In 1989 Bill Bryson drove throughout the United States on a quest to find the quintessential American city. He referred to it as "Amalgam, USA" and the quest became his book "The Lost Continent." He did find many beautiful spots in the U.S. but sure doesn't hold back when he is disappointed. Heads up- this is not… Continue reading April Read: “The Lost Continent” Review
Almost finished... I'm just waiting for the Arctotis to be delivered from the nursery. Poop. I wanted this to be a finished project, but we will just have to use our imagination on this. We have two small spots in our yard that are difficult to keep nice. Here's the before and after of my… Continue reading APRIL Project Part Five- Sidewalk Prettifying and Yard Beautification… because the neighbors deserve it.
Have you ever smelled a fresh orange? I mean really fresh- right off of the tree. It smells like California, the fresh outdoors, even the remnants of the orange blossom. If you want to taste something that comes close to how an orange blossom smells, find a jasmine tea (one of the green teas) and… Continue reading APRIL Yard Clean-Up Part Four: Orange Blossom Special… and Limes- think of the Gimlets!
Today I planted some starts for Prickly Pear Cactus. If you like any Mexican dishes made with Nopales, this is the cactus that it comes from. Oops... did you not know that you were eating cactus? Well, now you do. I've always wanted to grow one of my own, and The Brother-In-Law had paddles falling… Continue reading APRIL- Project of the Month, Yard Clean-Up Prickly Part 3
Out with the old, in with the new. Went back to Walter Anderson nursery today, found Leslie and she helped me pick out more semi-drought tolerant container loving plants. These should last longer and hold up to our dry weather better than the ubiquitous annuals that I have planted in the past. We found... Into… Continue reading Part Two- My Yard “Cleans Up Good” more of APRIL Project of the Month