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Though this is primarily a garden blog, I like to toss in a few posts about creativity and upcycling from time to time, since those also inspire me and feelContinue reading “Upcycled Micro Bags & Bins — Made From Plastic Bag Trash”
Drips, Frit’s & Fruits — a garden mélange of garden harvests, butterflies and irrigation during drought #sonomacounty #drought #gardenblogger
The Summer of Buckets You’ve heard of the Summer of Love, right? Well I propose that 2021 here in Northern California be called the Summer of Buckets. There are bucketsContinue reading “The Summer of Buckets — Extreme Drought & Early Wildfire Season In the Garden”
Even a Sprinkle Is Welcome During Drought! A few days after my last garden blog post, we received a tiny bit of rain: about a tenth of an inch. EvenContinue reading “May In the Garden — a joy even during drought”
The California poppies and lupines are abloom in Sonoma County, and so are lilacs and foxgloves and columbine. Pipevine swallowtails are mating and tree swallows returning for the summer. Keep up with the wildfire safety and drought preparedness steps taken by organic gardening blog of The Compulsive Gardener.
“Farming needs a kind of toughness, doesn’t it…?” says Edith from Downton Abbey — one of our favorite lines we quote to each other in amusement. Same with the gardenContinue reading “Drought and Wildfire Resilience In the Garden”
Garden Flowers and Scents to Balm the Spirit This week, the garden soothed worries, as it so often does, with the comfort and enjoyment of the squiggling tadpoles, the pipevineContinue reading “What’s Been Happening In the Early April Garden”
Pipevine Swallowtails are my favorite butterflies here–with their mystical black color and iridescent blue sheen (on the males). And the caterpillars are also eye-catching: black with bright orange spikes–looking likeContinue reading “Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies”
Gophers In Your Garden When I think of gophers, in my mind’s eye I see the flyer for JAWS, only instead of the shark there is a Monster Gopher comingContinue reading “Protecting Shrubs and Trees from Gophers”
The asparagus is starting to pop up! And not a minute too soon, as the winter broccoli is starting to flower and frankly, I was getting tired of eating it.Continue reading “Asparagus and Oyster Mushroom Harvest”
After my last post, Time for a Tidy in the Spring Garden and Plant Nursery, there were a couple of questions about when to prune different plants in the garden,Continue reading “When to Prune Garden Fruit trees, Flowering Shrubs and Perennials”
It’s early spring in Sonoma County and time for a garden tidy of any of last years overgrowth, perennials, and remaining dormant pruning. Best time to plant out any shrubs or trees from your propagated nursery stock. Also a few favorite flower blooms from gardening blog of the-compulsive-gardener.com
Take a walk through the early spring garden of the-compulsive-gardener.com in Sonoma County. Early blooming flowers of daffodils, flowering quince and currants, rosemary, grape hyacinth, cerinthe. See how the overwintering vegetables are coming along: leeks, onions, beets, garlic. Hope you enjoy the virtual garden tour!
Create a garden sanctuary with a portable greenhouse pod — great for gardening breaks or outdoor meditation space year-round. Gardening blog from Sonoma County, CA. the-compulsive-gardener.com
Escape lockdown for a moment, into the refuge of a virtual tour of Sonoma County, California back-roads. Can you smell the wet moss and bay leaves? Enjoy the pastoral scenes of West County farms and redwood lined roads, of vineyards and sheep, apple orchards and some local favorites.
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