Perennial Grass Care

A couple weeks ago on Gardenista, I spoke about winter garden work – mostly, perennial grass care. Read below on a how to care for some of my favorite perennial grasses, including some unique techniques to keeping them looking fabulous. During winter, I leave my perennial grasses standing tall for as long as possible so the …
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Setting the space. Being in ceremony.

“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us solace ourselves with loves.” – Proverbs 7:17-18 ~ Imagine the act of doing this. I can imagine… ~ I would make my bed with clean, soft linens, plumping the pillows and folding …
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Valentine like a boss.

Ahh, Valentines Day… Wait, don’t click away already! I promise this won’t be too annoying. Ahh Valentine’s Day… in my opinion, this is the perfect day for self love. Although, I kind of cringe when I hear the phrase, “self love”. My critical self thinks a swarm of judgements around this topic, especially when companies …
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Be stoked for the weeds.

“Roses can grow in slums just as weeds can grow around mansions.” ― Richard Paul Evans, A Step of Faith   Today’s drive was a regular trek from HMB to Pescadero to San Gregorio. The dogs needed a good, wild run and we quickly found a field that was perfect, complete with blooming mustard and oxalis...
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Winter pruning – with the essentials.

Alright! It’s finally time to prune for the winter (in the Bay Area, that is). I have purposefully waited an extra 3-4 weeks longer then I normally would for pruning in my garden, due to the weather patterns displayed over the past few years. I figure cutting back later, then earlier, is always best...
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