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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Every Party Needs Cascarones!

Lady Dahlia always says:  Viva La Fiesta!No fiesta is complete without these hollowed out, decorated eggs which are filled with confetti and then cracked over someone's head.  This long standing tradition of merrymaking... Read more

How I Pruned My Sweet Olive

I love to prune!  When I moved into this house and saw  an Osmanthus fragrans in the front yard ... my first thought was "shall I keep it?"   In my days as a professional gardener I had dealt with quite a few and was familiar with their tendency to grow into a big blob.  I did get rid of a lot of plants (the majority given away to new homes) but decided to keep the Osmanthus.  Here's how it looks today.Read more