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Monthly Archives: October 2015

More Succulent Cuttings For You!

It's time to do a little thinning out which means I have more succulent cuttings to sell: direct from my organic garden to you.Oh goodness gracious, my Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli) is getting so dense that I can't see through it anymore.  I love this plant but it's time to get out the trusty, well seasoned Felcos and have at it.  I'll be moving from Santa Barbara next year and won't be taking the ginormous estate pot which holds this delightful 8',... Read more

A Fall Centerpiece With Succulents, Santa Barbara Style

This centerpiece, with fall fruits & vegetables, would be beautiful on your Thanksgiving table.  Or, for any occasion this fall!Fall to me means red, orange, yellow, gold, bronze and plum.  These colors can come in the form of berries, foliages, squashes, flowers or textiles.  I really don't care just as long as I have these tones in my home at this time of year.  I love making arrangements with fruits and vegetables because you can... Read more

Weekend Musings

Greetings,Halloween is just a week away and it's time to get our spooky on.  It’s that wild and crazy holiday we celebrate when it’s just fine to put on gobs of outrageous makeup which takes 2 days to get off, dress like that actor or musician everyone loves to hate and scare people just for fun.  If you need some last minuteRead more

A Word Of Warning About Pruning Euphorbias

Euphorbias are wonderful but there's something you should be aware of when pruning Euphorbias.

Oh, the wonderful world of Euphorbias! There are over 2000 species of them and most share this 1 thing in common.

I wanted to do this post for those of you who are new to this genus which includes poinsettias, the crown of thorns, Mediterranean... Read more

My Bougainvilleas: Fall Color In My Garden

Fall means warm, sunny & clear days here in Southern California.  My garden is still going strong but I do get a minute amount of color change.I was raised in Litchfield County, Connecticut - land of rolling hills, endless stonewalls, covered bridges and lots and lots of trees.  Big trees.  Those trees turned a myriad of colors in fall which is something I took for granted growing up.  I now live in Santa Barbara, California where the autumn... Read more