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How To Grow Catnip: Your Cat Will Love You!

  Kitties , most of them anyway, love to frolic and roll in catnip.  I keep a pot of it out on my front porch so Oscar, my 15 year old tuxedo boy, won’t totally devastate it in the house in 1 fell swoop. My other feline Riley could care less about it. That’s how… Read more

Lucky Bamboo In LA’s Chinatown

  Saying Santa Barbara that is a beautiful place to live and work is an understatement. But, let’s face it, this girl needs a big city fix every now and then. Fortunately that fix is just 90 miles south (driving time: 1 1/2 to 4 hours depending on the traffic!) so an urban excursion every… Read more

A Succulent To Brighten Up The Garden: Aeonium Sunburst

  Looking at this plant is like a day full of sunshine – radiant, warm and good mood inducing.  I’ve been coveting this succulent for ages now so when my neighbor gave me not 1 but 3, I was over the moon with horticultural giddiness. These Aeonium Sunbursts, with their large rosette leaves, are going… Read more

I Have Somethings To Show You: LA Flower District Cut Flowers

  The LA Flower District is a floral wonderland smack in the heart of downtown.  Lucy and I met in Los Angeles a few weeks ago to hash out some “business stuff” face to face.  Early the next morning we made an excursion to this delightful place where we shot a few videos for you…. Read more

My Far Out Fern: A Crested Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern

  This is a far out fern with a far out name!  I first saw this Crested Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern, whose botanic name is Asplenium antiquum “Leslie”, at our farmers market and had to have it. I love those wild, wavy edges and the crispy noise it makes when touched.  I must say, this… Read more

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