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Gardening with Dogs – The Painters Canvas

painting a landscape

Some people can draw and paint with a skill that I will never posses. A number of my family members can easily transform the blank canvas into a … Read More

Gardening with Dogs – Digging Holes

Spencer (2002 – 2012)

There are many times when all of a sudden I will miss Spencer. The other day, digging a hole to plant purple and yellow … Read More

Container Gardening and Water Gardens

Container Gardening

After Christmas while everyone else was shopping for deals on wrapping paper and next years presents, I tucked myself away in a used book store and … Read More

Gift Cards – Love them or hate them

Love them or hate them, gift cards are the perfect gift for shopping and buying what you want. You can purchase exactly what you need and know that you won’t have to return the … Read More

Roses and Tomatoes in December

Roses in a rain storm

In the midst of a severe rain storm the dog’s food bowl is catching rain and the plants are flooded, but … Read More

It Never Rains in California

After the storm

There is a line in a song that says, “It never rains in California, it only pours and pours. And for the … Read More

Keep Saving Water, L.A.! Know Your Watering Days

Sun Peeking through the Clouds

In the midst of a drought, a rainy day is welcome and enjoyed. While water conservation in Los Angeles is mandatory it makes it easier … Read More

New Life Blooms after the Rain

Rose Buds

The sun is shining, the clouds are breaking up, although the ground is still muddy and streets and sidewalks are wet in many places. This … Read More

Gardening with Dogs – After the Rains

The sky after the rain

Do you ever look up in the sky? I spend most of my time in the garden, looking down at … Read More

Gardening with Dogs – Rain and Mud and Pawprints

sun peeking through the clouds

We had a recent rain storm and some much needed rain. California is in the midst of a severe drought, so severe that the Department … Read More