounded so charming, […]