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We garden where it’s high and oh so dry…where the deer and the buffalo roam.

No wonder I am tired of gardening. But wait! I'm making a comeback, maybe today and tomorrow only, but a two day respite is better than no respite. Along with my sound advice channeled via KD Lang, don't smoke in bed, let me add, don't...

To see a partial list of what's bloomin' now, just mouse over the photo as it goes by. And a warm thank you to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for putting together the original Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day! ...

This is my all time fave outdoor kitchen. We call it the Cabana Kitchen. It is steps away from the Pacific Ocean. Steps. Maybe 25 steps. I have seen the Pacific Ocean wash into this kitchen during one particularly high tide and storm. Yes, I...

Dear determined gardening friends, Indy and Dee in particular, If anyone saw my garden this very minute they would be shocked and dismayed. SHOCKED! I tell you. The new sandstone retaining wall is about half finished. Some of the rudbeckia have escaped the perennial borders and...

Thanks to my bad-boy-photographer-extraordinaire-culinary-enthusiast-ascended-Zen-master-pal, David Perry, I have been looking at fruit this season with a new vision: homemade liqueurs. You all know my penchant for the sunset colored rhubarbtini. And David brought me a bottle of his famous plum brandy. Our dear family...

I know, I know! How boring is that post title? It is SO NOT me. When I went to Amazon.com in search of the best vegetable garden cookbooks, I could pull up more than 200 and sometimes 600 matches. There's a new one for sale about...

While Indy of May Dreams Gardens is regaling us with photos of abundance from her garden, and Dee from Red Dirt Ramblings is lamenting the heat and lack of produce from her garden, I am going to focus on the big highlight of my week:...