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Add Some Orange Zest To Your Succulent Garden With Sedum Nussbaumerianum

Orange mania in the garden!  I love Coppertone Stonecrop & am sharing all I know about this jazzy succulent. I absolutely love orange in the garden so it was instant plant lust when I  first laid my eyes upon Sedum nussbaumerianum (or Coppertone Stonecrop in common speak) at a nursery here in Santa Barbara.  Should… Read more

A Few Groovy Plants & A Bit Of VidCon

  Oh Youtube, how wildly popular you are!  The fans adore your many stars and were out in full force a couple of months ago at the Anaheim Convention Center, just a Mickey Mouse hat’s toss away from Disneyland.  Lucy and I were there also to attend VidCon, the largest gathering on earth for people… Read more

A Fun & Sparkly Budget Halloween Centerpiece

  For me fall centerpieces are all about foliages, berries, pomegranates, persimmons, pumpkins and mums.  You know, classy grown up stuff.  Halloween, even though it lands smack in the middle of autumn, is a totally different ballgame.  I say: it’s a time to bring on the glitter, glitz and paint and get your spook on…. Read more

Weekend Musings

  Fall has officially arrived!  I love this time of year at our Santa Barbara Farmers Market because the summer produce is still abundant but the fall and winter squashes are starting to make an appearance.  Tomatoes fresh from the farm and kabocha squash anyone? Peppers, like the ones you see above, love our warm… Read more

Learning About African Violets

  Whenever I mention African Violets, I always get the response “oh, they were my grandmother’s favorite flower or my mother loves them”.  My grandmother grew them with great success in a bright window in her Connecticut home atop a tray of pebbles with water in it.   I however, have only grown a few… Read more

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